Weekend snoozes. Cat naps. Great Autumn chill to chill best sleep.
Or is it marred by snoring, much to a partner’s angst.
to breathe during sleep with a rough hoarse noise due to vibration of the soft palate.
But to some, it can become a chronic malady, plus incur partner nuisance.
Common remedy for snoring might include casual lifestyle changes such as, weight loss or avoiding alcohol near bedtime, or altering sleep position.
For other chronic snoring conditions, there may be medical devices or surgery options to minimize disruptive snoring. It can also be a result of other sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Not all snoring is associated with obstructive sleep apnea, however become aware of prevalent symptoms and whether additional medical treatment might remedy.
- Breathing pauses during sleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Morning headaches
- Sore throat upon awakening
- Restless sleep
- Gasping or choking at night
- Disrupting partner’s sleep
Other chronic conditions might be wary of high blood pressure and/or nighttime chest pain.
Juvenile snoring issues of youngsters might include behavioral issues as limited attention span or classroom performance.
OSA snoring usually features loud sounds followed by quietness when breathing is compromised to a halt. Usually this breathing pattern jolts awake, often with some gasping, and usually continues disruptive through the night — potentially many times an hour.
If experiencing any of the symptoms, its time for medical assessment.
Children snoring issues might also include nose and throat topics such as tonsil issues. Childhood obesity can also affect breathing passage that can develop OSA.
Assorted factors can become culprits.
- Physical anatomy of mouth and throat
- Cold or allergies, including nasal issues
- Alcohol consumption
When dozing from light sleep into deep sleep, mouth, tongue and throat muscles relax, as these relaxed tissues can partially block airway and vibrate snoring sounds. Sleep position or sleep deprivation can also aggravate and amplify snoring dilemmas.
Most at risk: overweight males with nasal ailments that consume alcohol and also have family history of sleep issues.
Snoring can be more than a bedtime nuisance, especially if developing chronic OSA condition.
Complications can include:
- Daytime drowsiness or sleeplessness
- Increased frequency of irritability
- Impaired concentration
- Impaired driving risk hazards
- With children, increased behavioral issues such as increased aggression or learning performance.
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