While the topic of this post rhymes, it is speaking of an issue that many people have and that has caused friction at times in the home. In most cases, the person who snores is unaware of doing it and when told by someone that they do snore, in most cases they deny that they do such a thing. It can be quite embarrassing too when that person stays over at a friend’s house or hotel and they end up snoring down the place. 🙂
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During normal breathing, air passes through the throat on its way to the lungs. The air travels past the soft palate, uvula, tonsils, and tongue. When a person is awake, the muscles in the back of the throat tighten to hold these structures in place, preventing them from collapsing into the airway. During sleep, these structures can fall into the airway causing snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is characterized by loud snoring and disturbed or interrupted sleep patterns. Sleep apnea can have serious consequences including cardiac problems. Patients will frequently awaken in the morning with a headache. If … Continue Reading “Chronic Snoring... Read More »