Is Snoring Dangerous?
Beyond the annoying noise, can snoring be a sign of a more serious problem? The short answer is – maybe.
What happens during snoring?
While you sleep, the muscles that keep your airway open during your waking hours are relaxed. The sound of snoring emanates from tissues vibrating as breath passes along the narrow section of your airway.
What makes snoring dangerous?
Snoring can be a warning sign that you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that occurs when your air passage becomes temporarily blocked causing breathing to stop several times throughout the night. During these episodes, the brain is depleted of oxygen. OSA may increase your risk for heart attack or stroke while also causing you to spend less time in the deep restorative sleep required for energy and mental sharpness.
If I snore, does it mean I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
According to Dr. Robert L. Owens of the Sleep Disorders Research Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, “Most people who snore don't have obstructive sleep apnea, but most people who have apnea snore.”
How do I know for sure if my snoring is part of a more serious problem?
If your snoring is loud enough to keep your bed partner awake, you need to take action. The first step to diagnosing and treating sleep related problems is to have a consultation with a professional. We offer a complimentary consultation to help evaluate your current sleep issues.
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One of the most common solutions to OSA is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. Though effective, CPAP machines are far from convenient and comfortable. Patients must wear a bulky facemask connected by a hose to an electric device that maintains positive air pressure while they sleep. Traveling with a CPAP, regular cleaning and maintenance, finding comfortable positions to sleep while wearing it, and other related issues make this choice less appealing to many.
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