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Snoring is known to be something that is often pretty loud and obnoxious at times. Many couples tend to get upset with each other because of how loud and often one or the other snores during the night. Research studies have shown that about half of the people in the United States alone, will snore at least once in their life time.
Snoring is known to be more common in men than it is in women. However, a large portion of a women are known to have some sort of snoring problem as well. Snoring seems to be genetic and it seems to be more common as you start to get older. Research studies have shown that around 40% of adult men snore, and about 24% of adult woman snore. Here is some important informative evidence to keep in mind in regards to snoring.
Snoring and Sleep Disorders
It is important to keep in mind that snoring can be a symptom of a sleep disorder that may be present in the individual. However, this does not mean that everyone who snores has a sleeping disorder or suffers from this disorder.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes people to temporarily stop breathing when they are resting. This disorder can be dangerous if the individual stops breathing for a long period of time during the time that they are resting.
Research studies have shown that if an individual is regularly tired throughout the day even after receiving the sufficient amount of rest in the night, there is a big chance that this individual suffers from obstructive sleep apnea or another sleep disorder. It is very important that anyone who thinks that they suffer from a sleep disorder goes to a doctor to get treated immediately. The good thing is that most resting disorders tend to be manageable and that can be controlled if the individual does as the doctor recommends.
Factors that Cause Snoring
Research studies have also concluded that aging, allergies, alcohol and anatomy all play a major role in snoring. When we are resting, the throat muscles have the habit to usually relax. Enlarged tonsils can cause an individual to have a higher chance of snoring. Enlarged tonsils are tonsils that are inflamed due to allergies or due to genetics. Alcohol is known to be a powerful muscle relaxant that can worsen this problem. It is been recommend to ease off on the alcohol before bed time.
Scientist have concluded that there are ways to prevent or minimize snoring in certain individuals. Making small lifestyle modifications can have a major impact on the amount of time that you snore at night. It is recommended to get your rest on your right side to prevent snoring in the night or whenever you are resting. During allergy season, it is recommended to use a nasal strip or to use a decongestant to help with the inflammation that your tonsils and your throat may experience at the time. Taking an anti-inflammatory for your allergies, can greatly reduce the amount of time that you spend snoring overnight.
When to Seek Medical Expertise on Snoring
If you or someone that you know snores in an extreme manner, it is important to have a doctor or a specialist check this problem out. There are many times that snoring and indicate that there is a medical condition going on in this individual. It is important that your doctor evaluates this situation so that he or she can recommend a test for specific sleep problems that may be present or underlying. There are many different ways to treat snoring problems. Some of the most common ways to treat snoring problems or by using special devices that are inserted in the throat, having surgery, having oral devices or using an inhaler.
Sound Sleep Medical
Taking the necessary steps to ensure that you are properly taking care of your health is something that all of us need to prioritize. Our health is very important, and it is necessary that we take care of our body properly. Addressing sleep problems is a big part of that, and that’s where Sound Sleep Medical can help. Contact us today to learn more!