Snoring once every couple of weeks or only when sick isn’t that big of a deal. However, if you are a chronic snorer that snores every night or several nights a week, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea and snoring can lead to serious health conditions like fatigue and high blood pressure. Not only does snoring lead to health conditions it can also put a damper on your relationships if you are keeping your loved one up at night.
The Causes of Snoring
When we breathe through our mouths as we sleep, the air we breathe in can become turbulent. Often, this is due to obstruction but sometimes, it can be caused by a soft palate. The turbulent air can start to vibrate which is what causes the sounds of snoring.
About Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing periodically through the night and is normally associated with snoring. OSA can lead to terrible symptoms like headaches, lack of motivation, and loss of sex drive. It can also lead to very serious symptoms like:
- High Blood Pressure
- Higher Risk of Stroke
- Heart Attack
- Irregular Heartbeat
- And More
Testing Sleep Apnea At UrgENT: At-Home Testing
There are several causes of sleep apnea including nasal obstruction, weight, a soft palate, and more. First, we can rule out nasal obstruction by examining your nasal passages. Then, we can set up sleep testing in the comfort of your home to test how bad your sleep apnea is.
Our at-home sleep testing makes a normally uncomfortable situation easy. It makes sleep testing more convenient, comfortable, and less expensive.
Get Better Sleep - Feel Better
Getting a good night’s sleep can go a long way to help you feel your best. At UrgENT we offer in-home sleep studies that will help us get to the root cause of your OSA and develop a treatment plan that will work for you. You deserve a good night’s sleep.I Want To Sleep Better