When you sleep, your muscles relax, including the ones in your throat. This relaxation can cause your airway to narrow, making it difficult for your lungs to inhale and exhale the amount of air you need. If your airway narrows too much, the air you breathe is then pulled through it faster. This causes the soft tissue in the back of your throat to dehydrate and vibrate. The sound this makes is what you hear as snoring.
SleepDoctor Oral Strips, SleepDoctor Lozenges and SleepDoctor Throat Spray all target this type of snoring.
When nasal tissue swells during a cold (or allergic reaction), the airflow through the nose becomes blocked or restricted. This congestion narrows your airway, forcing the air you breathe to travel faster and further dehydrate the tissue. This may force you to breathe through your mouth – and this can lead to a dry mouth, and snoring.
SleepDoctor Nasal Spray and SleepDoctor Nasal Strips both help target snoring caused by a blocked nose.
Snoring is caused by the soft tissue in the back of the throat vibrating when your airway relaxes during sleep. But in some cases, the airway becomes so narrow that the walls of the airway stick together and close up. This usually happens for around 10-30 seconds at a time, but can occur for longer – sometimes up to 50 times an hour or even more. When the airway finally opens up again, you might emit a loud, violent snore. This event is known as an apnoea.
The SleepDoctor Oral Device is a boil and bite mouthpiece. It treats OSA and snoring by gently holding your jaw in the right position while you sleep. This opens your airway and helps you breathe.
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