According to international statistics, every fifth man snoring in his sleep. And not quiet and cute snoring, and uttering a loud, whistling sound that resembles the work of a jackhammer or a punch. Fortunately, women are less susceptible to this unpleasant disease. Why such a difference? Scientists still can not install. But be warned, if you or your significant other started to snore, you must be treated urgently. Otherwise, with the age problem will only grow worse.
How does snoring
So, first you should understand that snoring is. It is a violation of human breathing, accompanied by a certain sound phenomena. In the dream, your body is completely relaxed, including the soft palate, uvula. As a result, the air passing through the soft tissue of the nasopharynx, begins to vibrate. And the older the person, the louder the noise issued. Also at the level of the sound affects body weight. The more a person weighs, the louder the snoring. In the latter case it will be enough to lose weight, get rid of this problem.
Sometimes, bending or reducing the gap through which air passes, it is due to the incorrect position of the body. Sometimes, snoring occurs when people are sleeping on your back. In this case, the tongue and lower jaw sagging downwards do not allow the flow to leave the nasal cavity. One has to breathe through the mouth, so as not to suffocate.
In the initial stages of snoring, of course, it does not cause much discomfort, as in a dream a man can not hear. Is that the second half will not let the noise of normal sleep. But over time, the sleeping person will begin to feel uncomfortable, it will have shortness of breath, dry mouth. Therefore, it is important to treat this issue seriously.
It is not necessary to delay until the moment when the symptoms intensify, or you get sick. Remember once and for all: the later you start treatment, the more time and money you have to spend on it. Sleep apnea and dyspnea during sleep - the most common respiratory diseases, because of which people are constantly turning to the clinic. Note - snoring also accompanies various diseases.
During sleep, the person begins to trap air for about ten seconds. In advanced cases of pulmonary ventilation is stopped for a long time - twenty or thirty seconds. After that person is filled with a loud snore. If the girl the night will be in this state, it is waiting for the morning headache and drowsiness. This severely affected your memory worsens workability, reduced intelligence.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
It occurs as a result of narrowing of the upper airway. As a result, begins anoxia, is an increase in CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the blood and passion of acidity. When the condition of the body reaches a certain point, people either awakens or becomes superficial stage of sleep. After completely normal breathing, a person can continue to sleep on.
If you measure the blood pressure of man in this period of time, it can be seen a significant increase. It is fraught with sad consequences for those who have problems with the heart and blood vessels. Also, individuals with obstructive sleep apnea are at risk of heart attack, stroke, etc.
Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea
Most often, patients complain of poor, restless and interrupted sleep, fatigue, aggression. During the whole day the girls can not concentrate on their work. SPECIAL who are suffering this kind of apnea may even fall asleep at the wheel. Women have decreased libido in men - potency.
The causes of obstructive sleep apnea
Unfortunately, among the older generation age, the disease is more common. This is due to loss of elasticity of the muscles and the walls of the nasopharynx. Involuntarily relaxing during sleep, they are more conventional block access of air.
As previously mentioned, snoring is most common in the stronger sex. Women generally face this problem once they begin menopause. Some experts is associated with increased male hormone in the blood.
Body fat is also very strong effect on airway narrowing. And the fatter a person is, the longer and more often is sleep apnea. In some cases it may even be breathing stopped. Therefore, if a person snoring in his sleep a serious weight problem, an urgent need to lose weight.
People continually consume alcohol and strong drinks, are also at risk factors. By the way, among the fans of alcohol, the rate of the disease is much higher apnea. Respiratory failure can also occur if the person prefers to drink rarely, but neatly.
Deformation and diseases
Fractures, tumors, trauma, congenital defects, deformation of the nasopharynx, inflammatory processes, and similar problems can also lead to apnea. In this case, snoring during sleep indicates that you have something wrong with your body. Therefore, be sure to consult with a specialist. Especially if you feel after waking up sore throat, heart or lungs.
Fight with obstructive sleep apnea is better only in specialized clinics. After the diagnosis of the doctor prescribes a particular course of treatment to eliminate the cause of the disease. In particularly difficult cases, with him fighting with the help of unique equipment. The device adjusts and aligns the human breath, providing the lungs with oxygen. Unfortunately, this procedure is quite expensive and not everyone can afford to be.
Central sleep apnea
Most often it occurs at a time when a person falls asleep, and during REM sleep. We completely healthy and lean persons seen very rarely, with no disturbances in the body does not occur. As in the previous case, those who are sick all the time, shortness of breath, constant sleepiness, nocturnal awakening, and similar disorders. Make sure that it is central sleep apnea, rather than obstructive, it is possible after a full examination.
During sleep, patients with disturbed rhythm and depth of breathing, pulse quickens, and appears loud snoring. When guttural dyspnea air vibrations occur only on inspiration. When tracheal - and inspiratory and expiratory. Typically, these violations occur as a result of lung disease (pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma), while smoking or if you have abnormality of the nose.
How to stop snoring
In fact, get rid of the disease is difficult. If the problem is associated with the sky, or tongue, in specialized clinics you can offer several options for treatment. Most sparing - operation with the help of special equipment (laser coagulator kriodestruktory). Naturally, everything is done under local anesthesia. In general hospitals, where there is no special equipment, eliminate the problem with a scalpel.
However, even after the most expensive treatment of snoring can come back to you. And again in a dream you will feel all the delights of this disease. The cause of relapse may be the reappearance of tumors in the nose, polyps, problems with the nasopharynx, weight, etc. In this case it is necessary to go repeatedly to the operation.
If normal operation does not resolve the snoring, you can go on uvulopalatofaringoplastiku. With the help of special equipment removes excess soft tissue, which relaxes during sleep and interfere with normal breathing. Sometimes it is also necessary to make the correction of the jaw (upper or lower).
Anti snoring at home
You pesters constant snoring, you can hear even in a dream? Try a few days in a row do special massage. You must start the procedure on an empty stomach, as some persons may work the gag reflex. Previously not forget to wash your hands with soap.
So, open your mouth as wide as possible, and then start your index finger to massage the area behind and in front of the tongue (two or three minutes, no more). Movement should be neat and smooth, barely perceptible. Be careful not to scratch the soft palate fingernail.
The course lasts on average fifteen days, then made a little break. This will strengthen the muscles of the soft palate, which relaxes during sleep, causing snoring. In that case, if you can not conduct yourself massage, ask for help from friends. Exception - even when the touch occurs gag reflex. In this case, only a doctor can help.
During the month, every morning drink a glass of cabbage juice with honey. Before the meal (about an hour and a half) Eat one baked carrots, and bury your nose in the night sea buckthorn oil. Pre-be sure to check whether you have allergies to certain ingredients.
It is believed that if the day to perform a certain set of exercises, snoring will never bother you. Well worth checking out. To begin to learn to breathe correctly: rhythmically and deeply. Straighten shoulders, lift the chin, close your eyes and take a deep breath. You should feel your lungs fill with oxygen. Now exhale slowly.
Going to work, you can also perform a number of useful exercises. For example, begin to control himself. So, take a step, the second, third and breathe at the same time. The fourth, fifth, sixth - exhale. At first it will be difficult to do, especially if you - a heavy smoker who never played sports.
Working with speech
In order to overcome the hateful snoring throughout the day for thirty or forty times repeated the different patters. Also you can sing, play drawl "IRS." The main thing - that the tongue and throat muscles involved in the process. Just one month to cope with this problem.
What you can and can not do a man snoring
Often, people are to blame for the fact that they snore during sleep. There are some rules and regulations to be followed by those who have such problems. And if you start to perform at least half, then perhaps your significant other will no longer complain about you.
Now, remember once and for all - to drink alcohol, eat, smoke for four or five hours to sleep in any case impossible. Important! If your house has a cat or dog, drove them out of the room for the night. Thirty minutes before you go to bed, ventilate the room. Well, if you can use a humidifier.
Do not sleep on a soft or low-feather pillows, or fail the old mattress. Prefer orthopedic bedding. Thanks to the special materials, your head will not push the surface. It is also useful for the vertebra.
It is not advisable to sleep on his back. Try to sleep on your left side. Ask your mate to turn you every time she hears your snoring. By the way, in any case, it does not cover the patient's mouth, as a person can simply choke.
You can also use special tools. They are either made to order or sold in the pharmacy. This can be a thin semi-circular plate, which resembles a box, which is used by boxers to protect the teeth. Its main task - to keep the jaw so that she always remained outstretched. Due to this airway will not close.
The only negative - a fairly high price. Moreover, such a device makes only in those cases where snoring is not accompanied by other disturbances in the body. If the nose, for example, is broken, there was a runny or inflamed tonsils, you need to see a doctor.
Danger, children snoring!
Unfortunately, not everyone thinks the snoring serious disease. Above the man because of which even the neighbors do not sleep, they are often made fun of all. But the hero takes it just as easy runny nose - self-will, if you do not pay attention. Such negligence is fraught with serious consequences! But even worse when children snore.
Researchers conducted the study on which made some interesting conclusions. Infants, snoring during sleep are more prone to hyperactivity than peacefully sleeping babies. The problem is that because of the difficulty and shortness of breath at the beginning of the brain anoxia. As a result - delay in development.
Incidentally, there are cases when newborn suffocated and died in his sleep. Therefore, if you have found this disease in their child immediately and contact your pediatrician Laura.