Why do we snore & Cures for Snoring?
Sometimes when we sleep, the muscles that hold the airway open relax and partially collapse, obstructing the flow of air slightly. The air passing through the partially collapsed airway can cause a vibrating sound known as snoring. Learn more about Cures for Snoring treatments, procedures in this article other tips in your Fort Lauderdale Dental Office.
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Who suffers from Snoring?
Approximately 44% of men and 28% of women between the ages of 30-60 suffer from habitual snoring*. It has also been shown that people with excess body weight, a long soft palate, an enlarged uvula, and large tonsils may be more prone to snoring than others.
How Serious is Snoring?
Snoring alone is not necessarily detrimental to your health. It may, however, be the sign of a more serious condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). While not everyone who snores suffers from sleep apnea, SomnoMed suggests that if you have been heard to gasp for breath or have sudden spells of drowsiness during the day, then you should obtain a referral to a qualified specialist.
*Ref Young et. al. N Eng J Med 1993
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