Feeling tired after a long night’s rest? How to best diagnose, treat snoring problems
Many people with loud and constant snoring have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which the muscles of the throat relax during sleep and block the airway. “Research shows that untreated sleep apnea may raise your chance of dying from heart disease by up to five times,” Nassar said. “The extra weight places pressure on the neck, which compresses the airway and results in sleep apnea,” Nassar said. Enlarged tonsils in children often cause sleep apnea. For patients with severe to moderate sleep apnea who cannot tolerate using a CPAP, a device called Inspire may be an option.