In many cases, snoring is a normal and relatively harmless condition.
It is often exacerbated by respiratory disorders (e.g. blocked nose),
drinking alcohol, obesity, and so on.
However, there is a darker side, where snoring can be a serious symptom
of sleep apnea (or other type of "sleep-disordered breathing"),
such as related to an underlying cause of tonsilitis or adenoiditis.
Sleep apnea can be a potentially dangerous medical condition
that needs to be ruled out.
Sleep apnea is often caused by obesity in adults,
or by a tonsil disorder or adenoiditis in children. ...more »
Symptoms of Snoring
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Treatments for Snoring
- Weight loss
- Quit smoking
- Dental appliances-mandibular advancement splints
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is often used to control sleep apnea and the snoring associated with it
- Surgery is also available as a method of correcting social snoring. Some procedures, such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, attempt to widen the airway by removing tissues in the back of the throat, including the uvula and pharynx
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- Snoring is known to cause sleep deprivation to snorers and those around them, as well as daytime drowsiness, irritability, lack of focus and decreased libido
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Causes of Snoring
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Misdiagnosis and Snoring
RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown
sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed.
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Definitions of Snoring:
Rough, noisy breathing during sleep, due to vibration of the uvula and soft palate.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
The act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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