Did you know that 4 of 10 Canadians suffer from snoring?
Snoring is more common in men than women, and the severity increases with ageing.
People with extra weight around the neck are more likely to snore.
The shape of one’s nose or jaw can also cause snoring.
What is snoring?
Snoring indicates that there is a narrowing of the airways. While you sleep, the muscles of your throat relax, your tongue falls backward, and your throat becomes narrow. As you breathe, the walls of the throat begin to vibrate. These vibrations cause the sound of snoring. The narrower your airway becomes, the greater the vibration and the louder your snoring.
Link between snoring and sleep apnea
Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea but it is a key symptom and it is often the first indication of apnea. Why is that? Sometimes the walls of your throat collapse completely so that it is obstructed, causing apnea (cessation of breathing). At this point, you may wake yourself up with a grunt and a gasp or your partner may nudge you awake.
Home Sleep Test
So, snoring is no longer just an inconvenience to your partner, but it can be a serious health problem called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Half of all snorers suffer from sleep apnea. Apnea can be easily diagnosed today with a home sleep test.
If you think that you may suffer from sleep apnea, please book a free assessment.
Better Sleep in 3 Easy Steps
Get on the path to more restorative sleep, to better health, and to waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day!
Book an appointment from our website or call or drop in to your nearest clinic to have a sleep apnea assessment
We’ll conduct a sleep test in the comfort of your home. We analyze the data and the results will be reviewed by a sleep specialist.
3 weeks later you’ll discuss the results of your sleep test with a sleep specialist and if need be, together we can outline a treatment plan.