Snoring is the sound produced from the vibration of respiratory structures, as a result of obstructed air breathing while sleeping. Loud snoring may be due to obstructive sleep apnoea, nasal allergy, nasal obstruction or infection and enlargement of tonsils or adenoids. A thorough examination by an otolaryngologist will help identify the cause that leads to the most effective treatment. Whatever may be the underlying causes, it causes frustration and annoyance to patients and their bed or dwelling partners. Loud snoring is a warning sign and requires medical or surgical intervention. Here are the common causes of loud snoring and the treatment methods involved.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a sleep disorder in which the airflow within the nose is reduced or blocked. This is the most common cause of loud snoring. The condition may vary in severity from mild to chronic and is often associated with other medical conditions and therefore requires long-term management. Precise diagnostic methods and varied advanced treatment methods are available that successfully treat the condition. Non-surgical treatment method is first tried. If this is found ineffective, conservative procedures are tried. More aggressive operative methods are tried in situations where the doctors feel that conservative methods may not be effective. Second line of treatments for OSA is offered to patients where severity is chronic and when the doctor finds that other surgical procedures may not help.
Other surgical procedures
More aggressive surgical methods
Authored by Dr Shailesh Pandey, ENT Specialist
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I used to have headaches almost every alternate days and it took heavy toll on my health. I also had issues with my hearing (there was a moderate hearing loss noted) and I was really depressed with this.
I was suffering from sleep apnea and had tried the traditional method of CPAP without any meaningful improvement. It was also very inconvenient and embarassing to carry it around for business travel, holidays etc.