Snoring Therapy Washington, DC
If you snore, the Pain Arthritis Relief Center has snoring therapy Washington, DC residents can rely on. When people think of snoring, they may think it is something funny or a funny noise that their dad makes when he’s sleeping. However, snoring can actually be a good indicator of when something is misaligned and wrong in your body. In fact, you may be wondering why you have not been getting a sufficient night of sleeping when you get in your full 8 hours. Believe it or not, if you suffer from chronic snoring, what you may count as a full night of sleep is likely disrupted several times and not allowing you to get the right kind of sleep. If you would like to see how our Washington, DC snoring therapy can help you, please give our office a call now.
What causes snoring?
Snoring can occur because your airway has a blockage. When the muscles in your upper airway vibrate, it can constrict your airway and cause the noise that many people are familiar with.
Is snoring a serious problem?
We have developed a Washington, DC snoring therapy program because we believe your life can be better if you do not snore at night. You may not realize it, but snoring can be a sign that there is a much more serious problem, like sleep apnea. Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, a problem where the tissue that is in the back of your throat relaxes so much that it actually blocks your airway. When this is the case, it can occur once or twice at night or (in more severe cases) hundreds of times a night.
Myths About Snoring
Whether you cannot sleep because your partner is sleeping loudly or you’ve been told that you snore, you might feel as if it is not really that big of a deal. However, some people are suffering from a condition that is more serious; such as sleep apnea. It is true that one of the first things a person will think about when they hear the term sleep apnea is snoring. Although some people will snore because of their sleeping position, allergies, or another minor issue, others will suffer from sleep apnea.
When it comes to snoring therapy in Washington DC, we find that many patients avoid therapy in the beginning because of certain myths. Some of the two most common myths included:
Myth One – Anyone Who Snores Has Sleep Apnea
It is true that snoring is a common symptom associated with sleep apnea. However, it is not true that all snorers have sleep apnea. One of the key things to do before we begin a patient with snoring therapy in Washington DC is to examine the snoring. For example, if the snoring is accompanied by gasps or a cease in breathing, they are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea. In this case, a doctor should be consulted.
Myth Two – People Who Never Store Can’t Have Sleep Apnea
Just because you don’t snore doesn’t mean that you don’t have sleep apnea. There are other symptoms that can be related to the condition. Central Sleep Apnea affects several million Americans; of which, who requires a CPAP machine. Unlike Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Central Sleep Apnea is much less likely to cause snoring. If you or a loved one is waking up gasping, short of breath, or unable to breathe, it is recommended that you speak with a sleep apnea doctor about snoring therapy in Washington DC.
The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Snoring is a relatively common symptom of sleep apnea, but is not always prevalent or an indication of a problem. If you are snoring, and believe it is causing you problems with your sleep, breathing, or daily productivity, it is recommended that you speak with a doctor. In the event you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, our clinic will be here for you. Many of our patients are treated with CPAP machines, CPAP masks, accessories, and in some cases medication.
How Many People Snore?
Snoring is very common. On average one in three Americans snore on a regular basis. Sometimes snoring is innocuous, but in other cases, it can be related to a potentially life threatening disorder known as sleep apnea. Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea and can cause cognitive impairment, memory loss, and cardiovascular problems.
Most Patients with Sleep Apnea Snore. Not All Who Snore Have Sleep Apnea.
You might wonder whether or not you are at risk as a snorer. In general, about 15% of people who snore have sleep apnea. How do you know if you have sleep apnea? Snoring is only one symptom. Other signs include:
- Waking up with a dry or sore throat
- Waking up with a headache
- Chronic fatigue
- Mood swings
- Memory Loss
- Decrease in focus or concentration
- Development of other medical conditions like diabetes, depression, or high blood pressure
People who are overweight are at an increased risk for developing sleep apnea. Chronic snoring, along with symptoms listed above, can place you at a greater risk for sleep apnea.
How can chiropractors help with snoring?
You may be wondering how our snoring therapy in Washington, DC can help you. Instead of trying to fix the symptoms of your snoring, we want to figure out why you are snoring. In many cases, the nerves in your neck and back may be causing problems delivering the right messages to the rest of your body which can lead to problems breathing and thus, problems snoring. We will give you an exam to determine what is causing your snoring and find the natural way to help.
To see how the Pain Arthritis Relief Center can help, call us to talk about our snoring therapy in Washington, DC now!