Clinic Locations

Woolcock Sleep Clinic
Phone: (02) 9114 0000
Address: 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW, 2037 Email: reception@woolcock.org.au
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Phone: (02) 9515 6655
Address: Level 11, Main Block, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW, 2050
Integrated Sleep Health
Phone: (02) 9238 2209
Address: MLC Building, Level 57, 19-29 Martin Place, NSW, Sydney, 2000 Email: info@isleephealth.com.au

Professor Ron Grunstein

Professor of Sleep Medicine

MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP

Snoring

Snoring not only effects your own health, but also that of your partner's.

Snoring may bother your partner but can also be a marker of your own ill-health.

Snoring occurs when the muscles of the airway relax too much during sleep and vibrate (creating noise) when air we breathe passes in and out. Most people will snore at some time, however loud or chronic snoring can disrupt sleep-quality and disturb others. Particularly when loud, it is often associated with other sleep-related breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

Management of snoring requires clinicians who have experience with a range of therapies and good support from dental and ENT experts as well as weight loss support in some cases. Our clinics provide this and we carefully investigate outcomes and provide proper assessment and realistic advice about outcomes of treatment for snoring. Most forms of snoring can be substantially reduced but often require more than simple, off-the-shelf solutions.

One of the critical parts of managing snoring is proper clinical assessment. Loud snoring is often a sign of sleep apnea or maybe a marker of increased cardiovascular risk. Comprehensive evaluation of the patient may be required. Our ENT surgeons are extremely experienced in forms of surgery that improve snoring but prefer to operate in consultation with sleep medicine specialists. Similarly, dental treatments by our recommended dentists will occur in the context of comprehensive assessment of the clinical condition including examining the upper airway. Our approach is evidence-based and back up by our own extensive track record of research, international experience gained from discussions with colleagues overseas and our own clinical experience.