No one wants to know that they snore, but it is impossible to know you snore on your own. Unfortunately, if you snore, you are going to definitely be told you do. Most people don’t think snoring as much of an issue, but they would be wrong – snoring can cause issues with your oral health in the future.
The severity of snoring varies from a mild nuisance and disturbance to a symptom of something more serious, such as a progressive disorder known as sleep apnea. If you find that this is progressive issue for you, it is possible to develop serious sleep disorder symptoms in time, such as excessive daytime sleepiness, memory loss, headaches in the morning, loss of sexual drive and poor performance at work or school. There are many factors that cause snoring, such as:
Poor habits. We all know the health risks, but the use of alcohol, sedatives and even tobacco can force your throat muscles to relax more than usual and promote the obstruction of the airways, which causes snoring.
Nasal problems. Not only when we have a cold, but chronic nasal congestion may interfere with their air flow every time they breathe and cause snoring.
Anatomical makeup. Some people with elongated uvulas or low, thick soft palates, large tonsils or adenoids naturally have narrower airways, causing snoring. Those who are overweight or obese tend to have narrower airways as well.
Other reasons. Pregnant women, those who have a long family history of snoring, those who are aged 40 and above, as well as males are more likely to develop snoring problems as well.
If you have questions or concerns regarding snoring, contact Dr. Anthony Yamada, DDS at 310-546-2595 to schedule a consultation today, or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com for additional information.
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