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Snoring in North Texas

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What is snoring?

Snoring is the raspy sound that occurs as you breathe when sleeping. The throat has soft tissues that vibrate when air flows in and out of the body. These vibrations are what cause hoarse sounds known as snoring. While nearly everyone snores on and off at some point in their life, for some individuals, snoring can be a chronic issue. It may also be a symptom of an underlying health problem. In many cases, snoring is linked to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). At Cross Timbers ENT, we offer home sleep studies to evaluate the underlying cause of your snoring. To set up an appointment, call our Arlington, Midlothian, or Mansfield, TX office today.

How is snoring treated?

The first step in treating chronic snoring is to undergo a sleep study at Cross Timbers ENT. From there, we can review the findings and discuss treatment options. Typically, snoring can be alleviated with certain lifestyle changes, like reducing alcohol consumption, losing weight, and sleeping on your side. We may also recommend using a nasal decongestant, oral appliance, or surgery. Depending on your current health, quality of sleep, age, and personal preferences, different therapies may be considered.

Snoring FAQ

What are the risks of untreated snoring?

Chronic snoring can lead to disrupted sleep patterns and is often associated with obstructive sleep apnea, which can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and hypertension. It's important to address snoring issues not just to improve sleep quality but also to avoid these potential health complications.

Can lifestyle changes really help reduce snoring?

Yes, lifestyle modifications can significantly reduce or even eliminate snoring for many people. Adjustments like changing sleep positions, losing weight, and reducing alcohol intake can decrease the frequency and intensity of snoring by improving airflow and reducing airway obstruction.

When should I see a professional for snoring?

It's advisable to consult a doctor if your snoring is loud enough to disrupt your or your partner's sleep, leads to daytime fatigue, or is accompanied by other symptoms such as gasping or choking at night, which could indicate a more serious condition like sleep apnea.

Ease Snoring

Manage and reduce chronic snoring with expert treatment at Cross Timbers ENT. Getting an ample amount of sleep is essential for your overall health. If snoring is disrupting your nocturnal habits, it may be time to see a doctor. Call any of our locations in Mansfield, Midlothian, or Arlington, TX to learn more.

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