A Dangerous Sound – Excessive snoring
There has to be a separation line between mild snoring to regular or excessive snoring. Little children might tend to snore since their nasal passages aren’t developed enough yet; they also haven’t discovered to swallow extreme secretions in their throat that makes them produce the snoring noise. Inebriated people likewise tend to snore in their sleep.
Nevertheless, if snoring takes place every night, and ends up being so loud (up to 80-90 decibels) that the individual in the other room, and even the individual snoring, can hear the sound, it might already be excessive snoring. Extreme snoring is typically brought on by a blockage in the air passage and various factors initiate this. Genetics may be one reason for snoring by inheriting a narrow throat. Obesity is another cause of snoring as obese people have actually fats accumulated around their necks narrowing their airway.
Also, when people age the tongue and throat muscles tend to become loose and flabby. This triggers the tongue to fall backward during sleep or the throat muscles to narrow in. Snoring is a typical event for males due to the fact that they have narrower airway than ladies. Medications, alcohol, and smoking are also a few of the perpetrators in snoring.
Excessive snoring causes, or could be a symptom of, some serious illness such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Apnea suggests “desire of breath” and an individual in this condition actually stops breathing for 10-30 seconds and at numerous times over the night.
Sleep apnea is a harmful condition. A person struggling with sleep apnea becomes less productive during the day due to sleep deprivation. Being deprived of sound sleep results to fatigue, irritability, daytime drowsiness, early morning headaches, obesity, bad psychological and emotional health, bad short-term memory, and absence of concentration, extreme mood swings, and a slower reaction time.
Moreover, if sleep apnea progresses, the individual in this condition may suffer chest pains, hypertension, hypertension, stroke, type II diabetes, choking or sudden death.
Others might think about excessive snoring as harmless and might tend to make a joke out of it. Nevertheless, it is always best to discover a treatment for it early on prior to it becomes a dangerous condition.
If you think you might be suffering from OSA please contact your physician who will arrange a physical and a sleep study to determine if CPAP Therapy might be right for you.
The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.