3 Reasons why snoring is slowly ruining our lives
We all know someone who snores so loud it feels like the house is shaking. Maybe it’s someone in the family. Maybe it’s you.
What you may not know is that snoring can seriously affect your health and general well-being if not investigated and treated appropriately.
Here are three reasons why snoring could be slowly ruining your life and should be taken very seriously:
1. Snoring is a high-risk sign for obstructive sleep apnoea
Obstructive sleep apnoea (app-nee-ah) is when there is a collapse of soft tissues in the upper airway during your sleep. This obstruction to your normal breathing results in low blood oxygen levels and disturbances to deep sleep. This can happen many times on and off during your sleep and can put you at high risk for many medical problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.
2. Increased chance of a motor vehicle accident
Snoring and sleep disordered breathing can significantly increase your chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Not only is this a danger to yourself and your loved ones, but millions of people around the world are driving in a sleepy state and can enter microsleeps at any time.
You wouldn’t want to be driving next to someone having a microsleep and drifting into your lane although this happens all too commonly in the present day. Studies have shown that sleepy driving can put that person at the same risk of a motor vehicle accident as someone who is over the legal blood alcohol limit which means there are millions of people driving like they were drunk every day!
3. Affecting your mental clarity and health
Without a good quality sleep, you may notice being excessively rundown, having emotional mood swings, irritability and poor memory and concentration. This can easily lead to poor work performance, demotivation, relationship problems and depression.
This not only affects the snorer but all the people around them who are kept awake by their snoring!
The good news is we are here to help!
Dental sleep appliances (also called mandibular advancement splints) are an effective and comfortable treatment option that we custom make for hundreds of patients with fantastic results. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and education to give you the power to seek treatment and an improved quality of life.
If you wish to learn more about what’s causing your snoring and how we can help, I invite you to book a free short appointment with myself at one of my consulting locations.