In our YouGov survey 65% of people the UK admitted that they snore. The true figure may be even higher as 86% of people in relationships were quite happy to admit that their partner snored, yet perhaps didn’t want to admit to the embarrassing problem themselves.
Snoring does not only put a stress on people’s relationships, but can also be a sign of a potentially dangerous condition called sleep apnoea.
What are the signs and symptoms of sleep apnoea?
- Loud snoring
- Still feeling tired after 8 hours of sleep
- Noisy or laboured breathing when asleep
- Periods during sleep where you stop breathing, and then gasp for air
- Poor memory and finding it difficult to concentrate
- Mood swings
It has been estimated by the NHS that up to 85%[i] of sleep apnoea cases go undiagnosed. When left untreated for a long time, the condition is linked to a number of chronic diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and depression.
How can it be treated?
The Snoreeze Oral Device is a simple, adjustable mouthpiece that treats mild/moderate sleep apnoea. The device gently maintains or advances the position of your jaw; this increases your airway opening and allows for unrestricted, quiet breathing while you sleep.
People rarely ignore symptoms of other serious conditions, yet snoring is often brushed off as a bit of a joke. If you snore heavily and are worried you may suffer from sleep apnoea, take our screening test below.
[i] NHS North of England Specialised Commissioning Group, 2012. Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders.