Exhaustion and irritability are getting the best of you. You can’t even remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep! It’s the New Year and your just know you’ve got to get this sorted. Worrying about all sorts of things keeps people awake. But you’ve not got those types of worries. You’re financially secure, have a happy family, enjoy your friends, but… they say you snore.
You’ve never bothered to connect your night’s sleep with the jokes about your snoring. A visit to the doctor told you otherwise. Snoring affects the quality of sleep and it happens to many people for different reasons.
Causes of snoring
Snoring could be a result of a nasal structure irregularity that blocks your nasal breathing passageways, which is examined on The Private Clinic website. Seasonal change and allergies may cause inflammation of their nasal airways resulting in snoring. Being overweight/obese with excess fatty tissue in the face can also cause restricted respiration and snoring. You may also have genetic predisposition to snore because of these causes. Others experience injury, such as a broken nose, that can cause snoring. And women sometimes snore during pregnancy as their bodies are placed under higher pressure.
Improving sleep with stop snoring therapies
Now you know there are a number of snoring treatment. Some to address the root causes of snoring and others to reduce the snoring symptom – there is a difference. Therapies, such as essential oils, nasal strips and mouth guards can help to reduce snoring. There’s even an authentic Australian musical instrument called a “didgeridoo” that can be played like a trumpet, expanding the nasal and respiratory airways for healthy breathing. All of these treat the snoring symptom, but not the cause.
For example, facial reconstruction surgery may be necessary to correct nasal structural irregularities or damage from injury. Somnoplasty is a radio frequency ablation that, under local anaesthetic, uses electrodes to deliver radio frequency waves to breakdown excess tissue blocking the nasal passage for unobstructed breathing. Losing weight may treat a cause too, as will taking allergy medications if such sensitivity is the reason.