Snoring is an extremely common condition mostly found in men, especially in the ones suffering from overweight. There are various factors which obstructs the airflow through nose and mouth. These factors include sinus infection, allergic reaction, nasal polyps, enlarged tonsils, adenoids, poor throat & tongue muscle tone and long soft palate. Some of the symptoms caused are excessive sleepiness, fatigue, falling asleep during normal waking hours and loud snoring with almost no breathing intervals.
HOW IS SNORING DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Snoring by conducting a physical examination and X-rays, CT scan, and MRI to check the airway for abnormalities.
HOW IS SNORING TREATED?
Apart from lifestyle changes, the doctors may advise the use of dental devices or if the patient is suffering from sleep apnea then weight programs implanted device Inspire and continuous positive airway pressure therapy is recommended. As per requirement, the doctor might also suggest somnoplasty and other surgical procedures.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though Snoring is not a serious health issue, it could be a great disturbance to people who sleep in the same place as you