Snoring and Sleep Disorders - Improve Your Health and Spousal Relationship
Many people seek solutions to reduce or stop snores or snoring at the urging of their spouse or
family members. They want information, and products that hopefully solve their snoring disorder or disorders and alleviate their snores and
sleepiness. They are unaware that there is a relationship between snoring and sleep disorders. Some snore studies report that up to 40% of normal
adults snores at least occasionally and approximately 25% of the population snores consistently. Many want to avoid having surgery to correct the
snore disorder or disorders. Unfortunately correcting a loud snore or snorer is not a high priority and the disorder becomes worse over time. The
motivation to seek remedies are comments from your spouse, friends and maybe some ill health effects you are experiencing such as sleepiness.
Snorer sounds occur when there is an obstruction of the flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth while the snorer is sleeping. A
snorer generally has poor muscle tone in the back of the throat caused by excessive bulkiness of throat tissue which could be genetic or reflect
a weight problem. Drugs that cause sleepiness or alcohol can be related factors for snore problems as they can cause the tongue to fall backwards
into the airway while sleeping. Certain medical conditions as well as obstructed nasal passages from a cold or hay fever can be contributing
factors for sleepiness and make it difficult to stop snoring. They should be evaluated by a medical professional. This professional will evaluate
the relationship between your snoring and sleep disorder.
You need to seek medical attention to determine how to stop snoring and to see if the primary reason is physiological. More serious conditions
such as sleep apnea need to be ruled out. Snoring could be one of the indicators of such a condition and you may have to see an otolaryngologist
to receive a thorough examination of your nose, throat, neck and soft palate.
Some snoring remedies are over the counter nose strips, sleeping on your side, CPAP machines (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) or surgery. Get a
medical assessment if you or your spouse has determined that a serious problem exists. Other simple solutions to stop snoring that you can try
include reducing your weight, less alcohol, establishing regular sleeping patterns and not eating late meals.
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