Why You Should See a Doctor for Your Snoring Patterns

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January 12, 2023

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Why You Should See a Doctor for Your Snoring Patterns

Contrary to popular belief, you snore. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this now, would you? It’s okay. It happens to most of us. According to Yale Medicine, about 37 million people in America snore regularly. While snoring is a comedic media device, seeing an ENT doctor is important to evaluate the impact snoring has on your health and sleep.

Snoring is often an indication that the airway is restricted—disordered breathing—and it can disrupt the quality of sleep of everyone involved.

In this article, we will discuss why you should see a doctor for your snoring patterns to reiterate the importance of getting a good night’s rest and your overall wellness.

Common Causes of Snoring

As you’re trying to find a cure for snoring, it helps to know what causes you to snore.

For those who snore temporarily, the reasoning behind it may be because of the following:

  • Having a common cold or the flu
  • Your sleeping position
  • Excessive smoking habits
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Swollen tonsils

However, if you snore regularly, it may be because of the following:

  • Nasal and sinus problems
  • Obstructed septum
  • Fat gathering around the throat
  • Weakened throat muscles
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity

Is It Sleep Apnea?

For some, snoring can be annoying and keep your partner awake; for others, it can be a serious medical problem. However, the main culprit of your snoring problem could be obstructive sleep apnea. If the following sounds all too familiar, you should consider contacting an ENT doctor.

  • You feel sluggish throughout the day
  • You stop breathing during your sleep
  • You suffer from irregular breathing while sleeping
  • You feel tired after having a good night’s rest

If Snoring Is Disturbing Your Quality of Life

Snoring may be an annoyance or comedic to some, but it can be a serious medical issue for others. If any of the symptoms above sound familiar, contact us for snoring remedies in Houston and our other locations. At Allergy & ENT Associates, we take pride in our skilled professionals that will do what it takes to ensure you’re healthy and treated. Contact us today to make an appointment!

This entry was posted in Blog on January 12, 2023 by AENT Team.

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