03 Nov Do You Snore?
Do you snore? Does your partner have to place a pillow over your head so they can get some sleep? Well, you are like a lot of other people who are experiencing this same situation. Scared of falling asleep on the plane or going on group trips because of your snoring? Good news, you are not alone. Nearly 90 million Americans snore and 25 percent of them snore regularly. So why is that you ask? Well, there are many reasons people snore. People who snore generally have one if not all characteristics such as: obesity. middle-aged, or for women, post-menopausal. While there are other characteristics of those who snore, these are fairly accurate in forecasting the likelihood of a sleep disorder.
25 percent of the people who snore, do so on a regular basis. There are also those who snore occasionally, such as those people who drink alcohol to assist with sleep. But what do all people who snore have in common? That’s easy! They want to stop, and they want to get a good night rest. They also want to wake up in the morning refreshed and ready to attack the day. Is that you?
There are some other extremely dangerous indicators of people who snore. Because people who snore typically have some obstruction to their airway (breathing), their body is working double time at night to ensure there is enough oxygen for vital organs. This overtime the body goes through wears heavily on the longevity and functionality of vital organs and causes long-term damage after a prolonged period of time. Lack of sleep is known to exacerbate other critical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension and high blood pressure and a host of other medical conditions.
So what can you do? You can contact a sleep specialist such as KC Sleep Health and others to do an at home sleep test to first determine if you have sleep apnea. Addressing the sleep apnea inevitably assists in the cessation of snoring or a less frequent interval of snoring. Most sleep specialists understand the importance of sleep to your health and provide comprehensive treatment alternatives to medication and over the counter solutions. Talk to a sleep specialist and discuss the many solutions to snoring, such as a cpap or oral/snoring device.
The best thing you can do for yourself this year is take care of your health. A better night’s sleep can change your life in how you live and how long you live it.