Snoring Treatment and Prevention
Breathing Dynamics for Treatment and Prevention of Snoring
Snoring is the resultant sound caused by vibration of respiratory structures (usually the uvula and soft palate) due to obstructed air movement during breathing whilst sleeping. The blockage in the airways can be due to a number of reasons:
- Obesity – fat gathering in and around the throat.
- Dental Reasons – mispositioned jaw, caused by tension in the muscles.
- Alcohol or drugs relaxing throat muscles.
- Throat weakness – causing it to close during sleep.
- Nasal passage and sinus obstruction.
- Obstructive sleep apnoea – indeed snoring can be one of the first symptoms or signs of sleep apnoea in a person, and is almost always present in sleep apnoea.
- Sleeping on the back – leading to the tongue dropping to the back of the mouth.
- The tissues at the top of the airways touching each other.
Whilst incidence of snoring can vary, it is estimated that at least 30% of adults snore and the impact of snoring occurs both for the snorer and those who sleep with or near them. Research on snoring has confirmed an association or correlation of snoring with a number of diseases, including heart attack and stroke.
Breathing Retraining to Prevent and Treat Snoring
Note: it is recommended you read the comprehensive Breathing Dynamics or Respiratory Therapy information on this website prior to reading this section, as the following is a simplified summary based on a knowledge of this theory. The Breathing Dynamics approach to snoring addresses an aspect that is prevalent in most snorers. That is mouth breathing at night.
To book in for a consultation to see Tim regarding the use of Breathing Dynamics to prevent or treat asthma, email Tim or call 0425 739 918. Alternatively, the Breathing Dynamics for snoring and subsequent breathing retraining techniques and rhythm development can be purchased via the shop section of this website.