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Snoring Is A Sleeping Disorder

June 10, 2019 by  

Snoring is a sleeping disorder in which a sound is produced during sleep, due to thevibration that cause particles in the air to form sound waves. During sleep, the turbulent airflow causes vibration of tissue of throat and nose that gives rise to snoring.

 This sound may be moderate and loud, that’s very uncomfortable for the people lives around the person who has snoring problem.

        Studies show that 30% of women and 45% of men snore generally on regular basis. This snoring problem may be a sideeffect of some medicines and also due to consumption of alcohol.

       Causes of Snoring:

                When we sleep, usually the area at the back of throat, becomes narrow in some people, so the air that passes through this narrow area, causes the vibration of tissues surrounding the opening. This narrowing may be occur in nose, mouth or throat in different people.

Causes of Narrowing Of Airways That Leads To Snoring Problem:

 Some of the causes associated with narrowing of airways include:

  • The size of tonsils: it can remain enlarged (hypertrophied) and can narrow the airway vibrate, and cause snoring.
  • The Soft Palate: sometimes the flap of tissue is long so it hangs down in the mouth and causes vibration.
  • Uvula: an abnormal or thick uvula may be a cause of snoring.
  • Tongue: if the attachment of tongue is not proper so it may slip and causes narrowing of airways.
  • Some other causes: may include sleeping position and sleep stages too.

 

Levels of snoring:

                If there is a mild resistance in the airflow in the upper airway that causes snoring so its not a disease condition  but if the narrowing of airways increases so it may cause deficiency of oxygen in blood that may be harmful or life threatening too.

Diagnosis:

                   This snoring problem is recognized by the partner or friend or other people who sleep around him. A sleep study can also be helpful in finding the reasons of snoring.

Snoring is a sleeping disorder in which a sound is produced during sleep, due to thevibration that cause particles in the air to form sound waves. During sleep, the turbulent airflow causes vibration of tissue of throat and nose that gives rise to snoring. This sound may be moderate and loud, that’s very uncomfortable for the people lives around the person who has snoring problem.

        Studies show that 30% of women and 45% of men snore generally on regular basis. This snoring problem may be a sideeffect of some medicines and also due to consumption of alcohol.

       Causes of Snoring:

                When we sleep, usually the area at the back of throat, becomes narrow in some people, so the air that passes through this narrow area, causes the vibration of tissues surrounding the opening. This narrowing may be occur in nose, mouth or throat in different people.

Causes of Narrowing Of Airways That Leads To Snoring Problem:

 Some of the causes associated with narrowing of airways include:

  • The size of tonsils: it can remain enlarged (hypertrophied) and can narrow the airway vibrate, and cause snoring.
  • The Soft Palate: sometimes the flap of tissue is long so it hangs down in the mouth and causes vibration.
  • Uvula: an abnormal or thick uvula may be a cause of snoring.
  • Tongue: if the attachment of tongue is not proper so it may slip and causes narrowing of airways.
  • Some other causes: may include sleeping position and sleep stages too.

 

Levels of snoring:

                If there is a mild resistance in the airflow in the upper airway that causes snoring so its not a disease condition  but if the narrowing of airways increases so it may cause deficiency of oxygen in blood that may be harmful or life threatening too.

Diagnosis:

                   This snoring problem is recognized by the partner or friend or other people who sleep around him. A sleep study can also be helpful in finding the reasons of snoring.

Treatment:

          The treatment of snoring divides into two categories:

  •  
    • Non-surgical treatment of snoring
    • Surgical treatment of snoring

 

Non-surgical treatments for snoring:

The main non-surgical treatments of snoring are:

  • Behavioral changes(lifestyle change)
  • Dental devices
  • Nasal devices and medications
  • Nasal CPAP
  • Over-the-counter products

 

Surgical treatment of snoring:

          It includes some surgical methods that are effective in the intense condition of snoring.It includes:

Nasal surgery options for snoring

Radio-frequency energy

Deviated septum

Nasal polyps

Oral surgery options for snoring

Uvulectomy

Laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP)

Radio-frequency ablation of the palate

Palate implants

:

          The treatment of snoring divides into two categories:

  •  
    • Non-surgical treatment of snoring
    • Surgical treatment of snoring

 

Non-surgical treatments for snoring:

The main non-surgical treatments of snoring are:

  • Behavioral changes(lifestyle change)
  • Dental devices
  • Nasal devices and medications
  • Nasal CPAP
  • Over-the-counter products

 

Surgical treatment of snoring:

          It includes some surgical methods that are effective in the intense condition of snoring.It includes:

Nasal surgery options for snoring

Radio-frequency energy

Deviated septum

Nasal polyps

Oral surgery options for snoring

Uvulectomy

Laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP)

Radio-frequency ablation of the palate

Palate implants

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