Why Snoring May Be More than a Slight Annoyance

Are you constantly kept awake at night due to the incessant snoring of your partner? While this is indeed annoying, it might also signal an underlying health condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). 

Sleep apnoea is related to airways that become too relaxed when you are resting. They begin to narrow and your body is unable to receive adequate amounts of oxygen. This can cause snoring and choking. 

Sleep apnoea may lead to other chronic conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and even stroke. Of course, feeling tired and lethargic throughout the day will often occur as well. When you have sleep apnoea, you are at much higher risk for accidents at home, at work, and when you drive.

The first step towards solving a problem is becoming aware of its existence. This is why professionals recommend procuring a sleep test that can be performed from the comfort of your own home. 

It is also important to speak with your dentist at the earliest possible convenience if you suspect that your partner may have sleep apnoea. Dentists can often create comfortable mouthpieces that can be worn overnight; helping the airways to remain open. There is no reason why you or anyone should suffer from a lack of sleep and the good news is that solutions are always available. 

Do you have sleep apnoea? An in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have sleep apnoea confirmed. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy.