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Many people snore for different reasons, so it is important to separate the myths and facts to better understand your health. Here are 5 facts you should know about snoring.

FACT 1 - Older people snore more:

Snoring can occur in people of all ages, even kids. However, it is true that older people snore more, as their throat muscles and tongue relax and vibrate during sleep.

FACT 2- Sleeping on your side can help reduce snoring:

Snoring is usually worse when sleeping on your back, so switching your sleep position can help reduce your snoring.

FACT 3 - Snoring can mess with your mood:

Both OSA and snoring can mess with your mood in different ways. OSA leads to reduced concentration, tiredness and low energy whilst snoring has been seen to make people anxious and emotionally reactive, especially young children.

FACT 4 – You could be a little dehydrated if you snore:

Dehydration can cause your nasal passage and mouth to dry out, making it more likely for you to snore.

FACT 5 – Losing weight can help:

Weight loss can reduce the extra tissue surrounding your throat, putting less pressure on your airways to stay open and thus reducing your snoring. If you snore, it’s important to speak to your doctor about whether you may be suffering from OSA. The CPAP Clinic has a network of 40 clinics nationwide, and works in partnership with Centurion Healthcare, a Respiratory & Sleep Specialist clinic group to provide comprehensive sleep care including:

  1. Respiratory & Sleep Specialist consultation – face-to-face and telehealth available
  2. Sleep studies – in-lab, home and contactless sleep studies available.

Bulk billing available for specialist telehealth consultations as well as sleep studies. Medicare criteria apply. Call 1300 76 29 39 or email info@thecpapclinic.com.au for more information.