Snoring treatment in Bochum and Wattenscheid

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.

Sleep apnoea – helpful but nagging

In extreme cases, the air can no longer pass through these narrow passages during inhalation, resulting in pauses in breathing (apnoea). These pauses lead to a waking reaction that protects the sleeper from suffocation. However, this considerably disturbs the otherwise restful deep sleep.

The apparent suffocation causes stress hormones to be released, which also have a massively negative effect on health without the person affected necessarily noticing. The consequences of sleep apnoea can be, for example, fatigue during the day, hypertension (high blood pressure), lack of concentration, learning difficulties, impotence, heart attack or stroke.

What can be done against snoring?

Many people seek help against snoring. As a part of our holistic orthodontics services, we will be happy to advise you in finding the best therapy for you.

Anti-snoring appliances

Serious health problems caused by snoring can be prevented by taking measures at an early stage. Anti-snoring appliances such as a so-called snoring splint can provide fast and effective help. This is considered a standard therapy against snoring, which is confirmed by numerous successful treatments.

Other ways to prevent snoring

Snoring therapy is part of the field of sleep medicine. In addition to the professional treatment methods that we will discuss with you in our orthodontic practice, you can try the following tips to prevent snoring:

  • Do not drink alcohol before going to bed.
  • Avoid nicotine consumption.
  • Do not eat large meals too late but rather a light dinner.
  • In case of overweight, weight reduction is advisable.

To find a remedy for snoring, it is worth visiting your orthodontic practice in Wattenscheid and Bochum. We look forward to helping you!

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