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Snoring: A Serious Sleep Disorder

Snoring is one of the most serious sleep disorders that can decrease the quality of your life. It is not only embarrassing and annoying but also places a great deal of stress on relationships. Individuals who snore keep the partner from a good night’s sleep that sometimes can lead to separate bedrooms. Apart from all these stressful conditions, snoring can lead to various issues related to health. Snoring is a common condition and it can literally get worse with age. Before moving to the health risks that are associated with snoring, let’s have a look at some of the reasons that cause snoring.

Why do people snore?

While asleep, everyone’s neck muscles relax, but sometimes these muscles relax so much and hence, the upper airway partly closes and becomes too narrow for enough air to travel through to the lungs. Snoring is caused by a partially closed upper airway (the nose and throat) and this condition means, a person is not breathing well enough or taking in enough oxygen for the body to perform its important functions. The brain comes into play and sends a signal to the body to wake up so as to get the required oxygen. It results in the person waking up throughout the night without realizing it. People, who have excess weight around the neck or enlarged tonsils, enlarged tongue or are more prone to snoring. Moreover, structural reasons like the shape of one’s nose or jaw can also be the reason that can cause snoring.

From mental sufferings such as stress, tension, nervousness to different kinds of heart diseases, snoring can be trouble in many ways:

Sleep apnea and stroke:

Characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep, sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you are sleeping. The intensity of snoring was related to the risk of carotid atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries in the neck due to fatty deposits called plaque) that can result in stroke.

Mental sufferings as well as heart disease:

Snoring can lead to mental sufferings including but not limited to stress, nervousness, depression and others that can cause issues in personal and professional life. Furthermore, sleep apnea is linked to cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, ultimately can lead to heart attacks.

If you are one of those individuals who are a habitual snorer and looking for the best way to stop snoring, then it is the right time to contact Millennium Dental to avail our quality services at affordable price.

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Sibel is one of our Oral Health Therapists at Millennium Dental.

Since becoming a member of the team, Sibel has consistently demonstrated the utmost commitment and dedication towards helping each of our patients. She has gained her experience in both the public health sector, as well as other private clinics throughout Sydney.

Her friendly nature makes her extremely approachable. When tailoring to her patients’ needs, Sibel ensures she is able to provide an attentive yet pleasurable dental experience for everybody she meets.  She is extremely passionate about promoting oral health to both her friends and fellow peers.

Sibel is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She is also bilingual in speaking English and Turkish.

When she is away from the clinic, Sibel loves spending time with her big family, finding cafes for brunch as well a gym workout.

Sona Rathinavelu

Oral Health Therapist

Sona qualified as an Oral Health Therapist (Adult Scope) in 2007 with Distinction marks from the University of Sydney. She has worked in a number of clinics across Sydney where she has practiced a wide range of preventative and restorative procedures. Her calm and gentle demeanour help make patients feel welcome and relaxed. She enjoys focusing on the aesthetic, preventative and restorative aspects of dentistry.  

When not at the practice, Sona enjoys teaching dance and hanging out with her family.

Shruti Kulhalli


Since graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide, Dr Shruti Kulhalli has worked in Sydney and Adelaide, both as a dentist and as a university clinical tutor.  Dr Shruti brings extensive range of experience to our practice and strives for perfection when treating each and every one of her patients, always tailoring her approach to an individual’s needs. Her warm and friendly manner ensures a comfortable, personal experience for each patient. Always seeking to stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving world of dentistry, she regularly attends dental conferences and courses all around Australia. With a keen interest in both cosmetic and complex restorative dentistry.  As a mum of 2 young kids, Dr Shruti is especially passionate about the need for great paediatric dentistry.

Dr Shruti particularly enjoys the interpersonal and artistic aspects of dentistry. She loves being able to meet and to get to know different people each day and nothing gives her greater pleasure than using her skills and experience to help people gain optimal dental health and a beautiful smile. She also firmly believes that health is holistic, and when planning treatment, and always considers her patient’s general physical health and their well-being with the knowledge that these can have an important influence on oral health. 

In the little time that she’s not being a dentist or a mum, Dr Shruti is a regular at her local pilates studio, and also loves learning and reading about health and wellness. In 2013, she received her certificate in health coaching with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. This has given her the unique ability as a dentist to provide advice to her patients on the link between dental health and nutrition.

Mark Rosenberg


Dr Mark Rosenberg graduated in South Africa in 1982, before moving to London for fifteen years. During his time in London, Dr Rosenberg furthered his studies in implant dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetics and general oral surgery. In 1987 Dr Rosenberg received the LDS from the Royal College of Surgeons and also passed his American board exams. Dr Rosenberg benefited from the great experience of running multiple surgeries and a general anaesthetics clinic for many years.

Dr Rosenberg has done extensive courses in cosmetics and implant surgery and holds several post graduate implant and orthodontic diplomas.

Since immigrating to Sydney, he has enjoyed the daily drive from the Eastern suburbs to Mosman. His spare time is spent chasing after his young daughter who keeps him young and tired at the same time! He has kept fit for many years and his present regime involves running, swimming and pilates; however, his knees have decided his marathon running days are over!