During sleep your throat muscles relax, which reduces the size of your airway and causes vibration on an in-breathe. Snoring occurs when the soft palate and soft tissues in the throat vibrate together. In some cases, breathing can stop altogether for a short time. This is called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and it is very bad for a sufferer’s general health. All OSA sufferers snore, but not all snorers have OSA. At our Dentist Epping, we can make appliances that can help with OSA, so your health is not compromised.