Snoring is a sound phenomenon that occurs when the soft structures of the pharynx beat against each other against the background of the passage of a stream of air through the narrowed airways.

Causes of snoring

Anatomical disorders leading to narrowing of the airways:

  • deviated septum
  • congenital narrowness of the nasal passages and/or pharynx
  • nasal polyps
  • elongated uvula
  • small, posteriorly displaced lower jaw (malocclusion)
  • enlargement of the tonsils
  • obesity

Functional factors and diseases that reduce the tone of the muscles of the pharynx:

  • sleep itself (decrease in muscle tone)
  • sleep deprivation and fatigue
  • alcohol intake
  • taking sleeping pills
  • smoking
  • Decreased thyroid function
  • menopause in women
  • aging

The main symptoms of snoring

Snoring, like a sound, is more of a social problem for others than for the person himself. However, snoring can be a harbinger and one of the main symptoms of a serious illness – sleep apnea disease or, in medical terms, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

Snoring treatment

In order to effectively deal with snoring, first of all, you will need to undergo a medical examination in order to accurately establish the root cause of this phenomenon. And only then proceed to action.

A universal way that would help all people get rid of snoring has not yet been invented.

Thus, specific treatment approaches should be determined by a qualified professional depending on the causes and severity of the condition.

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