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Do I Snore Too Much?
Snoring is incredibly common - 45% of adults snore occasionally and 25% snore habitually - so how do you know when snoring is more than just a nuissance and needs to be evaluated by a doctor? The short answer is that if you are a heavy snorer, you need to be seen by a medical professional to ensure that sleep apnea and other health issues are not a problem. What is a heavy snorer? If you snore constantly in any position or if your snoring is negatively impacting your bed partner's sleep, you're a heavy snorer.
Simply getting checked out by an Otolaryngologist can reveal the cause of your snoring, whether it's nasal allergies, infection, nasal obstruction, or enlargement of tonsils and adenoids, although a sleep study may be necessary to determine whether or not your snoring is caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnea. There are several treatment options available for snoring, sleep apnea, and other sleep issues, including Balloon Sinuplasty and other minimally invasive procedures.
If you or a loved one is a heavy snorer, it's important to seek medical attention, as snoring can increase the risk of stroke, heart disease, and other serious health conditions, as well as impacting quality of sleep and overall quality of life. If you are within driving distance of the Athens, GA area, Ashford Clinic can help. Our patients are our top priority, and we work to get to the bottom of your specific issues. Call us today at 706-248-6860 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.