Snoring is the hoarse nasal rumbling noise which occurs when a person’s breathing is partly blocked during their sleep. Occasionally, snoring can indicate a more serious health condition or the presence of obstructive sleep apnea. As many as 50% of adults snore on occasion.
Snoring results when air flows past the relaxed tissues in a person’s throat. These tissues then vibrate as the person breathes, which causes the loud, snorting noises. Lifestyle changes, including losing weight, avoiding alcohol near bedtime, and side sleeping, can help reduce or even stop snoring. In addition, medical devices and, in severe cases, surgery are available which can minimize disruptive snoring. The doctor will provide a recommendation on the best treatment to help a patient to stop snoring.
The most common causes of snoring include:
In some instances, snoring is related to sleep apnea while in other cases the patient may be dealing with allergies, or a cold, or experience snoring because of weight issues.
Snoring does frequently occur with obstructive sleep apnea, however, snoring does not mean that a person has the condition. Snoring is often related to clogged sinus passages, allergies, and colds. In addition, not every person with OSA actually snores. If you are experiencing snoring that disrupts your life with symptoms including forgetfulness, moodiness, daytime drowsiness, issues concentrating, waking up gasping or choking, and falling asleep throughout the day you should make an appointment for the assessment with a medical professional at Weight No More.
Individual results may vary with treatment.
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