Snoring is not only annoying, but it can also affect your health. Snoring can be an indicator of some underlying health issues. While it can affect people of all ages, it is more common in adults who are between 40 and 60 years old, and more prone in men.
Severe snoring increases the risk of an early death. However, mild to moderate sleep disorders can be linked to heart disease, stroke, being overweight and other problems that can affect your life and well-being.
The Main Causes of Snoring
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The common causes of snoring are:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
- Obstructed nasal passages
- Weakened throat muscles
- Relaxants (e.g. alcoholic beverages and certain medications)
- Sleeping on one’s back
Any one or a combination of these factors can lead to snoring problem that may range from bothersome to severe, which can be a result of your inherited physiology or it can develop over time because of other accumulated problems.
Why is Chronic Snoring Very Bad For You?
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a very serious threat to your health. OSA is caused by complete or partial blockage of the upper airway. The blocked airway causes the person to breathe unnaturally for long periods until the body feels the need for air and jolts the person awake to breathe again.
This results in lowered levels of oxygen in the blood referred to as hypoxia. This causes the heart to work harder, which leads to higher blood pressure, negatively impacting the health of the person in some ways.
Though this breathing pattern may not fully awaken the person, it does, however, interrupt the normal sleeping process and prevent the person from getting the required deeper levels of sleep.
Chiropractic Care Can Help
Chiropractors employ a holistic health treatment focusing on treating the patient with the most natural and least invasive techniques. At Hinterland Chiropractic, we try to solve health issues by treating the sources and causes than just alleviating the symptoms. For breathing and sleeping problems, we approach them in the same way.
Some of the steps we can recommend and perform to resolve sleeping issues include:
- Adjusting your sleep environment to improve the quality of your sleep, which includes examining things like:
- Light and sound pollution
- Allergic reactions
- Taking steps to lose weight. OSA is aggravated by the extra weight in facial areas and the neck. A weight loss can reduce this effect, improving overall health and sleep quality.
- Avoid sleeping on your back as this can increase the likelihood of OSA.
- Consult your chiropractor. Vertebral subluxations can change the alignment and posture of the upper neck and jaw. As a result, it can influence the position of the tongue in connection to the airway.
Chiropractic adjustments help to restore normal tone to muscles in your neck, shoulders, and back. The adjustments also reduce nervous system interference to your body’s important structures including those connected to breathing. Furthermore, chiropractic adjustments can help improve the overall health and function of your mind and body.
Snoring Solutions at Hinterland Chiropractic on the Gold Coast
At Hinterland Chiropractic, we utilise holistic and non-invasive methods of treatments to help our patients recover from a range of health issues, which include snoring and sleep problems. Your trusted Gold Coast chiropractor along with his experienced team will find the source of the problem, as well as look at your overall health, diet, and the environment. We help you and your family find natural, holistic and economical treatment methods that suit your needs and special situations.
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