Snoring is a common condition that can affect anyone.  Some individuals, like those who may be overweight, are more susceptible to snore. Snoring typically worsens with age.  Although occasional snoring is nothing more than annoying, more habitual snoring could be a sign of a bigger problem.

Snoring Side Effects

Habitual snorers are typically at risk for serious health problems including sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea can create a variety of problems including:

  • Long pauses between breaths
  • Frequently waking up during the night
  • Light sleeping
  • Poor night’s sleep
  • Strain on the heart

What Causes Snoring

When airflow through the nose and mouth are obstructed, a person can snore.  Airflow can be obstructed due to a number of reasons including obstructive airways because of sinus problems, poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue, and bulky throat tissue just to name a few.

Find Out If You Have Sleep Apnea

If you or your sleeping partner suffers from snoring and would like to learn more about potential sleep disorders you may be experiencing, contact us today and let us help.

We have a staff of highly trained professionals that are ready to help answer your most pressing questions as they pertain to sleep and sleep disorders.  We are committed to serving the North Georgia area including Gainesville, Braselton, Habersham and the surrounding area and look forward to hearing from you. 

The physicians at Northeast Georgia ENT have completed accredited five-year Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residencies following completion of medical school. Additionally our physicians have extended their training with fellowships and additional educational forums to ensure the delivery of state of the art healthcare.

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