Friday, January 15th, 2016
Research indicates that up to 50% of the adult population snores. Though anyone can be a snorer, snoring is more common in males and individuals who are overweight, smokers or asthmatics. While often regarded as more of a nuisance than an actual health problem, snoring is actually a major concern that needs to be addressed.
While your snoring probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind when you think about New Year’s Resolutions, here are just a few reasons why you should resolve to make 2016 the year you beat your snoring once and for all.
Why You Need to Stop Snoring
Snoring Causes Relationship Problems
Snoring doesn’t only affect you; your spouse or partner is also affected. If your loved ones are
losing sleep or finding themselves needing to sleep elsewhere to escape your snoring, there is a major problem. If you care about your partner and family, you need to stop snoring to ensure that they are able to get the restful sleep they deserve.
Snoring Is Often a Sign of a Larger Problem
Your snoring could be an indication of Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome or Obstructive Sleep Apnea. When left untreated, these conditions can lead to a number of major health issues, including heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes and many others.
Snoring Is a Safety Hazard
When you aren’t getting adequate sleep because your snoring is waking you up, you will obviously feel more tired during the day. Exhaustion makes it difficult to concentrate, and you may even find yourself falling asleep while working or driving. Lack of sleep due to snoring leads to an increased risk of work-related accidents, especially when using machinery, and automobile accidents.
How Snoring Is Treated
There are numerous treatments for snoring. The treatment that will work for you is determined based on the cause of your snoring. At Sinus & Snoring Centers of Texas, we begin by performing a sleep study to determine whether you have sleep apnea. If you do, we will choose a treatment to manage your sleep apnea and prevent snoring.
When sleep apnea is not present, we may recommended lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and smoking cessation, or we may prescribe muscle relaxants or sleep medicines. Other treatments may include CPAP, nasal surgery, injection snoreplasty, palatoplasty or radiofrequency treatment of the soft palate.
At Sinus & Snoring Centers of Texas, we are passionate about helping our patients overcome snoring so they and their families can enjoy the peaceful, restful sleep they deserve. To learn more about our snoring services or to schedule an appointment, please call 956-504-5360 now.