Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder wherein your breathing oscillates while you sleep at night. It is highly advisable to consult a sleep apnea specialist for impactful obstructive sleep apnea treatment as it is a rather complex medical condition. In a nutshell, it is a sleeping condition where your breathing stops and starts at intervals while you are sleeping.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Sleep Deprivation
- No Breathing at intervals (in sleep)
- Oral & Loud Breathing
- Dry Mouth & Throat
These were the symptoms, now we shall look at what causes them.
The Reasons Behind Sleep Apnea
Many times, you don’t realize how you sleep, and an uncomfortable or wrong posture may cause sleep apnea.
If you are beyond the average weight of other peers, you might develop the condition of sleep apnea.
Does someone in the family have sleep apnea? Then there’s a high chance you have it too or you might develop it soon.
This is one of the most common causes of sleep apnea. If you are a heart patient the probability of having sleep apnea is higher than other causes.
Low Blood Oxygen Levels
Are you a hypoxia patient? Hypoxia is when the oxygen levels in the blood hit a real low. This will for sure cause sleep apnea.
Impaired Nervous System
An impaired nervous system results in quick fatigue which gives excessive sleepiness and that is a symptom of sleep apnea. You might develop it.
Are you in search of a sleep apnea specialist in Ahmedabad to improve your condition? Consult Dr. Simple Bhadania at ACE Neuro ENT Hospital.
What is Snoring?
It’s another sleep disorder. Apart from being a sleeping disorder, it is also a breathing disorder where air can’t flow easily through the nose or the mouth while you are asleep. This causes loud breathing noises as if the throat has gone hoarse, it happens due to the passage of air through relaxed throat tissues. Sometimes a snoring treatment through medication is enough, but for more chronic conditions you might have to get snoring surgery done.
Symptoms of Snoring
- Breathing Pauses (in sleep)
- Excessive Sleepiness
- Lack Of Concentration
- Morning Headache
- Early Morning Sore Throat
- Restlessness (in sleep)
- Night Gasping or Choking
- High Blood Pressure
- Mood Swings
- Nervous Impairments
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Sudden Waking (in sleep)
Let’s now see what the reasons behind these symptoms are
Causes of Snoring
Impaired Mouth Anatomy
If there are disruptions in the mouth anatomy then it may cause difficulties for the air to flow the right way in sleep, this may be the reason for your snoring.
We know drinking is injurious to health. Well, this is one more disorder that you might develop due to drinking problems.
Do you suffer from any incurable nasal injury or disability, then there’s a high chance that you already have a snoring problem or will soon develop it.
Getting less sleep nowadays than usual? This may result in terminal fatigue, which will make the body super tired and leave you with a snoring problem.
Just like sleep apnea, incorrect sleeping positions and head stances may also develop into a snoring disorder.
Sinus Infection or Allergy
Are sinus infections and allergies frequent with you? This will cause great discomfort in normal breathing while you are asleep and turn into snoring.
Are you in search of a snoring doctor to cure your loved one of it permanently? Visit Dr. Simple Bhadania at ACE ENT Hospital.
Dr. Simple Bhadania is an ENT Specialist in Ahmedabad. She holds an MS Degree in ENT from BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, and a Neuro-ENT degree from SGPGI, Lucknow. Apart from this, she even successfully completed her fellowship in skull base surgery from Weill Cornell University, New York.