If you’ve ever had someone complain about your snoring, you’ve probably thought nothing of it and assumed that everyone snores sometimes. While snoring isn’t always a big deal, it’s often a sign of something else that is affecting your ability to properly sleep. If you find that you often wake up feeling exhausted after a full night’s sleep, your snoring could be a sign that you’re dealing with a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. Dr. Michael Avidano and Dr. Blanca Durand at Southern Crescent ENT in Fayetteville and Stockbridge, GA, can explain how snoring can affect your sleep and what it could be a sign of.
Snoring often seems silly and like something that isn’t a big deal. But if you’ve been told by multiple people that you’re snoring consistently and you feel exhausted on a regular basis, you should talk to your doctors in Fayetteville and Stockbridge, GA, about your snoring.
Snoring is often one of the first signs of sleep apnea, which is caused by a blockage in your airway while sleeping. Usually, your tongue falls back and blocks your airway and prevents you from being able to breathe. This blockage also causes snoring to occur. If your snoring does end up being sleep apnea, it’s very important to start treatment as soon as possible.
If you ignore snoring, it can lead to issues like high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, or even stroke. You may also find that it’s negatively impacting your sleep quality and that you feel constantly exhausted, which affects your daily productivity.
It’s important to take snoring as a serious issue. Contact Dr. Michael Avidano and Dr. Blanca Durand at Southern Crescent ENT in Fayetteville and Stockbridge, GA, to find out how snoring could be affecting your sleep. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (770) 474-7416 for the office in Stockbridge, GA, and (678) 817-4390 for the office in Fayetteville, GA.
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