Snoring Can Be More than Annoying

Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound due to the obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping.

Anatomically, we all have the same components in the nose and throat. So what causes snoring in some people? The amount of air which passes through the airway always remains the same. When we are asleep, the area at the back of the throat sometimes narrows creating difficulty for the air to travel.  This is what causes vibrations which we hear as snoring.

Snoring is a common condition that can affect everyone.  If you are a habitual snorer you not only disrupt the sleep patterns of those close to you but your own sleep quality is also being impaired. (The list below can help you make a connection between snoring and daytime symptoms.)

Daytime Symptoms of Snoring Include:

  • Morning Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Poor Memory and Concentration
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Dry Mouth
  • Depression
  • Poor Job Performance

Snoring during sleep may be a sign or first alarm of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)