Approximately 25% of Québec’s population are chronic snorers. Which means that they start snoring as soon as their head hits the pillow.
Snoring is generally the result of the throat muscles relaxing as a person sleeps.
What else could cause such a noisy breathing?
• Oversized tonsils
• Having a lower jaw positioned more towards the rear of the mouth
• Excess fatty tissue on the palate and tongue
All of these factors have one thing in common: they lead to a narrowing of the airway. The resistance of the air against the tissue creates an acoustic vibration, which we know as snoring. A person may be a simple snorer, meaning they breathe loudly. But chronic snorers can also be known as apneic snorers, meaning that they repeatedly stop breathing for short periods of time during sleep.
When snoring becomes a problem for you or your partner, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our dentists can help determine whether a mouthpiece would be beneficial for you.