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06 06 2017 How snoring hurts your heart!

You may think that snoring is just a bedtime annoyance but if left untreated it can lead to serious health problems.

Sleep apnoea is a serious and relatively common medical issue that causes a drop in blood oxygen. The walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing. These frequent awakenings cause fragmented sleep which has a big impact on quality of life and increases the risk of developing serious heart conditions.

One the greatest risks of untreated sleep apnoea is a condition called Atrial Fibrillation, this is a condition where you have a fast and irregular heart rhythm in the upper heart chambers. Symptoms include palpitations and shortness of breath. Research shows that 42% of treated sleep apnoea suffers are less likely to develop Atrial Fibrillation. It is therefore, critical that anyone suffering from sleep apnoea has a good night’s sleep.

Snoreeze can help; many trials testing how mouthpieces treat sleep apnoea, show that they can work well for most people suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnoea. The Snoreeze Oral Device is quickly and simply moulded to fit your teeth. It is fully adjustable and gently holds your jaw forward as your sleep. This opens your airways, helping you to breathe quietly and easily treating the symptoms of snoring and sleep apnoea. When you stop breathing during your sleep, it can be really worrying. The Snoreeze Oral Device provides an effective solution to this problem and also protects your heart in the long term.

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Would you like to take a brief questionnaire to see your sleep aponea risk levels?

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Question One of Eight

Complete the following clinically approved screening questionnaire to find out if you are at risk of suffering from sleep apnoea.

Do you snore loudly? (Louder than talking, or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)

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Question Two of Eight

Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime?

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Gender - Are you male?

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Has anyone observed you stop breathing during your sleep?

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Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?

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Question Six of Eight

Body Mass Index (BMI) more than 35?

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Are you over the age of 50?

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Question Eight of Eight

Is your neck circumference greater than: Male - 17" or 43cm? Female - 15" or 41cm?

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Question Eight of Eight

You are at
risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).