Snoring can be quite annoying especially for the partners of those who snore. Snoring can also be a symptom of a more serious condition such as sleep apnea which is a disorder that can reduce the intake of oxygen by as much as 25%. Sleep apnea is one of the most common types of sleeping disorder. Millions of people around the world suffer from this condition. People who suffer from sleep apnea can stop breathing for a period of ten seconds or more. This is why it is important to know snoring symptoms and treatments.
There are many symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea. These include the production of loud nasal sounds during sleep, disturbed sleep, feeling of choking and suddenly waking up due to lack of oxygen. You should watch out for these symptoms if you think you or someone you know is suffering from snoring or sleep apnea. There are other symptoms but the ones listed above are the most common. One of the things that you must keep in mind though is that snoring is not the same as sleep apnea. To determine if a person is really suffering from sleep apnea, the opinion of a doctor is needed.
As mentioned above, only a qualified medical practitioner can determine if a person is suffering from sleep apnea or not. He or she will also be able to offer effective treatments for the condition. If you simply want to address snoring, there are many things that you can do. But it is useful to understand the root cause of the issue. Snoring can be caused by a just symptom of other conditions such as obesity or even depression. You must also start looking into your lifestyle and make some positive changes. You should avoid smoking and alcohol. It is also important to keep regular sleeping hours. You can also try opening your nasal passages by elevating your head when you sleep and by using saline sprays and nose aspirators.
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