Somnologist: complicated snoring may be a harbinger of obstructive apnea syndrome

Snoring is a common phenomenon that can affect the quality of sleep and the health of both the snorer and the people around him. According to statistics, every fourth man snores in his sleep.

— Snoring can be complicated or uncomplicated. Uncomplicated snoring is snoring without concomitant diseases; a person suffers precisely from the noise that he creates when he sleeps. If snoring is complicated, then it can be a harbinger of obstructive apnea syndrome,said somnologist Marina Kogai.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which the airways become temporarily blocked or narrowed during sleep. During obstructive sleep apnea, breathing may stop for several seconds or even minutes, resulting in decreased oxygen levels in the blood.

What is known about snoring?

Snoring is caused by vibration of the soft tissue at the back of the throat and nasal passages during sleep. This occurs due to narrowing or blocking of the airways.

Snoring can be caused by a variety of factors, including obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, use of alcohol or sleeping pills, and anatomical features such as a large tongue or soft palate.

Snoring can lead to sleep problems such as restlessness, interrupted sleep and decreased sleep quality. This leads to daytime sleepiness, irritability and decreased concentration.

— Snoring may be a sign of a more serious condition, such as obstructive sleep apnea. This condition is characterized by repeated cessations of breathing during sleep and can affect overall health and quality of life, says a study by Japanese doctors.

There are various methods to combat snoring:
< /b>
weight loss
avoiding alcohol before bed,
using special devices

If snoring is accompanied by symptoms such as morning headaches, extreme fatigue or shortness of breath during sleep, you need to see a doctor.

Read also: Oncologist surgeon Karasev called lack of strength a possible sign of cancer

You can also read: Gastroenterologist Vyalov warned about the special danger of beer for the stomach

Read further: Doctors called a constantly bloated stomach the main sign of the “silent” type of cancer

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.