Bulky Throat Tissue -- Being overweight can cause enlarged throat tissue, which narrows the airway.
Large Tonsils -- Children with especially large tonsils often snore.
Chronic snoring has also been linked to sleep apnea, a serious condition that causes long interruptions of sleep and high blood pressure. Sleep apnea may also increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
As the British stage actress, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, said, "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone." So if you want to keep your loved ones by your side, you may want to see a dentist or doctor for chronic snoring treatment.
Medical and dental treatment for snoring includes:
- Oral appliances such as Silent Nite®
- Nasal strips
- Continous Positive Airway Pressure
- Oral surgery
Your dentist or doctor may also suggest simple snoring treatments such as losing weight, sleeping on your side and avoiding taking sleeping pills or antihistamines before going to bed.