Apnea snoring




Roncopathy is the snoring disorder caused by various factors and occurring proportionally to age, mainly in men (60% of the cases) above 40 years of age.

Roncopathy is considered one of the most important sleep disorders. Apnea and snoring are not harmless, regardless of the fact that patients suffering from such disorder do not take any medical measures or seek medical treatment.

Snoring causes physical and psychological problems of ten confused with other disorders and lack of an adequate therapy may deteriorate the general and clinical conditions mainly regarding the heart system and arterial pressure.

Upon detection of the type of disorder, snoring needs targeted treatment. Nowadays, snoring is overcome in a quick and definite manner thanks to the laser therapy with a quicker post-operation recovery. Thanks to our thecnique there are excellent chances of success with respect to traditional surgery methods.

Apnea snoring

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The sleep apnea ( Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome = Osas), a disorder with serious and hazardous consequences for the patient’s physical and psychological health, is one of the causes of snoring.

Sleep apnea not only consist in frequent and temporary breathing obstructions which lead to frequent awakenings during the night (or poor sleep) but above all insufficient oxygenation.

Sleep apnea during sleep may last for 10-40 seconds and may reoccur hundreds of times during the night.

Sleep apnoeas are classified as obstructive apneas (obstruction of the passage of air through the neck regardless of nerve signals, and the activity of the breathing muscles), central apnoeas (due to lack of nerve signals sent from the nervous centre to the breathing muscles, hence the air is not inhaled into the chest) and mixed apnoeas (combining both obstructive and central apnoeas).

Sleep apnea may last more than 40 minutesThe sleep apnea syndrome requires monitoring in that it has negative impact on the organs that require oxygen most: the heart and the nervous system.

Apnea snoring symptoms

Just few people seek medical advice for snoring problems. Such problem is often underrated or even goes unnoticed by the person in question unless urged by the partner disturbed by the snoring.

Usually, mainly the doctor has the task of finding a solution to the symptoms of such disorder: day drowsiness, persistent headache, poor concentration, motion difficulties, arrhythmia, hypertension.

Obesity is definitely one of the factors that predispose a patient to roncopathy, in that the fat layers on the neck weigh on the oropharynx, causing the vibration of the uvula. Controlling weight level is definitely the wisest precaution.

Furthermore, snoring is linked to age: the disorder is more frequent after forty years of age and it worsens progressively over the years. However, there are other factors that trigger roncopathy including those linked to physiological disorders and deformations.

In summary, cause and factors worsening snoring could be:

  • Age: Progressive relaxation of the tissues implies greater incidence of roncopathy. As you age, your throat becomes narrower, and the muscle tone in your throat decreases.
  • Male - Men have narrower air passages than women and are more likely to snore.
  • Overweight: Fat accumulated around the first airways narrows the air passages further. Fatty tissue and poor muscle tone contribute to snoring.
  • Smoking – Smoking relaxes muscles and creates nasal congestion.
  • Particular anatomic conditions: Very thick palate, enlarged tonsils or adenoids may obstruct the airways.
  • Morphology of the uvula: The triangular part of the skin that hangs from the soft palate may obstruct the airflow and increase the vibrations.
  • Problems breathing through the nose: Allergies, chronic rhinitis and deviated nasal septum may obstruct the airflow through the nose.
  • Alcohol and tranquilisers: These substances influence the central nervous system and cause a forced and unnatural relaxation of the muscles, including the throat. Alcohol and  medications increase muscle relaxation leading to more snoring.
  • Sleep position: The supine position (that is lying on the back) recedes the uvula and the tongue, partially obstructing the airflow.
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