Is snoring normal?
Snoring is not just an embarrassing and irritating noise, but a loud sign that you are damaging your health!
Snoring is often linked to obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) – where breathing slows or stops
during sleep, disrupting oxygen levels and sleep quality.
How is snoring bad for me?
When your airway closes and your breathing is interrupted, you have to partially wake up to restart your breathing. Although you are usually unaware of it (you literally sleep right through it!) this can happen hundreds of times a night.
The oxygen loss and interrupted sleep can impact negatively on all aspects of your life
Normal open airway Restricted airway - Closed airway -
breathing slowed breathing stopped
Poor Quality of Life:
Poor mental function:
- Snoring disturbing others
- Daytime tiredness / fatigue
- Waking with a blocked nose
- Waking with a sore throat
- Waking unrefreshed / tired
- Waking with headache / hangover feeling
- Poor memory / concentration
- Nervousness / anxiety
- Irritability/ mood swings
- increased chance of heart attack / stroke
- High blood pressure
- Impotence / loss of libido
- Type II diabetes
- Weight gain
- Reflux / heartburn ]
What can I do about it?
If you snore and have any of the above symptoms, you should seek treatment…..for you and your family’s benefit