Snoring And The Things Behind It
Is your partner or a family member snoring loudly? Or you are also bothered because you are experiencing it? It is not something you should be shy of instead you should have to tell it to your doctor and might as well ask your partner to monitor you while sleeping.
Snoring might be a cause of sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder where you stop breathing for a while but don’t worry much since not all people who snore are having sleep apnea. Snoring is more common in men than in women we advise you check yourself and go to a doctor if you experience these symptoms:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Recent weight gain
- Awakening in the morning not feeling rested
- Awaking at night feeling confused
- Change in your level of attention, concentration, or memory
- Observed pauses in breathing during sleep
Snoring is loud noisy breathing you make while sleeping, here are the common cause of snoring:
- Mouth Anatomy: Having a low, thick soft palate can narrow your airway. People who are overweight may have extra tissues in the back of their throats that may narrow their airways. Likewise, if the triangular piece of tissue hanging from the soft palate (uvula) is elongated, airflow can be obstructed and vibration increased.
- Alcohol consumption: Snoring can also be brought on by consuming too much alcohol before bedtime. Alcohol relaxes the throat muscles and decreases your natural defenses against airway obstruction.
- Nasal problems: Chronic nasal congestion or a crooked partition between your nostrils (deviated nasal septum) may contribute to your snoring.
- Sleep deprivation: Not getting enough sleep can lead to further throat relaxation.
- Sleep position: Snoring is typically the most frequent and loudest when sleeping on the back as gravity's effect on the throat narrows the airway.
It is usually treatable and manageable so consult your doctor if you are experienced and usually loud snoring with some symptoms of sleep disorders. We hope this blog gives you a brief overview of snoring and to check more blogs on different sleeping disorders feel free to check our website.