When your partner shoves you in the middle of the night and tells you to stop snoring, you are probably a little bit embarrassed and maybe annoyed that your snoring resulted in disrupted sleep. For many people, snoring is a minor inconvenience and something they do not become fixated in addressing. However, Dr. Kevin Sadati wants his patients to understand that snoring can have a significant impact on your lifestyle and on your health. Orange County patients who are frustrated with the impact that snoring has on their lives will be pleased to know that they have treatment options available to them.
Effects of SnoringWhether a person realizes it or not, snoring disrupts their sleep cycle and their sleep pattern. A person who snores does not get the adequate rest that they need, even if they don’t remember waking up during the night. In addition, it can be disruptive to the person’s partner at the same time.
With sleep deprivation playing a role in their everyday lives, people who snore often feel frustrated, anxious and stressed more often than people who do not snore. This has a negative impact on a person’s mental state and also puts additional stress factors on the relationship. Snoring is detrimental in many ways, and most people simply blow it off as an unavoidable habit.
Treatments for SnoringPeople who feel their snoring is getting out of control should consider beginning a treatment, as soon as possible. If snoring only occurs when an individual has a cold or is suffering from allergies, a nasal decongestant can solely be used to address the issue.
Someone who habitually snores may want to try different pillows and chiropractic techniques in order to force themselves to sleep in a different position.Dental appliances can be used to help prevent the muscles in the throat from relaxing, and ultimately preventing snoring. Finally, if none of these treatment options has an effect on snoring, a septoplasty procedure can be performed.
Benefits of the Septoplasty ProcedureThe septoplasty procedure is a medically-necessary surgical operation that corrects a deviated septum in the nose. Patients who have a deviated septum often find that they snore throughout the night. This structural issue with the nose can easily be corrected through surgery, and the recovery does not last long. The septoplasty not only corrects the snoring problem, but also alleviates other uncomfortable symptoms for the patient, such as nasal congestion and difficulty breathing.
Newport Beach residents who feel that snoring is taking too great a toll on their health and their relationships should take the time to meet with Dr. Kevin Sadati as soon as possible. Depending on the root cause of the snoring, Dr. Kevin Sadati can create a treatment plan to alleviate the symptoms of snoring while also addressing the cause. As an ear, nose and throat expert, Dr. Kevin Sadati works to provide each patient with the personalized treatment that they need in order to feel better. For more information on snoring, the septoplasty procedure and other treatment options, schedule a consultation appointment today.