Who has never taken a nudge to be woken up? Or, if it is your partner who snores, you must have already woken up with the noise during the night. And still.., who has never woken up with the loud of your own snoring?
It is important to emphasize that snoring is not restricted to obese people, on the contrary, some extremely thin people snore.
Several factors can cause snoring
First, it is necessary to explain that snoring is often a warning from the body, telling you that something is happening. Therefore, to avoid any problems with your health, look for a specialist.
The main causes of snoring are:
- Decreased air passage;
- Obesity (doesn’t have to be morbidly obese);
- Having had a heavy meal in less than 2 hours before bedtime;
- Size of dental arches;
- And deficiencies of the individual’s own breathing.
Is it possible to end the snoring forever?
Yes, it is possible to end snoring once and for all! First, a polysomnography exam is necessary. The results of this exam are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team formed by health professionals such as otolaryngologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, sleep specialists, and dentists who work in this area to determine the ideal treatment. The assessment procedure must be done individually, as the reasons that lead the individual to snore vary from person to person.
“We have to have a very good rating on the type of snoring: what time is my snoring appearing? Is my snoring invasive? Is there apnea, too? Sleep disturbances can cause severe health problems if not taken care of. In addition to the family environment, in which the structure of the couple can be shaken… because one sleeps in the bedroom, the other in the living room, and so on” – said Dr. Nara Camarana (WhatsApp 11 99802-0202).
What are the main points assessed in the polysomnography exam?
- At what stage of sleep does snoring occur;
- Amount of oxygen you are breathing while sleeping;
- If there is apnea;
- At what stage of sleep does apnea occur;
- Between others.
How do sleep disorders negatively impact people’s lives?
- Tiredness on waking up and the feeling of non-restorative sleep (regardless of sleep duration);
- Excessive sleepiness during the day;
- Increased blood pressure;
- Low yield;
- Nightmares with suffocation and feeling short of breath;
- Headache at night or in the morning;
- Lack of willingness to get up;
- Legs and arms heavy, numb and sore on getting up;
- Lack of concentration;
- Memory loss and forgetfulness;
- Nocturnal tachycardia (increased heart rate);
- Erection difficulty in men;
- Decreased libido;
- Increased need to urinate at night (going to the toilet several times);
- Among several other symptoms.
Usually, the roommate is the one who notices the snoring, choking, or breathing stops. Due to the marked loss of quality of life, the symptoms of sleep disturbances are commonly confused with stress, so be careful and talk to an expert.