Snoring occurs when loose or fatty muscle tissues in the back of the throat relax during sleep. As these tissues collapse into the throat, air is forced through the shrunken air ways producing vibrations in the back of the throat that cause the snoring sounds.
Snoring is common - about 40% of the adult population snore. The likelihood of snoring increases with age, and also if the person is overweight or drinks alcohol.
Thankfully, there is help at hand for those people who suffer from problem snoring. Your dentist can make you a remarkably comfortable mouthguard-styled device which is worn at night to prevent snoring. It works by gently holding the lower jaw in a forward position, thus increasing the opening at the back of the throat and lessening the vibrations of the tissue at the back of the throat.
Although it is not possible to guarantee that an anti-snoring device will work on everyone, in over 70% of the patients who use them, snoring is either prevented or significantly reduced.
So why not ask today for a good night's sleep tonight!