Snoring: Should I Worry?

Monday, October 12, 2015

It keeps your spouse, the kids and even the dog up at night.  And when you think about staying with friends and family, do you cringe at the thought?

Snoring is both embarrassing and annoying, but are they in fact more than just that? Could snoring actually show signs of much bigger problems?  

The answer is maybe. Sometimes your snoring can be a sign of something by the name of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is considered a serious disorder than interrupts your breathing either while you are awake or asleep. Snoring is often a sign of sleep apnea while you are sleeping.

Sleep apnea is broken down into two different categories: Obstructive and Central

  1. Obstructive is the more common of the two and occurs when the muscles in the throat relax. 
  2. Central occurs when your brain stops sending important messages or signals to the muscles that help control your breathing.
Sleep Apnea can lead to many other problems like: 
  • Heart Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • GERD- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Headache
  • Weight Gain 

It is a little known fact that those who snore are at a 40% greater risk of dying earlier than their peers. So yes, you may want to get you snoring checked out. 

Contact us to how we can help with Sleep Apnea treatment options and help the families of Delaware sleep a little easier!

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