Snoring (noisy breathing during sleep) is a very common “affliction” – one that some people (and their partners) learn to live with, others choose to address and resolve.
Reasons for snoring are numerous, ranging from sleeping on your back, age and weight, consumption of alcohol, allergies, medications and various anatomical issues such as enlarged adenoids or tonsils, deviated septum, and others. Although snoring may not appear to be an extremely serious or life-threatening problem, it can very negatively affect a person’s quality of life.
A chronic “snorer” may suffer from morning headaches, sleepiness, fatigue, mood fluctuations, even elevated blood pressure and eventually heart disease and other types of illnesses. Unquestionably, partners of snorers suffer in their own way, too. Solutions to snoring may be relatively simple (pertaining mainly to changes in lifestyle) or more complex and involved, such as wearing appliances at night or undergoing some type of surgery.