“I’m ok, I can’t hear it!” is a phrase we hear all the time.
In many cultures snoring is humorous, and snoring noises are often used in film and animation to indicate that someone is sleeping… the irony being that the snorer might be only getting poor quality sleep, and indeed, snoring can be a symptom of something more serious.
In this Snorer.com Guide, we’ll give you an overview of snoring and
sleep apnoea, to help you make the decision whether ‘snoring’ is
something you should address… because it might not be just snoring.
If you are reading this without having a broad understanding of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) treatments then we suggest you first look at the Snorer.com Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Overview Guide.
This starts from a medical perspective and then moves to dental… because a mouthpiece may impact upon your teeth - and your teeth (and other things) impact upon whether a mouthpiece is right for you.
You may have tried one or more before, so try some others to see if they
work for you. These are suggestions and won’t work for everyone!
Some of these suggestions might show results immediately, others after a sustained amount of time.
We’d love to hear from you (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’ve tried something from this guide and how it worked out for you.
Of course, do not undertake anything in this guide if it goes against the
advice of your medical practitioner. If your partner snores and feels sleepy in the day they should consult their Doctor/Primary Care Physician.
apnea/apnoea (OSA), and might now be facing the possibility of using a
PAP machine each night.
PAP therapy involves wearing a mask over your face while you sleep, to
force air through your nose (and sometimes your mouth as well). This
‘pressurised’ air prevents your airway from closing when you breathe in.
There are several PAP machine manufacturers and it is considered the best solution for moderate to severe sleep apnoea.
For one reason or another, it doesn’t work for everyone, and some people find wearing a mask in bed every night difficult to get along with.
This free Guide is intended to help you have a more informed dialogue with your healthcare professional.