Snoring

What is snoring?

During sleep, the tissues lining the throat relax, and the tongue slide backwards, causing the narrowing of the airways. Vibration or snoring then occurs as the air passing through with difficulty, grazes the walls of the throat.

The main factors that can increase snoring are:

  • Obstruction of the nasal and oral cavity and the throat: deviation of the nasal septum, nasal congestion, polyps, adenoids, enlarged tonsils and tongue.
  • Excessive fat tissue deposit in the throat due to overweight
  • Smoking, alcohol or medication consumption (tranquilizers, muscle relaxants)
  • Sleeping on the back
  • Pregnancy

Snoring affects all spheres of life

The noise generated by snoring becomes very uncomfortable for the person and their partner and has also a negative impact on the quality and quantity of your sleep. Various consequences result from chronic snoring that is not managed such as daytime fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.

If your partner begs you to act to manage your snoring, come and talk to us. We will assess your condition and accompany you through the essential steps to resolve the situation.

The solutions

In most cases, when it comes to chronic snoring, a mandibular advancement device helps reduce the problem. By advancing the mandibule and the tongue, the device will open the airway for breathing, providing for an easier flow of the air with no restriction and less friction. The appliance is custom designed to be worn in the mouth. It is simple to use and allows you to have a better and more comfortable sleep.

It should be noted that snoring may also be, in some cases, a precursor sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Our goal is to help you sleep better, while keeping an eye out for the possibility of OSA.