What Is Snoring?

In short, snoring is the sound of your body struggling to breathe. This sound occurs when your airways are narrow, preventing the free flow of air through them. Instead, the airflow becomes turbulent, like the gurgling water in a partially obstructed garden hose. This turbulence causes your airway to vibrate. This vibration produces the sound. The volume and pitch depend on what tissues are vibrating. Louder, deeper snoring associated with obstruction in the throat tends to be more serious than quieter, lighter snoring in the nose.

Take Snoring Seriously

It’s important to understand snoring dangers. Otherwise, you might be tempted to dismiss it as a simple nuisance. That’s what we’ve been taught, but the truth can be much more serious.

The most common danger associated with snoring is sleep apnea. It’s an easy step from a narrow airway to a completely closed one. When your airway closes, it cuts off your breathing. Essentially you are being strangled by your throat.

Snoring can also lead to atherosclerosis: hardened arteries. The vibrations cause tiny injuries in your arteries. These injuries scar over, causing the arterial walls to stiffen and thicken. They also lead to deposits in your arteries, and this can contribute to your stroke risk.

If you are a snorer who lives with others, the odds are good that you know how much conflict it can cause. If untreated, can lead to ongoing fights, domestic violence, and divorce.

Snoring Treatment Can Work

If you’ve tried over-the-counter remedies, you’ve probably realized that they’re almost completely worthless. Many are designed on the same principles of professional treatment, but they can’t be customized. If they aren’t matched to your anatomy, they can’t achieve effective treatment.

You can, however, reduce your snoring with home treatment. This is only recommended if you’ve been cleared of sleep apnea or in support of sleep apnea treatment.

Professional treatment can effectively open your airway, helping you to breathe more effectively and quietly. You and everyone in your house will be able to sleep peacefully.

Find Effective Treatment in Columbus, OH

If you are tired of the sound and risks of snoring, Dr. Mike can help. It’s just three easy steps to better sleep. First, a free consultation. Second, find the right solution for you. Finally, enjoy better (and quieter) sleep!

Please call (614) 683-4640 today for a free consultation at Firouzian Sleep Wellness in Columbus, OH.