Is your snoring keeping your partner awake all night?
Do you wake up feeling tired and exhausted?
We all know a good night’s sleep is one of the pillars of good health. And yet, as many as one in five Australians have problems with snoring or sleep patterns.
Snoring may seem harmless but it can be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Sleep disordered breathing is a medical term used to describe disrupted breathing occurring multiple times during the night. The resulting poor quality sleep affects our lives with daytime sleepiness, fatigue and irritability.
Problems can range from simple (benign) snoring to obstructive sleep apnoea (the complete cessation of breathing). Breathing compromised by snoring, puts you at increased risk of adverse health conditions including:
- High blood pressure,
- Heart disease, and
- The risk of stroke.