Snoring Treatment Portland, OR

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Snoring is very common and generally harmless, especially when it occurs occasionally and is light in nature. Most people snore in their sleep at some point in their lives. While such sporadic snoring could be nominally annoying at most, when snoring is persistent and habitual, it could be disruptive to sleep cycles and could point to obstructive sleep apnea, a far more severe type of sleep disorder.

Snoring occurs due to obstruction of the airflow through one’s upper airway. The recognizable snoring sound results from a vibration of the soft palate that has partially blocked the flow of air in a person’s throat. The resulting noise broadcasts through a person’s mouth, nose, and in some cases, both.

The effects of snoring are different based on the person experiencing it. The snorting itself may not awaken some, but experience soreness in their throat or a case of dry mouth. For others, the severe volume of the snores may rouse them, proving disruptive to their sleep. Fortunately, Sleep Health Partners is here to assist you with snoring, our sleep clinic is located in Portland, but we also serve the neighboring areas.

Snoring Treatment Portland, OR

woman angered by husband snoring

Snoring is very common and generally harmless, especially when it occurs occasionally and is light in nature. Most people snore in their sleep at some point in their lives. While such sporadic snoring could be nominally annoying at most, when snoring is persistent and habitual, it could be disruptive to sleep cycles and could point to obstructive sleep apnea, a far more severe type of sleep disorder.

Snoring occurs due to obstruction of the airflow through one’s upper airway. The recognizable snoring sound results from a vibration of the soft palate that has partially blocked the flow of air in a person’s throat. The resulting noise broadcasts through a person’s mouth, nose, and in some cases, both.

The effects of snoring are different based on the person experiencing it. The snorting itself may not awaken some, but experience soreness in their throat or a case of dry mouth. For others, the severe volume of the snores may rouse them, proving disruptive to their sleep. Fortunately, Sleep Health Partners is here to assist you with snoring, our sleep clinic is located in Portland, but we also serve the neighboring areas.

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Some Facts About Snoring

  • Snoring affects most people to some degree.
  • Both men and women snore more frequently as they age.
  • Due to the excess of fat tissue in the oral cavity and throat, people who are overweight or obese snore more than those who are not.
  • Snoring can increase in a woman during pregnancy.
  • About 40% of adult men and about 24% of adult women experience habitual snoring.
  • It is estimated that 10% to 12% of children snore.
  • Snoring has been correlated to familial snoring history, with people more likely to snore if others in their families also snore.
  • Tobacco products, muscle relaxers, alcohol, and other drugs exacerbate the chances of increased snoring across both genders.

Distinction Between Snoring And Obstructive Sleep Apnea

It is estimated that about 50% of those who snore loudly are experiencing a form of sleep apnea. However, it is not diagnosed as most people believe what they experience to be common snoring and do not seek medical advice on the matter.

Interestingly, the causes for both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are similar. The difference is that snoring happens due to a partial airflow obstruction by tissue in the upper airway, while sleep apnea is when the entire airway is obstructed. With no air getting through, the sleeper is forced to pause breathing, which, in turn, prevents oxygen from reaching vital organs such as one’s heart and brain. With the drop in the blood-oxygen levels, a jolt of adrenaline triggers the body into being awake, though the sleeper is often unaware of being awake due to how quickly it occurs.

This happens multiple times during the sleep cycle, resulting in snorting sounds, as well as gasping or choking. Due to sleep interruption, people who experience obstructive sleep apnea also feel drained and devoid of energy throughout the day, affecting their mood, irritability levels, and concentration.  Long term effects of poor or inadequate sleep include increases risk of heart attacks, stroke, and depression and more difficulty controlling diabeties.

Additional information on snoring

  • Snoring is the most sensitive and strongest predictor of sleep apnea for both men and women
  • Snoring causes anatomical changes which make the muscles of the throat more susceptible to fatigue, which leads to soft tissue collapse, exacerbating snoring
  • Snoring volume Can be up to 80;90 db,
    • normal talking – 60db,
    • vacuum cleaner – 70db

Schedule A Sleep Consultation Today

As the top sleep clinic in Portland, Sleep Health Partners is committed to assisting patients in the treatment of their sleep issues. Dr. Karim assists patients throughout the Portland area in getting the rest they need through cutting-edge sleep treatments. Schedule a consultation immediately or take our sleep quiz if you are experiencing any sleep-related issues. We look forward to helping you achieve a restful night of sleep.

Some Facts About Snoring

  • Snoring affects most people to some degree.
  • Both men and women snore more frequently as they age.
  • Due to the excess of fat tissue in the oral cavity and throat, people who are overweight or obese snore more than those who are not.
  • Snoring can increase in a woman during pregnancy.
  • About 40% of adult men and about 24% of adult women experience habitual snoring.
  • It is estimated that 10% to 12% of children snore.
  • Snoring has been correlated to familial snoring history, with people more likely to snore if others in their families also snore.
  • Tobacco products, muscle relaxers, alcohol, and other drugs exacerbate the chances of increased snoring across both genders.

Distinction Between Snoring And Obstructive Sleep Apnea

It is estimated that about 50% of those who snore loudly are experiencing a form of sleep apnea. However, it is not diagnosed as most people believe what they experience to be common snoring and do not seek medical advice on the matter.

Interestingly, the causes for both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are similar. The difference is that snoring happens due to a partial airflow obstruction by tissue in the upper airway, while sleep apnea is when the entire airway is obstructed. With no air getting through, the sleeper is forced to pause breathing, which, in turn, prevents oxygen from reaching vital organs such as one’s heart and brain. With the drop in the blood-oxygen levels, a jolt of adrenaline triggers the body into being awake, though the sleeper is often unaware of being awake due to how quickly it occurs.

This happens multiple times during the sleep cycle, resulting in snorting sounds, as well as gasping or choking. Due to sleep interruption, people who experience obstructive sleep apnea also feel drained and devoid of energy throughout the day, affecting their mood, irritability levels, and concentration.  Long term effects of poor or inadequate sleep include increases risk of heart attacks, stroke, and depression and more difficulty controlling diabeties.

Additional information on snoring

  • Snoring is the most sensitive and strongest predictor of sleep apnea for both men and women
  • Snoring causes anatomical changes which make the muscles of the throat more susceptible to fatigue, which leads to soft tissue collapse, exacerbating snoring
  • Snoring volume Can be up to 80;90 db,
    • normal talking – 60db,
    • vacuum cleaner – 70db

Schedule A Sleep Consultation Today

As the top sleep clinic in Portland, Sleep Health Partners is committed to assisting patients in the treatment of their sleep issues. Dr. Karim assists patients throughout the Portland area in getting the rest they need through cutting-edge sleep treatments. Schedule a consultation immediately or take our sleep quiz if you are experiencing any sleep-related issues. We look forward to helping you achieve a restful night of sleep.