Patients ask the sleep experts at Atlanta Snoring Institute What causes snoring? Those who suffer from snoring can often develop a good idea of their problem areas by paying attention to their symptoms. The following guide is designed to help align patient symptoms with possible causes.
Effective treatment options for snoring patients and for sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea are also listed here. Each anatomical problem is followed by treatments that are the most effective in providing relief and improving overall health.
A deviated septum is characterized by a deviation of the cartilage and bone that separates the left and right sides of the nose.
Turbinate hypertrophy is the most common cause of nasal congestion, which contributes to snoring in many people.
Obstruction of the palate is the primary contributor to snoring in most people and often a primary cause of obstructive sleep apnea.
The tongue falling backwards into the airway at night can be a major contributor to sleep apnea. This is more common when a person has short jaws, causing an overbite.
Large tonsils are the primary cause of sleep apnea in small children.
Thickened fat pads in the lower throat narrow the airway and decrease muscular tone, leading to snoring and sleep apnea. Being overweight also reduces the effectiveness of all of the above treatments.
At Atlanta Snoring Institute, we specialize in identifying the causes of your snoring or sleep apnea and offer a full range of treatments designed to improve or eliminate your symptoms. In many cases, our patients can be successfully treated in the office without the need for surgery or long-term devices. We hope to have the privilege of working with you and your family.
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Many of our patients can be successfully treated in-office without the need for surgery or long-term devices.