Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissue in the back of the throat. It is the sound you make when your breathing is blocked while you sleep. If it vibrates more than usual, you snore more than usual. Nasal blockage can contribute to snoring, therefore sleep specialists might recommend nasal strips to open up pathways. However, the correlation between snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are close in root causes that treatment with a CPAP might be the more preferred way to go. A CPAP machine is custom fit and is highly effective at treating snoring, yet it is not for everyone.
How Can a CPAP Help My Sleep?
CPAP therapy helps with snoring when the parts of the throat most involved in snoring (the soft palate and the uvula) become impaired. The CPAP machine then uses continuous positive airway pressure to keep the throat open during the night. In many cases, snoring ceases as a result of wearing a CPAP device. It prevents apneic events, which are breathing interruptions, that eliminates snoring. Take a look at this in-depth study:
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) suggests that 29.4 million Americans have OSA, but only 20 percent of them have been formally diagnosed. Shockingly, that means 23.52 million Americans don’t realize they have OSA. They are all possibly snoring (and causing their bedroom partners to lose sleep as well) and are certainly not as alert, productive or physically healthy as they could be. Forty-five percent of normal adults snore occasionally and 25 percent snore every time they sleep. People most prone to habitual snoring are older and overweight. Children should never snore. In children, snoring may be a sign of problems with the tonsils and adenoids, and should be brought to a doctor’s attention. In a recent poll of 430 CPAP users, we asked them whether their CPAP machines helped or worked to stop snoring. Almost 82% of them said that their snoring stopped with CPAP!”
Explore CPAP Therapy with Dr. Lauck
At the North Texas Sleep Solutions, Dr. Lauck will identify your symptoms, conditions, and persistent snoring problems, and determine whether a CPAP is the answer. Oftentimes, the snorer and their bed partner are desperate for relief from the noise and disruption. Snoring is a serious affliction.
CPAP machines are recommended for the extreme snoring person who also suffers from sleep apnea. The CPAP therapy treatment goes a long way towards reducing the discomfort. Because it is used to blow positive airway pressure into the patient’s throat to keep it open and allowing them to breathe clearly, the treatment works around obstructions in the airways. It is a continuous therapy during the sleep cycle. It can seem overwhelming at first, but once a patient gets used to the noisy gadget and tubes on their face, it doesn’t seem so awful. Getting to know your gear gives you confidence that your sleep will be tolerable and your snoring eliminated.
Contact Us for Sleep Apnea Treatment
Check out Dr. Lauck at North Texas Sleep Solutions. She’s seen it all, and is here to help you. Her team of professionals is ready to give your snoring the heave-ho and bring back those nightly dreams that have gone by the wayside due to sleep interruptions. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, is the general consensus for CPAP therapy. Dr. Lauck’s office is on board with every possible avenue for you to return to a restful night. Give her a call!