The noise produced due to the vibration of the uvula and soft palate which is present at the back of the throat is called snoring. Snoring is a very common problem affecting both men and women of all ages. Snoring gets worse with the advancing age. Over the age of 60 up to 50% of the men and 30% of the women are affected by snoring. Snoring affects people with advancing age. Snorers are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea which stops your breathing for short time while sleeping. This causes a greater risk of high blood pressure and heart diseases. Snorers usually suffer from the problem of sleepiness.
There are varieties of treatment which will help you to stop snoring. Some of them are listed below:-
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
This is the most popularly recommended by the doctors for your snoring problem. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is basically a device which pumps the air by applying pressure to prevent your throat from narrowing. This device is mainly used to treat obstructive sleep apnea. This mask is worn over your face or nose. This is the most effective method to cure snoring. Its only drawbacks are that it is the most expensive and uncomfortable device to stop snoring aid.
If you snore while sleeping on your back than you should make sure you sleep on your side. Sleeping on your back tends to make your snoring worse as it makes your airway narrow by making your tongue to slide backwards. Sleeping on your side will help you solve the problem of snoring.
Sinuses are the air chambers which are present on both the side of nose and between your eyes. Mucus which helps to keep your throat and nose moist and healthy gets infected if the drainage channels of the sinuses get blocked. This usually happens because of the cold. It can be treated by antibiotics and with medications of nose drops. If it fails to cure than an operation may be required.
This is not generally a painful operation. Operation is carried out by using micro instruments. The person is given an aesthesia and the nose is examined using an operating telescope. The areas of blockage and the polyps are removed. The likely complications are bruising around the eye, infection, CSF leak and bleeding.
Jaw positioning device pulls your tongue further away from sliding backwards to the back of the throat. This is a splint which is worn at night on your mouth to hold your lower jaw forward. Jaw positioning device vary in price. There are various types splint available. For some people the split is not that comfortable for such cases a custom fitted is usually recommended. The splint is used by the people to loose their weight.
Overweight people have lot of fat in their neck causing the airway to narrow leading to vibration of the soft tissue called ad snoring. Loosing weight will help you to reduce the fatty tissue of the neck.