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Snoring: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Do You Snore? According to Bernama's news on 23 June 2022, Malaysia Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the Health Ministry aims to establish one-stop centers (OSC) for sleep-related issues in 40 hospitals in Malaysia within the next five years. He explained that patients needed a sleep study to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a potentially dangerous condition that can keep a person from breathing during the night. If you have been experiencing frequent and loud snoring, you should consult a doctor. Snoring is often caused by an underlying medical condition. In some cases, it's a sign of OSA.

If you suffer from sleep apnea, there are several factors to consider before choosing a snoring treatment. This is particularly true if the cause of the problem is unknown or if the person is experiencing more than one snoring a night. Snoring, or the sound of your snoring, can be very distracting to you, and it can even affect your sleep. To learn more about snoring diagnosis and treatment, keep reading!

CPAP Treatment

Some people have difficulty tolerating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment for snore and OSA, but there are other solutions. Many of the oral devices available today are customized to fit your mouth, jaw, and tongue. Oral appliances are also available that hold the tongue in place to prevent it from falling back toward the throat. While CPAP remains the gold standard treatment for sleep apnea, it can be uncomfortable for some patients. Some people may benefit from a custom-fitted oral appliance.

Injection Snoreplasty

An injection snoreplasty is a non-surgical snoring treatment that involves injecting a hardening agent into the patient’s upper palate. The use of injection snoreplasty for the treatment of snoring can improve sleep, lessen the noise of snoring, and reduce palatal flutter. Although this procedure does not cure sleep apnea, it is an effective way to minimize snoring. However, it must be kept in mind that there are some risks. The patient may have persistent sore throats or may feel that something is in the back of the mouth.

Body Mass Index Reduction

Obesity continues to be a significant risk factor for snoring, and studies have shown that obese individuals are more likely to snore. Although this association is less clear in the elderly population, studies have consistently found that obesity contributes to snoring and OSA. Obesity is classified according to body mass index (BMI), which is often higher than normal. Those with a BMI that is above this level should consider losing weight to improve the quality of their sleep.

Avoiding Alcohol and Sedatives to Reduce Snoring

While there are no known cures for snoring, there are some steps you can take at home to lessen the problem. Alcohol and sedatives can cause muscle relaxation and increase the risk of snoring. In some cases, structural defects of the airway may require surgery. If alcohol or sedatives are involved, it is best to consult a doctor before taking either.

The Air Station Malaysia

The Air Station Malaysia is a one-stop solution for all your Sleep Care, CPAP, and Sleep Apnea needs. We offer breakthrough innovations in sleep therapy at an affordable price, to help you get the best out of life.

Call The Air Station at phone (60) 122402893 or visit the website to learn more about The Air Station’s sleep study services: The Air Station Malaysia Office Address:

Level 9 Menara Summit, Persiaran Kewajipan USJ 1,

47600 UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Tel: (60) 1 2240 2893 Website: WWW.THEAIRSTATION.COM.MY

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