Snoring is not only a noise nuisance for the sleeping partner. In many cases, it also has a strong negative impact on the well-being, health, productivity and even life expectancy of the “snorer”.
But what can be done about snoring? We will inform you about the possibilities of a snoring treatment in our orthodontic specialist dental practice in Bochum and Wattenscheid.
What are the causes of snoring?
Many people who snore (or their partners) seek help against the nightly noise nuisance of snoring. But what is snoring exactly and how does it occur?
Snoring occurs in the mouth and throat area. 60-80% of men over the age of 50 are affected by snoring. One of the causes is a muscular atony in the upper airways during sleep. The air passage narrows, and the resulting pressure causes soft tissue such as the soft palate and uvula to vibrate. This leads to the agonising snoring sound.