New research suggests that heavy snoring can cause hypertension and—as a result—increased blood pressure during sleep. Snoring is often associated with a medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
While snoring is seen mostly as an irritation, it is now seen as a symptom of more serious conditions—a health warning. Sleep disturbances caused by snoring can affect your health, intellectual and physical performance, and general well being. The obstruction will normally not clear until the brain oxygen levels fall low enough to prompt a release of adrenalin to prevent suffocation. This may happen hundreds of times each sleep period.
By keeping the airway open, air travels more slowly, which reduces vibrations in the throat. This eliminates or reduces snoring. We use a device that is effective at keeping the airway open during sleep by positioning the tongue forward. It is usually as effective as many of the more cumbersome and expensive breathing devices. If you snore, give VivaSmiles a try.