Take Your Snoring Seriously
Many of our clients come to us with concerns about snoring. While most people snore occasionally, some can actually be suffering from a more serious sleep disorder. If you are concerned about chronic snoring, contact us. With proper treatment, people who snore can greatly improve their quality of sleep.
Snoring can be a Symptom of More Serious Sleep Disorders
Snoring isn’t just irritating to your loved ones; it can indicate more serious sleep problems. Some snorers get relief for their symptoms with lifestyle changes. Often losing weight, sleeping on your side, or avoiding alcohol can help you minimize snoring. For others, however, this nightly nuisance is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.
What is Causing You to Snore?
Several factors can cause snoring by affecting a sleeper’s airway:
The anatomy of your mouth: Some individuals have a thicker soft palate or an elongated uvula, which can narrow the airway and cause them to snore. Obesity can also increase the likelihood that a person snores.
Alcohol consumption: If you consume too much alcohol before you go to sleep, you may be more likely to snore.
Chronic nasal congestion: You may notice that you’re more likely to snore when you are congested. Nasal problems like this can also contribute to snoring.
Sleep position: Back sleepers are more likely to snore than side sleepers.
You may also be more likely to snore if you are male, if you have a family history of obstructive sleep apnea, or if you are overweight. To determine the exact cause of your or a loved one’s sleep problems, it is necessary to perform a complete sleep study.
Lack of Quality Sleep Can Have Serious Effects on Your Health
People who snore often complain about unrefreshing sleep, but the effects of this problem can be much more serious and can include:
If you experience any of the following in addition to snoring, it is important to contact us for a detailed evaluation:
Breathing pauses during sleep
Sore throat when you wake up
Gasping or choking at night
We are Dedicated to Finding Solutions for Our Patients
Identifying and treating sleep disorders requires close attention to health and lifestyle information, as well as individual patient evaluations. CSI is one of the few independent medical clinics in the country that addresses sleep disorders in all of their complexities.
At Clayton Sleep, we have developed a proprietary process for diagnosing sleep apnea and other sleep disorders and tailoring treatment for each individual client. We lead the way in sleep research and comprehensive care.
Our Sleep Studies Can Give You the Diagnosis You Need for Better Sleep
Our process is comprehensive and gives you a clear diagnosis and treatment plan to restore healthy sleep.
Get Help for Your Sleep Apnea with a Comprehensive Treatment Plan
There is hope. Sleep disorders are treatable. If you believe you are suffering from chronic snoring or sleep apnea, don’t wait. Respecting what your mind and body are telling you, acknowledging the serious nature of this disorder, and asking for help are the first steps toward better sleep and better health.
Talk to your doctor about the CSI Insomnia Center