Snoring is not physically harmful to the person who snores, but it is highly irritating to anyone kept awake by the noise. But snoring may also be a symptom of significant sleep-disordered breathing or obstructive sleep apnoea. Obstructive sleep apnoea can be harmful to health and may ultimately lead to life-threatening conditions due to breathing being repeatedly interrupted during sleep.
The use of specialized oral appliances can be effective method of treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. They push your lower jaw forward and result in a wider airway, allowing an interrupted breathing during the night.
Proper diagnosis of the cause of sleep apnoea is essential so that the most appropriate treatment can be offered.