Snoring Treatment Philadelphia
Snoring is an extremely common sleep disorder, affecting approximately 30% of all adults. It is sometimes caused by nasal obstruction or congestion, but more commonly is caused by vibration of the soft palate or uvula, in the upper airway. In children, it is commonly caused by enlarged tonsils or adenoids.
Snoring, by itself, does not cause any major health risks. However, it can be very disruptive to sleep, both to a person and their bed-partner. It can result in a person being nudged to change position during sleep or cause a bed-partner or the snorer to switch rooms during the night.
Snoring is often treatable, through oral appliances, avoiding sleeping on one’s back, or upper airway surgery. Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and avoiding alcohol and tobacco, are often helpful as well.
It is important to determine if someone has “primary snoring”, a condition where a patient only snores but has not other major abnormalities with breathing at night, or if they have obstructive sleep apnea.
At our Philadelphia sleep center, we can help determine if you have only primary snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. We also can help you find a remedy for your snoring that best suits your lifestyle.
At the Center for Sleep Medicine Philadelphia, we know the importance of healthy and good quality sleep. If someone doesn’t sleep well or has tiredness, many aspects of their life can be affected, including personal relationships, performance on their job, ability to exercise and lose weight, and their health. We are committed to solving your sleep problem, to improve the quality of your life.