Snoring Treatments

Snoring is a common symptom of airway obstruction, which is included in the spectrum of sleep-related breathing disorders. The manifestation may occur alone (primary snoring) or in association with other signs and symptoms such as rhinorrhea, hyponasal speech, cough, hypopnea, and sleep apnea. Furthermore, snoring in the pediatric population is increasing and has been identified as a primary health concern by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This increase has been associated with a rise in co-morbid disease processes such as asthma and allergies, lifestyle changes and increasing changes and increasing obesity in the pediatric population

How common is snoring?

Snoring is a sound which is made when upper airway to and from the lungs are being blocked. Try not to be excessively concerned in the event, if you do indeed snore gently or significantly, a large portion of the all-inclusive general population snore. A few people snore more than others. You can learn more about the many causes, forms, and treatments for snoring completely. To start here is a overview of Snoring. Airflow can be obstructed by a combination of factors, including:

  • Obstructed nasal airways:
  • Poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue:
  • Bulky throat tissue:

What can raise my risk of snoring?

Habitual snorers can be at risk for serious health problems, including obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea creates several problems, including:

  • Interruptions of breathing (lasting from a few seconds to minutes) during sleep caused by partial or total obstruction or blockage of the airway.
  • Frequent waking from sleep, even though you may not realize it.
  • Light sleeping. Waking up so many times a night interferes with the normal pattern of sleep causing more time to be spent in light sleep than in more restorative, deeper sleep.
  • The strain on the heart. Prolonged suffering from obstructive sleep apnea often results in higher blood pressure and may cause enlargement of the heart, with higher risks of heart attack and stroke.
  • Poor night's sleep. This leads to drowsiness during the day and can interfere with your quality of life and increase the risk of car accidents.

When is snoring a serious sleep problem?

It’s really not that funny to be kept awake all night, and it’s even less amusing when the noise is a sign of a serious health problem, known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops for brief periods during sleep because the throat muscles can’t keep the airway consistently open. This leads to fragmented sleep and lowers oxygen levels in the blood, which in turn puts people at risk for cardiovascular problems such as hypertension and heart disease, not to mention daytime fatigue. The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 18 million people suffer from OSA, the majority of them un-diagnosed.

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