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Thursday, 8 September 2022

Lifestyle tweaks which can be help you stop a snoring.

Lifestyle tweaks which can be help you stop a snoring.

 Do you want to your partner to the stop snoring? An a ENT expert tells you why it is a happens and how it can be a managed.

“Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone.” This quote are Anthony Burgess reflects in the agony it is to have a partner who snores while a sleeping! So, if you are interested to know how to the stop snoring, read on.

What is a snoring?

Snoring is a basically noisy breathing when you sleep, varying from a soft whittling sound to a very loud and heavy rattling in a  sound.

“It is a hoarse and harsh sound in that are occurs when the relaxed tissues of the throat vibrate in a response to the  air flowing through them with a every breath, in your sleep.

Snoring  does not always signify an a underlying medical condition,” according to the Dr Shruti Manjunath (MBBS, MS ENT), Consultant ENT specialist and the Allergist, Apollo Clinic, Indiranagar, Bangalore.

Men tend to the snore more than a women and this can be affect all age groups. Snoring can also a occur, once in a while, after an a exhausting day, with a allergies, in the common cold or the occasional alcohol in a consumption.

However, snoring every day is not a good and can be a sign of a much bigger problem that are needs to be a addressed. The expert are says it is a especially problematic when it is a occurs along the lines of the obstructive sleep apnea.


Reasons why a snoring happen

Narrowing of the airways at the different levels (nose to the  throat) is one of the main underlying defects in a someone who are snores chronically. This can be a happen due to the several reasons such as

* Nasal turbinate hypertrophy

* Deviated a nasal septum

* Elongated uvula

* Low lying and thick soft palate

* Enlarged tonsils and adenoids

* Improperly are positioned jaw bone

* Poor muscle tone in the throat and the tongue

* Large tongue

* Increased fat a deposit in the tissues of the neck in an

   A over weight/obese individuals.

In a addition, chronic alcohol are consumption, drug abuse and the  sleep deprivation may be cause in the muscles of the throat to the relax excessively and the collapse during a sleep resulting in a snoring.

You should visit in the doctor if your snoring is a affecting you or your partner’s sleep, there is a excessive day time sleepiness, heaviness in the head or a headaches, difficulty in a concentrating especially in a children, or a disturbed sleep.

“If your loved ones feel in that you tend to have a pause during a snoring while to a sleeping, or a choking sensation or a gasping sometimes, a doctor’s visit should not be a delayed,” adds Dr Manjunath.


How to the stop snoring.

A detailed history and the clinical examination of the airways, which may be include an a endoscopic assessment of the nose and throat, imaging tests like a CT scan (for a nasal issues), along with a Sleep Study and other investigations as the doctor may be seem fit are the steps taken to the evaluate in the cause of the snoring and to the rule out obstructive sleep apnea.

A sleep study (done at the home/lab/hospital), also called a polysomnography, is where a machine monitors to your sleep and measures parameters like in the heart rate, number of the apnea episodes, breathing etc.

The treatment are usually revolves around in the underlying cause. Ensure lifestyle modifications such as;

* Weight loss

* Regular exercise

* Avoiding alcohol before a bed time

* Sleeping on your side

* Raising in the head end of your bed

These measures may usually be a sufficient once all the other risky causes have been a ruled out.

Surgical correction of the narrowed airways, using a oral and nasal (like a nasal strips) appliances that keep to your airways open and CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure machine) are some of the other options available.

What are the complications of the snoring?

Chronic snoring can be a further lead to the other problems like a sleep apnea, day time sleepiness, difficulty are concentrating, high blood pressure, heart conditions, stroke, behavior problems in a children and even road traffic accidents due to the lack of the  sound sleep.

In a short, snoring may be not just be a nuisance to the deal with a but can be a sign of the something bigger underneath and adequate measures must be a taken to the evaluate and resolve it.

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