8. Snoring

Snoring

Snoring occurs when air movement is disrupted whilst sleeping. The disruption cause’s airflow turbulence vibrating tissues in the nose, mouth or throat and leading to narrowing airways and loud snoring.

Other Issues

Snoring can be very disruptive for your sleeping habits and can disturb those sleeping around you, even causing them to suffer from sleep disorders. Snoring can also cause frequent unnoticeable wake ups, heart strains with high heart attack risks and long sleeping interruptions.

Symptoms:

  • Loud vibrating sounds
  • Restless sleep
  • Morning Headaches
  • Chocking or gasping at night
  • High blood pressure
  • Poor concentration leading to poor performanced others)

Treatment

Some treatments for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea are the same.  Your doctor may suggest changes such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills, avoid sleeping on your back and to quit smoking.

Other treatments include:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure to keep the pallet soft and throat open during sleep.
  • Oral appliances – to position the jaw forward to keep the pallet soft and throat open during sleep.
  • Surgery – for the nose or throat to remove blockage or tissue or to tighten tissue.