Snoring Treatment Centre

DID YOU KNOW....

Snoring is the most common ailment occurring during sleep. Studies have shown that as many as 70% of men and 40% of women snore!

  • When you sleep, the muscles of the soft palate relax and the tongue eases itself into the back of the throat. The air passage coming through the throat becomes much narrower. The mouth opens, the soft palate and uvula start to vibrate and produce the acoustic effect of snoring.
  • The most common causes of snoring are long and too relaxed soft palate, long uvula, bulky walls of the oropharynx , palatine arches and base of the tongue. It is also caused by enlarged palatine and pharyngeal tonsils. Other causes include nasal congestion due to the nasal septum deviation, turbinate hypertrophy or the presence of nasal polyps.
  • Treatment is vital, as snoring may indicate developing or present sleep apnoea.

Obstructive sleep apnoea is the complete closure of the throat during sleep that leads to breathing interruptions.

  • Respiratory interruptions can take several seconds and occur repeatedly during the night. A patient with sleep apnoea is often significantly oxygen-deprived.

SYMPTOMS OF SLEEP APNOEA

Symptoms of sleep apnoea may be classified by time of occurrence. The most common symptoms occurring in the night include:

  • snoring
  • pauses in breathing (apnoeic events)
  • waking up in the night (a feeling of insomnia)
  • restless sleep, “tossing and turning”
  • nocturia (the need to urinate at night)

Symptoms of sleep apnoea, which can be observed during the day:

  • excessive daytime sleepiness
  • difficulties with memory tasks and focusing
  • personality changes
  • morning headache
  • impotence and decrease in libido.

RISK OF BREATHING DISORDERS

Why breathing disorders are a serious threat to your health?
Every interruption of breathing contributes to oxygen deficiency and means increased strain for the body due to insufficient oxygen supply. The brain sends a signal to the body to wake up and resume breathing. There may be several hundred events of such short-term breathing pauses followed by waking up, resulting in fatigue and daytime sleepiness.

Sleep apnoea can lead to development of many serious diseases such as:

  • arterial hypertension
  • ischaemic heart disease
  • increased risk of stroke

Diagnostics

Diagnostics of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome requires a comprehensive approach, which includes:

  • medical, social and family history of the patient
  • laryngological examination with modern endoscopic techniques
  • polysomnography – the test is performed at the patient’s home during normal sleep. By analysing the output from the recording device the doctor may identify pauses in breathing and determine the stage of the disease.

Wielkopolskie Centrum Medyczne
Sp z o.o. S.K.A

st. Bolesława Krzywoustego 114
61-144 Poznań, POLAND

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