Don’t Ignore the Snore

sleep apnea treatment in boston ma | Dr. Petropoulos Yes, if you or your partner snore it is beyond annoying every time you are awoken by the loud sound. However, you may simply brush it aside and chalk it up to mere annoyance and simply go on your way without getting it further investigated. However, snoring is often an indication of a further and larger underlying health issue. If you are a snorer, don’t ignore it any longer. Read on to learn more.

What causes snoring and how is it dangerous?
You know that loud sound that you exude that wakes up your spouse and causes your children to be mad at you in the morning? Although they may think it is something intentional that you are trying to use to annoy them, snoring is actually caused by air that is trying to escape your airway but is trapped. As the air tries to make its way through your trapped airway, it vibrates the tissues which in turn causes the sound that your family so lovingly despises.

If left untreated for a number of years, snoring can actually result in serious illnesses like edema, irregular heartbeats, or even a heart attack.

How can snoring be professionally treated?
Yes, there are over-the-counter remedies such as Breath Right strips that help to open up your nasal passageways so that you can breathe better. However, nothing will be quite as effective and give you as good of results as a surgical procedure like Somnoplasty— a non-invasive procedure that reduces the base of your tongue in order to help the oxygen flow in and out of your airways more easily.

Additionally, one of the other largest contributors to snoring is excess fat and weight around the middle section of your body. Luckily, by participating in our 12 week Wellness Program conducted by Dr. Anna Petropoulos, you can help to lose that excess weight and get on a healthier track.

To learn more about how you can stop your snoring or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Anna Petropoulos today!

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