11 Reasons Why People Snore

01 Jan, 1970 | Posted in 0 By

Martin Simon

If you snore, or your partner snores, it pays to remember that it’s not life-threatening. However, snoring can cause sleep disturbances, which is one of the reasons why it can be so distressing for some. Let’s get to the bottom of why people snore. With facts and science!Read More

Sleep Apnoea: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

05 Dec, 2015 | Posted in 0 By

Martin Simon

Sleep apnoea can range from being only slightly troublesome, possibly affecting the sleeping partner more than the sufferer, to being severe, with the sufferer waking up literally hundreds of times a night. Naturally, in its most severe form, sleep apnoea can cause serious fatigue and have other long term negative health impacts.Read More

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

03 Mar, 2014 | Posted in 0 By

Martin Simon

Snoring is caused by the vibration of the tissues lining the air passages or roof of the mouth. This can be caused by factors such as smoking, alcohol, being overweight, ageing, hormonal issues, or even reflux affecting the tissues of the air passage. An open, clear airway during sleep allows for normal breathing and quiet sleeping. All the above factors mentioned previously ultimately have the same effect: that is to allow the tissues in the back of the throat (pharynx, larynx area) to obstruct or interfere with the airways. They do this because either they are swollen and inflamed (this happens with smokers), enlarged and thickened (common with overweight people), or because during sleep the head and neck are incorrectly positioned and naturally obstruct the throat (this occurs when you sleep with your chin against your chest, usually whilst sleeping on your back).Read More