Sleep Apnoea and Snoring

Snoring can be loud and unpleasant — and may make your significant other the target of some light-hearted joking — but it can also be a sign of an alarming condition referred to as obstructive sleep apnea, which is caused by an obstruction of the upper airway.

More than simply annoying, sleep apnoea can lead to exhaustion, high blood pressure, and even heart attack.  Snoring and sleep apnoea can be cured and controlled with the help of The TMJ Centre Melbourne.

Snoring generally involves the softer structures of the throat and nasal passages obstructing the airway during sleep, which is why it’s so often tied to sleep apnea as an early symptom. Irregular airflow can also factor into sleep deprivation and can be caused by a number of possible structural issues, including:

• The muscles of the throat relaxing during sleep
• A mispositioned jaw
• The tissues of the airway touching and creating vibrations
• Sleeping on your back, which may result in your tongue dropping to the back of your mouth

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Sleep apnoea and snoring can have a huge impact on your health and well-being. We’ve changed many lives without the need for surgery or CPAP machines.