Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Is Seasonal Snoring Disturbing Your Sleep?

Spring has just begun, which means more sunshine and nice weather but also the onset of allergy season for those allergic to trees, grasses, pollen, and more. A stuffy nose is unpleasant enough while you’re awake, but congestion can make it hard to breathe at night and potentially cause snoring.

Allergies create blockages in the airway. The goal of snoring treatment is to open up the nasal passages so the patient can breathe more easily, which means managing allergy symptoms can diminish the frequency and severity of snoring.

Potential treatment options for allergies that could also reduce snoring include:

  • Laundering your pillowcase and other bedding to remove dust particles and other allergens
  • Irrigating your nasal passages with a salt water solution
  • Antihistamines, decongestants, and other allergy medication
  • Open your airway by taking a hot shower just prior to bedtime
Allergies can make snoring worse by causing the sinuses to become inflamed, restricting the airflow even further. If you suffer from sleep apnea, the effects of allergy season can intensify the symptoms, leading not only to daytime fatigue but severe health risks if the condition goes unabated for an extended length of time.

To learn more about snoring treatment during allergy season and how to keep your airway open to avoid sleep apnea, please call 1 (866) 727-6275 (1-8-NO-PAP-MASK) to speak to a local specialist today.

posted by Admin at 7:55 AM