What is Snoring?
Snoring develops whenever the upper airway (Nose, Mouth/tongue, Palate, larynx and trachea) become restrictive. It can be caused from congenital or acquired deformities, infections, growths or even smoking. While it can be very noisy, the patient never stops breathing or awakens from sleep. Treatments directed towards the above will often be successful.
Snoring Can Be Harmful
Studies have shown that the life expectancy of snorers is less then that or non snorer. Even if it didn't kill you your significant other might. If your snoring becomes worse it can turn into UARS or worse, Sleep Apnea.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, although not everyone who snores suffers from sleep apea, and not everyone who suffers from sleep apnea snores. Still, it is very common for people who snore to unkowingly have sleep apnea: 75% of people who snore are diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea at some point in their lives.
If you or your loved one experiences pauses between snores, and if choking or gasping occurs between these pauses, your snoring may be caused by a blocked airway or respiratory malfunction.