Snoring

Snoring

Snoring is defined as a partial blockage of the airway and can have serious health risks as well as social implications between partners. When snoring lasts 10 seconds or more, this can lead to Obstructive Sleep Hypopnea. In more serious cases, there may be a complete blockage of the airway (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). Both of these conditions may lead to a decrease in oxygen and an increase in carbon dioxide in the blood, causing the heart rate and breathing rate to increase. It may also cause frequent wake-ups, affecting the quality of sleep.

The consequences of this condition may cause:

  • Increase of blood pressure
  • Increased risk of heart attack
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Increased obesity
  • Increased insulin resistance
  • Increased risk of motor vehicle accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Depression
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Compromised immune system

Our services offer non-invasive methods of treatment to address these conditions. Please book an appointment if you would like to discuss further on 0433 898 898.