Snoring is caused by many factors in the upper air way from nostrils area to vocal cords area. There is no single treatment which cures the snoring as snoring is usually caused by several factorsin individual patients.
Snoring surgery is an ever changing field; many new techniques are being developed both in surgical methods and in modern equipment.
Life Style Changes
Lifestyle changes and home remedies advised by MicroCare ENT Hospital
To prevent or quiet snoring, try these tips:
If you’re overweight, lose weight: Being overweight is a common cause of snoring. Loose throat tissues are more likely to vibrate as you breathe, and extra bulkiness in the throat narrows your airway.
Sleep on your side: Lying on your back allows your tongue to fall backward into your throat, narrowing your airway and partially obstructing airflow. To prevent sleeping on your back, try sewing a tennis ball in the back of your pyjama top.
Treat nasal congestion or obstruction: Nasal strips. Adhesive strips applied to your nose help many people increase the area of their nasal passage, enhancing their breathing.. Having allergies or a deviated septum can limit airflow through your nose. This forces you to breathe through your mouth, increasing the likelihood of snoring. To correct a deviated septum, you may need surgery.
Limit or avoid alcohol and sedatives:
Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages at least four hours before bedtime, and let your doctor know about your snoring before taking sedatives or hypnotics.
Sedatives and hypnotics (sleeping pills) and alcohol depress your central nervous system, causing excessive relaxation of muscles, including the tissues in your throat. In addition, if you stop breathing due to obstructive sleep apnoea, it may take longer for you to begin breathing again because alcohol, sedatives and hypnotics blunt the brain’s ability to arouse from sleep.