Snoring is a common problem for people after the age of 40. It occurs both in male and female and affects almost 90 million adults in India. Snoring is a sign of serious health problems. People should start taking care of themselves if they snore whenever they sleep and if they suffer from problems like sleep apnea or other respiratory disorders. Snoring often disrupts the family members more than the snorer. Snoring is common mostly in men, especially if they are overweight. The problem of snoring progresses with age. While you sleep, the muscles of your throat relax and the gravity pulls the tissues and the tongue backwards and that makes your throat narrow and floppy. Thus, when you breathe the walls of the throat vibrates. The narrower the wall becomes, the more snoring you will have. This can cause a severe heart disease, which requires a medical attention.
While you sleep, the muscles of your throat relax and the gravity pulls the tissues and the tongue backwards. This in turn blocks the airway and causes vibrations through the adjoining tissues. The resultant sound is what we know as snoring. The narrower the passageway, the more will be the chances of snoring.
The blocked airway causes the oxygen flow to be limited in the body. In the long run, the absence of adequate flow of air can cause severe cardiac conditions, and can also result in cardiac arrests.
According to multiple researches conducted, medication cannot cure snoring or other sleeping disorders. You can undergo a simple sleep test to accurately diagnose and treat the underlying issue that causes snoring. It is important to rule out obstructive sleep apnea in case you snore, since sleep apnea can cause serious health risks other than being a cause of snoring.
If you have any of the above symptoms or if someone has observed you snoring, you should take a test and rule out obstructive sleep apnea. A sleep study can help you to identify whether your sleep is serious or not .Tribeca care introduces a two types of sleep studies that takes a physical exam of your sleep.
Depending on the result of your sleep test, you may be recommended a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), a widely accepted therapy for Obstructive sleep apnea that regulates breathing and reduces health risk.
Get in touch with a Tribeca sleep expert to understand the reasons behind snoring, and rule out any serious underlying illness or complications.