Snoring is a very common condition which can affect anyone. Occasional snoring is not serious and is only a disturbance for your sleeping partner. However, if you are a habitual snorer, you not only disturb your partner, but also disrupts your own sleep quality. Medical assistance is often needed for habitual snorers to get good sleep and STAY ALIVE !!!
WHAT CAUSES SNORING?
Snoring occurs when the flow of air through the mouth and nose is physically obstructed. Air flow can be obstructed by a combination of factors, including:
Obstructed nasal airways due to
Deviated septum or nasal polyps.
Poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue: Throat and tongue muscles can be too relaxed, which allows them to collapse and fall back into the airway.
- High neck circumference & Overweight.
- Long soft palate and/or uvula.
HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SNORING?
Habitual snorers can be at risk for serious health problems, including Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea creates several risks, including:
- Early Death
- Sleep Death
- Heart attack
- Memory loss
- Daytime sleepiness/Tiredness
- Headaches & Neck aches
- Decreased Sex drive
SIGNS OF SLEEP APNEA?
- Loud snoring
- Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep — which would be reported by another person
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Awakening with a dry mouth
- Morning headache
- Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
- Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
- Difficulty paying attention while awake
DONT SNORE TO DEATH.. GET TESTED !!!