Snoring is caused by vibrations of flabby parts of the throat, including in particular the soft palate and the vulva, whose reasons are connected with disorders of unrestricted flow of air in the upper respiratory tract caused, among others, by:
Snoring may be a stage in the development of sleep apnoea. Shallow, interrupted sleep has a bad effect onto daily life. This is demonstrated as follows:
Untreated snoring may result in development of obstructive sleep apnoea episodes, which occur as a result of significant reduction in upper respiratory tract patency!
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a condition where interruptions in your breathing occur while you’re sleeping causing your body to react with disruptive and potentially life threatening long-term implications. The most often observed symptom is loud snoring. Periods of silence or interruptions in breathing lasting more than 10 seconds indicates a person with a high likelihood for Sleep Apnea.
Normal: clear air passage OBS: Airway collapses, blocked air flow to lungs
WatchPAT is a diagnostic device Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) testing. Thanks to its innovative use of technology, WatchPAT offers unparalleled performance and reliability
WatchPAT is worn like a simple wrist-watch, with no need for wires or nasal cannulas.
Reports are generated within minutes, further increasing workflow efficiencies and treatment turnaround. If the diagnosis is positive, numerous options for treatment exist, including lifestyle changes, CPAP and surgery.
dr Aleksander Żmudziński – otolaryngology (ENT) specialist
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