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Snoring Treatment

Snoring occurs when air cannot flow freely through the airway as a person sleeps. This causes the upper airway tissues to vibrate, resulting in the sound heard when someone snores.

Snoring

Snoring is common.

If you snore, you aren’t alone. Here are the facts:

  • 50% or more of people in the U.S. snore from time to time
  • Around 25% of these snore nearly all the time
  • Men tend to snore more often than women

What causes snoring?

The rattling and vibration of tissues near the airway in the back of the throat cause snoring. When these tissues relax and partially block the airway, they vibrate as air passes through, creating the sound of snoring.

Several factors can contribute to snoring, including:

  • Obesity
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Sleeping on your back
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sleep apnea

It’s often hard to tell why someone snores, but it shouldn’t be ignored, and those suffering from snoring should get tested for sleep apnea.

Snoring & Health

Snoring affects your health.

While snoring may seem like a harmless annoyance, it can have adverse effects on your health, including:

  • Disrupting your sleep and causing daytime fatigue
  • Straining personal relationships with bed partners
  • Contributing to high blood pressure and heart disease
  • Increasing the risk of stroke
  • Worsening the symptoms of asthma

Snoring & Health

Snoring affects your health.

While snoring may seem like a harmless annoyance, it can have adverse effects on your health, including:

  • Disrupting your sleep and causing daytime fatigue
  • Straining personal relationships with bed partners
  • Contributing to high blood pressure and heart disease
  • Increasing the risk of stroke
  • Worsening the symptoms of asthma

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Treatment

Treatment for snoring

There are several types of snoring treatment available, and the best option for you will depend on the cause and severity of your snoring. Some of the most common snoring treatments include:

Lifestyle Changes:

Making lifestyle changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, and avoiding alcohol before bedtime can help reduce snoring.

Positional Therapy:

Sleeping on your side instead of your back can help reduce snoring.

Oral Appliances:

These devices reposition the jaw to help keep the airway open during sleep.

It’s worth getting your snoring checked out.

If you’re experiencing snoring and looking for treatment options, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a sleep specialist. Depending on the severity of your snoring, we may recommend a sleep study to evaluate your sleep and breathing patterns.

Here at The Sleep Apnea Center of Connecticut, we use the ResMed at-home sleep test to learn more about your snoring, and to determine if it is a symptom of a more problematic cause. After a hassle-free consultation, we’ll take the time to learn more about why you are snoring and how you can take steps to fix it.