It is never the snorer who suffers – always the partner! Perhaps you are one of those who lays awake at night waiting for the morning light
Frederick Dental Clinic may be able to help you (and them). Studies have shown that approximately 40% of the population of the industrialised countries snore and that this increases to 60% in men above the age of 60.
Many of the noises produced by snoring are caused by vibration of the soft tissues. When you are asleep, the neck and throat naturally relax and the normal firmness of the tissues decreases. This can lead to obstruction of the airways – especially when the patient lies on their back.
The air we need must come in at a higher speed to make up for this – hence the vibration of the soft tissues.