Snoringoccurs when the muscles in your throat relax and narrow your airways while breathing in through your mouth. This more narrow passage restricts airflow and the resulting vibration to your surrounding tissues is what causes the familiar snoring sound.
Although anyone of any age can snore, it is more common after drinking alcohol or experiencing a viral illness. It can also happen while taking some medications.
(BRUK-siz-um) is another sleeping condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth together during the day, or clench or grind them at night (sleep bruxism).
Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth (brux) during sleep are more likely to have other sleep disorders, such as snoring and pauses in breathing (sleep apnea).
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Call the staff at Waverley Gardens Dental Clinic for more information on snoring, grinding or clenching. We have the treatments and appliances to help these conditions so you can keep your teeth and mouth healthy while also having a great night’s sleep.