When it comes to snoring, there prevail a lot of myths and misconceptions. While some people think snorers always have a good sleep, others consider it a mere nuisance. On the contrary, snoring can be an indication of obstructed breathing or a condition known as sleep apnoea. Also, people who snore lack satisfactory sleep. They are susceptible to many health ailments.
Snoring occurs when flow of air to the lungs is disturbed during sleep, usually due to a blockage or narrowing of the airway in the nose, mouth, or throat. As a result, the tissues of the airway vibrate and rub against the back of the throat, resulting in a noise that can be described as soft, loud, raspy, harsh, hoarse or fluttering. Snoring can occur nightly or intermittently, and many snorers are unaware that they snore.
Although snoring affects both genders, it is more common among men and those who are overweight. Snoring also tends to increase with age. Other causes of snoring include alcohol intake, smoking, usage of sedatives or antihistamines, having a narrow airway, a low, thick soft palate or enlarged tonsils, nasal problems. Paediatric age group who snore may have a problem with their tonsils and adenoids, or they may have sleep apnoea.
About the consequences and treatment options, the expert says “However common, snoring requires proper medical evaluation and treatment to avoid health complications such as diabetes, headaches, difficulty in concentrating, decrease in libido, memory loss, heart related problems. Treatment options of sleep apnoea and snoring depends upon severity and type of sleep apnoea spells.”
People should seek medical care if the degree and frequency of snoring negatively impacts their quality of life. For any support required visit Apollo Spectra Hospitals. Or call 1860-500-2244 or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.