By: Talia Ahoubim
Snoring is a condition that is all-too prevalent, as it can affect anyone, whether it be our own family members, our friends, or even us. Most everyone snores now and then, however, for certain individuals, snoring could be part of a significant chronic problem.
Snoring is more common in men who are overweight, and the chances of one snoring becomes higher as he or she ages.
Unfortunately, many individuals who snore oftentimes do not realize that they do. Assume that you are someone who loudly and frequently snores and has even received complaints that you do so. While you are sound asleep, you are potentially disrupting the sleep patterns of your loved ones.
Significantly, you may even be impairing your personal sleep quality without being cognizant that you are doing so.
There are several factors that can cause snoring, and these include and are not limited to the following:
While the bothersome sounds associated with snoring may go away once you are awake, there are certain symptoms that may follow you during the day.
Many individuals choose to ignore these symptoms, even if these symptoms represent an even bigger complication, such as sleep apnea. The following below are notable symptoms that you should pay attention to:
Depending on the severity of your condition, there are measures you can take toward minimizing your snoring, such as limiting your alcohol consumption, losing weight, sleeping on your side, and getting more sleep. However, if the symptoms mentioned above apply to you, it is important that you seek help from a health care provider.
These symptoms may indicate that your snoring is due to obstructive sleep apnea.
One of Dr. Sharon’s specialities, is combating sleep apnea, and he does so by conducting a sleep test and then having our lab create a personalized and unique sleep appliance for each patient.
For many of our patients, this device has become a nighttime essential for them, as many of them have reported less snoring, no more headaches, and an overall increased satisfaction among those sleeping next to them.
Contact Dr. Sharon and schedule a consultation and let us help you get the sleep you deserve.