Why Snoring Could Be A Sign Of A Greater Problem

Snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea, where the tissues in the neck “collapse” during sleep, which automatically leads to the sufferer waking up with a start and often a loud snore.
Several of these incidents can occur every night, yet the person suffering from sleep apnoea is not aware of anything other than waking up feeling devoid of energy and more than just a little tired.
The symptoms include snoring, excessive tiredness and other characteristics that go with long-term fatigue – irritability, anxiety or depression and forgetfulness among them.

Make It Part Of Your Standard Check-up

Snoring might be a sign of something a bit more serious (but easily treatable) such as sleep apnoea, or it might just be an annoyance in itself.
While there might be no need to rush to see your GP or dentist, it is something to get checked out.
You should certainly mention snoring at your next regular check-up so that the dentist can check for any signs that it might be damaging your oral health and take steps accordingly.

Candidate For Cold Water Treatment?

There are other advisable practices that can help you tackle snoring – all without resorting to pouring cold water on your partner to wake them up and stop the noise…
Turning off all electronic screens an hour or so before bed helps the brain relax, so too does avoiding all caffeinated drinks, and foods that are fatty or spicy.
Getting some exercise during the day is beneficial, so too venturing outside to get natural sunlight – even if office bound for the day it is important to get fresh air.
There are further tips on the sleep foundation website.

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