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Is snoring a sign of a good night's sleep?

by Haider Ali Content Writer

No, snoring is likely to be a disease.

In hot summer, many people will have trouble sleeping at night and feel no energy during the day, which affects both work and life. They always feel sleepy and feel extra tired after waking up, often have chest tightness and shortness of breath, as well as serious snoring. And most of these are related to snoring.

Many people do not take snoring seriously, and even think it is a sign of good sleep, but in fact, it may be the sound of the night "killer", that is, obstructive sleep apnea(OSA), the disease will not only affect the quality of sleep, and may even cause sudden death. Apnea should be treated promptly.

Sleep apnea is often overlooked in its early stage

1 in 5 people who snore suffer from obstructive sleep apnea(OSA).

Sleep apnea syndrome is a sleep disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. If not taken seriously, this chronic disease can affect sleep, reduce blood oxygen saturation and further lead to hypertension, coronary heart disease, cerebral infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, diabetes, respiratory insufficiency, causing anxiety, depression, dementia and other neuropsychiatric symptoms, and can affect pregnant women and fetuses. In severe cases, sudden death may even occur during late night sleep. It has been estimated that patients with sleep apnea are three times more likely to die suddenly than those without the disorder, so early diagnosis and treatment are crucial.

 How to identify sleep apnea syndrome?

Apnea is evidenced by snoring sounds such as the following.

l  High snoring sound, so high that it can be heard from the other room

l  The snoring sound is uneven. Generally, the snoring sound is light and even in the supine position and after drinking, but the snoring sound of apnea patients will suddenly stop in the middle, and after a few dozen seconds, the snoring sound will occur.

l  Thirdly, family members of the patient often describe the snoring as being sweaty and stirring, but when they turn over, they snore like thunder again.

In addition, if you always have a dry mouth during sleep and need to prepare water at the bedside, which is caused by snoring and open-mouth breathing, you should also beware of apnea syndrome.

 A sleep study is usually done to get your sleep diagnosis. Your doctor will write a prescription based on your sleep study. Based on this prescription, you can choose the best snoring treatment device to improve your quality of life.

One of the most prominent features of OSA is sleep disorder. In short, it means that patients who snore do not necessarily have sleep apnea, while OSA patients all have snoring, so people who have both snoring and apnea during sleep should take special care.

Does snoring hurt your bedmate?

Yes, the person you share a bed with snores, which not only reduces your sleep quality, but also affects your physical and mental health in many ways.

Studies have found that snoring has a significant impact on your partner, with hearing damage equal to that caused by sleeping next to an industrial machine, especially in the ear closest to the snorer.

 When you go into a deep sleep and are suddenly awakened by high decibel snoring, you must be very annoyed and angry. And it may be difficult to get to sleep quickly again.

 In addition, if your sleep pattern is constantly interrupted by snoring, it can also make you more anxious or depressed, and can increase the risk of obesity or stroke.

 Sleeping with a snorer, you may find yourself sleepless to the sound of snoring, which can result in insufficient sleep time and reduced sleep quality. The lack of sleep will not only leave you spiritless during the day, but also seriously affect body's recovery, such as memory consolidation and regulation of metabolism. Over time, your memory will become poorer and the body's metabolism is getting slower.

 

If your partner is a chronic snorer, it may be the result of relaxation of the uvula and soft palate, which can relax to the point of causing partial obstruction of the airway, thus causing irregular airflow and vibration. This can lead to breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is a condition that must be examined in a hospital and treated with timely intervention.

 OSA can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, impaired daytime function, metabolic dysfunction, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Worldwide, 3,000 people die every day due to OSAHS.

 The goals of treating OSA are to relieve signs and symptoms, improve sleep quality, and normalize sleep apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)and blood oxygen saturation levels. The common means of treatment are surgery to address airway narrowing, wearing a CPAP machine, and medication. You will need to consult your doctor for specific treatment recommendations.


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