Snoring can be due to a variety of reasons including the anatomy of your mouth and sinuses, alcohol consumption, allergies, a cold, and your weight. Snoring can cause symptoms such as excessive daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, sore throat, chest pain at night, high blood pressure, gasping for breath on waking up, difficulty concentrating among others.
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?
To treat your condition, your doctor likely will first recommend lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol close to bedtime, treating nasal congestion, avoiding sleep deprivation and avoiding sleeping on your back. Oral appliances may be recommended in some cases or use of palatal implants can be effective in some cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though not a serious issue, it causes acute sleep disruption for the snorer and their partners. It also leads to lack of attention span, which may cause accidents.