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Snoring

Snoring

The harsh sound which comes from the throat during sleeping. Snoring occurred when air passes from the relaxed muscles of your throat. Sometimes it occurs normally but in some chronic disease snoring also occurs with other symptoms. It can cause the disturbance to your partner while sleeping.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of snoring include:Snoaring Symptoms causes treatment

  • Chest pain at night
  • Your partner might be disturbed
  • Choking at night
  • Restless sleep
  • Breathing pause during sleep
  • Excessive daytime sleep
  • Sore throat
  • Morning headaches
  • Hypertension
Causes

There are many factors which involved in this condition, some factors mention below:

  • Low and thick soft palate narrow the air space.
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Not taking enough sleep
  • Uncomfortable sleep position
Diagnosis

After taking history about signs and symptoms and conducting physical examination your doctor will recommend the following test to see the underlying cause of snoring:

  • Sleep study test
  • Imaging like X-ray and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to check any underlying pathology
  • Blood oxygen level
  • Blood test to rule out the other causes
Treatment

Treatment depends upon the underlying cause of snoring there are many factors which causes snoring, treatment options include:

  • Make lifestyle changes like losing weight, limit alcohol consumption etc.
  • Oral appliances to open the airway for air passage during sleep
  • Upper airway surgery to prevent the narrowing of airway
  • Continuous positive airway passage to kept airway open during sleep
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help you:

  • Raise your head with pillow while sleeping
  • Lose weight
  • Exercise daily
  • Eat healthy food
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid taking sedatives
  • Treat nasal disease
  • Take proper sleep
  • Avoid smoking
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