Snoring can often be more than just a noisy nuisance. Loud and excessive snoring can also be a sign of a serious medical condition called obstructive sleep apnoea, or OSA(Snoring and Sleep Apnoea). This condition causes breathing to actually stop, for anywhere from a few seconds to a minute, up to several hundred times per night.
A regular disruption to your sleeping pattern can contribute to many concerning health problems, including fatigue, high blood pressure, an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, depression and obesity.
Many snorers are unaware that they suffer from OSA, but fortunately, it is a treatable condition. Treatments can vary from simple measures such a custom-made dental splints to surgery. To find out more about OSA and a solution to suit you, please schedule an appointment with Happy Rock Dental.
You can make an appointment online or over the phone on (02) 9523 0403. Our practice is located at Suite 104, 28-30 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230.