WHY YOU SHOULDN'T IGNORE SNORING HABIT?
Snoring is a sound resulting from turbulent airflow that causes the tissues of the nose and throat to vibrate during sleep. The turbulent air flow is related to a narrowing at some point in the nose, mouth, or throat.
- About 40% of adult men and 24% of adult woman are habitual snorers.
- Sleeping on your back may make you more likely to snore.
- Snoring can be a nusicance to your bed partner or any one sharing room with you.
- Heavy Snoring may be associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a serious sleep disorder.
Snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea but not everyone who snores has the sleep disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes you to temporarily stop breathing when you are asleep. If you are regularly tired during the day even though you have had sufficient sleep or if your snoring is paired with choking or gasping sound, you may have sleep apnea. AHome Sleep Testing is able to detect if you are suffering from Obstructure Sleep Apnea.
Sleep apnea is manageable using several approaches including CPAP Therapy (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), Oral Applicance or Surgery.
If your answer is YES to any of the above, you should consider having a 1 Night Home Sleep Test to check on Sleep Apnea. Do no ignore these sign, Sleep Apnea may affect your over-all well being.
- have loud or frequent snoring?
- feeling unfresh in the morning?
- waking up with morning headache?
- fall asleep easily during car rides or watching tv?
WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?
Snoring may be a sign of a more serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is characterized by multiple episodes of breathing pauses greater than 10 seconds at a time, due to upper airway narrowing or collapse. This result in sudden decreasing of Oxygen level, increase blood pressure and also to cause the heart to work harder.
When your body starts to struggle for oxygen, this causes disruption your sleep cycle. This can happen up to 300 times per night lasting from at least 10 second to more than 1 minute each time.