Poor Sleep & Snoring
Poor sleep can be detrimental to your health. Symptoms of poor sleep can include and are not limited to sluggish memory, impaired cognitive functions, mood swings, depleted immune system, lack of libido, weight gain, increased blood pressure, drowsiness, and poor balance. Children may also suffer from poor sleep, resulting in bed wetting, behavioral problems at school, headaches, constant drowsiness and ADD/ADHD like symptoms.
Snoring can be defined as the dull/course noise emitting from our throats and nasal passages as we sleep. Snoring can be a relatively harmless annoyance but it can be a chronic problem. Snoring may be an indication of a larger, more serious health problem.
These problems could be:
- Tongue-tie(even in adults!)
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea, (OSA)
- Over consumption of alcohol
- Anatomy of mouth; a small airway
- Chronic nasal congestion
- Poor sleep position
- Sleep deprivation
Generally speaking, snoring is a big symptom of OSA, but snoring by itself does not necessarily mean an individual has OSA. However, if you snore AND have these symptoms, it is possible you are suffering from OSA:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Paused breathing during sleep
- Headaches upon waking
- Morning sore throat
- Evening chest pain
- High blood pressure
- Inability to concentrate
- Snoring is loud enough to disrupt partner’s sleep
- Children with ADHD behavior (lack of concentration, poor educational performance, bad behavior problems in general)
For more information on poor sleep or to set an appointment to discuss your situation, contact us at 303.797.0832.
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