Snoring is a very common sleep phenomenon, many people see snoring as a performance of a good sleep, in fact, snoring is not a good sleep, serious snoring may be a very dangerous disease. It may be a very dangerous disease.
Severe snoring, medically known as sleep apnea, sleep apnea is a common sleep breathing disorder disease, its typical characteristics are accompanied by snoring If this kind of apnea occurs frequently, it will reduce the gas entering the lungs and affect the blood oxygen level once there is a lack of oxygen, resulting in shortness of breath, cyanosis, irritability and other symptoms, and even respiratory arrest can occur in serious cases.
What are the causes of snoring?
“There are three main causes of snoring: the first is congenital, for example, some people are born with a narrow pharyngeal cavity, a large tongue and a small chin, which makes it easy to snore.
The second is because at night when sleeping, people lying flat tongue root will fall back, muscle relaxation, will also be easy to snore.
The third belongs to the formation of acquired, with the growth of age, people’s fat will increase, muscle relaxation, these changes will also lead to people snoring.
What are the dangers of snoring?
Severe snoring can cause repeated intermittent lack of oxygen during sleep, causing daytime drowsiness, lack of concentration, memory loss and other problems.
At the same time, it can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, tumors and other chronic diseases on top of causing metabolic disorders in the body.
Why are men more likely to snore than women?
Because estrogen causes fat to be deposited under the skin, chest and buttocks, while androgen causes fat to be deposited in the abdomen and neck, so increasing the same weight, men have more fat deposited in the neck, so men have a greater chance of narrowing their airways and are more likely to snore.
Some men have the habit of smoking and drinking, these habits will stimulate the pharyngeal reflex system, aggravating the symptoms of snoring.
The treatment of snoring
For people with mild snoring, put the pillow flat and try to keep the head and airway straight; keep sleeping on your side and avoid sleeping on your back (because the tissue at the back of the mouth will sink with gravity when you sleep on your back, hindering breathing); keep your nose breathing smoothly when you sleep and avoid breathing through your mouth during sleep.
For people with severe snoring, there are two common methods to relieve it. One is surgery to remove the excess soft tissue in the pharynx.
After surgery, care should be taken to avoid recurrence, otherwise the loose meat may grow back after a while and block the breathing passage again, and snoring and breath-holding will start again.
Another method is to use a snore stopper, also known as a jaw advancement device, which treats snoring by restoring the correct position and shape of the internal organs of the mouth, and by pulling the jaw forward to allow the teeth to be grounded and form a clear airway, so as to reduce or even eliminate snoring and breath-holding from the root.