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Snoring

Do your friends and family complain about sleeping nearby because of your loud snoring? Snoring can happen to anyone, but when it becomes a regular occurrence, it can be a sign of something more serious happening. Not only does snoring affect your health, but it also makes it difficult for those around you to get the sleep that they also need to function. When snoring becomes a chronic problem, it’s important to seek out help and learn how you can treat the issues behind your snoring and start sleeping peacefully again.

Treatments

Before creating a treatment plan, your ENT doctor will first need to find out what may be causing your snoring in the first place. Depending on the severity of your snoring, your doctor may want to run sleep tests to find out what is happening while you sleep that could cause you to snore so aggressively.

From there, your doctor can help create a treatment plan that will reduce your snoring and make it easier for you and those around you to get a good night’s sleep. Your doctor might first recommend some lifestyle changes, like avoiding alcohol before bed, treating any nasal congestion, and not sleeping on your back.

 

Often, snoring can be caused by obstructive sleep apnea and should be treated immediately. This could be through oral appliances that help correct the position of your jaw and keep the air passageways open. You can also try a CPAP machine that will pump air through the airways to keep them open and eliminate snoring. In severe cases, you may need surgery to open up the upper airway and prevent narrowing during sleep.

For more information

If you are interested in sleep disorder treatments, make sure to visit our "Sleep Health Services" page or call to schedule a consult with one of your providers. We look forward to helping you improve your health through sleep treatment and the appropriate management.

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