You’ve just finished a long day of work and you’re ready for bed. But instead of looking forward to a night full of rest—you’re anxious. If you snore, you’re used to waking up several times a night. And your partner probably is, too.
Aside from the many disturbances you experience every night, snoring can actually have other negative health implications.
Are you a snorer? You may want to consider the following ways it could affect your health and life.
- Snoring can be indicative of sleep apnoae, a condition in which you actually stop breathing for several periods throughout the night. Symptoms associated with sleep apnoea can also include memory problems, weight gain, migraine headaches and a feeling of tiredness that doesn’t seem to go away.
- It can cause strain on your heart. When you’re dealing with sleep apnoea caused by obstruction, it can often cause high blood pressure. This can lead to a higher risk of heart attack and even stroke.
- Snoring may be related to low oxygen levels in the blood. When your vessels are constricted, signs of pulmonary hypertension may be prevalent.
- You won’t always have a happy partner. If you share your bed with someone each night, chances are they’re waking up just as much, or more, than you. Sleep apnoae can be scary for a partner to experience when breathing ceases during sleep. It’s easy to imagine how this can cause strain on any relationship.
Ready to learn more about your options when it comes to snoring and getting more restful sleep? At our practice, we’re proud to offer non-invasive anti-snoring devices that are designed to be worn while you sleep. Best of all, these oral appliances can be custom fit to your mouth, are less costly than a sleep apnoea airway machine and can begin to work upon first use.
To find out if you’re a candidate for an oral appliance, contact our practice to book a consultation. We can’t wait to help you and your partner experience uninterrupted sleep.