Snoring may seem like a relatively minor problem – it’s easy to treat it as more of an annoyance than an issue to be fixed – but it can cause some very real obstacles to getting on with day to day life. It’s for that reason that coming up, from the 25th of April, is National Stop Snoring Week – to make people aware of the problems associated with snoring, and to show that snoring treatment is an option.
First of all, and most obviously, snoring can interrupt sleep. That means that if you snore, you and the people around you are more likely to experience the effects of sleep deprivation, from simply feeling sluggish, to causing a lack of concentration that can be a real hazard to others when, for example, you’re driving or operating heavy machinery. Snoring is also linked to Sleep Apnoea, a serious condition that interrupts breathing during sleep. This can result in high blood pressure, and in serious cases, strokes and heart attacks. If you’re male, overweight and over the age of 40, then you’re statistically at a higher risk of suffering from Sleep Apnoea.
The good news is that these issues are all treatable. Snoring treatment using the Somnowell appliance is a simple but effective method of keeping a clear airway while you sleep, avoiding both the annoyance and the health risks associated with snoring. We’re proud to offer this treatment at our surgery in Droitwich Spa. What better time than National Stop Snoring Week to pop in and get snoring treatment to improve your quality of life?
Our friendly staff will be more than happy to book you in for an appointment and get you on your way to a better, healthier night’s sleep. For information on using the Somnowell appliance for snoring treatment, get in touch with us here!