Many of us know the all-too-familiar sound of snoring. It’s the sound created by air passing through relaxed tissues while you’re asleep. The volume and frequency of snoring can vary from person to person, but it can negatively affect the sleep of most patients. 

Snoring Treatments

If snoring is affecting your life, the first step in treatment will be determining the cause. Some patients snore due to a sleep condition called sleep apnea. At SFENTA, our providers can perform a sleep test to see if you have sleep apnea. Our staff also provides prescriptions for CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines, which help keep your airways open while you are asleep and help prevent snoring.

Snoring Symptoms

  • Morning headaches
  • Chest pain at night 
  • Breathing pauses or difficulty while asleep
  • Tiredness
  • High blood pressure
  • Concentration issues

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What Causes Snoring?

Snoring is a common sleep condition that affects people of all ages. However, this problem does tend to get worse with age. When the muscles on the roof of your mouth, tongue, and throat begin to relax, part of your airway becomes blocked. When you breathe, the airflow needs to be more forceful to get through, which leads to the vibration of the tissues. Once these tissues begin vibrating, snoring begins. Snoring is also a common side effect of sleep apnea, which causes patients to stop breathing for short periods of time while asleep. The ENT specialists of SFENTA offer testing and treatment options for both snoring and sleep apnea.

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About SFENTA

SFENTA’s ENT specialists have been helping patients find relief from their symptoms for over 30 years. We aim to offer each patient:

Patient-Centered Care

We offer one-on-one care to ensure you get the time and attention you deserve from a medical professional.

Continuity of Care

We provide comprehensive care that addresses all of your symptoms, conditions, or diagnoses.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

We’ve built a network of over 50 providers who are trained to offer a wide range of ENT care, including surgeries.

The Security of a Community Staple

SFENTA has more than 30 locations across South Florida, ensuring you’re never very far from quality ENT care.

Who is Affected by Snoring?

Snoring affects a wide variety of patients, including individuals of all ages and gender. Some of the most significant factors that affect snoring are your sleeping position, pillow choices, and general anatomy. 

Those with excess weight, a deviated septum, or narrow airways are at higher risk, and those who consume alcohol or have a family history of snoring are also more likely to snore. 

Snoring FAQs

Do I need to seek treatment for snoring?

Because snoring can be a sign of an underlying condition, it should be evaluated by an experienced ENT provider. If sleep apnea is at the root of your snoring, you may require treatment in order to sleep safely. Snoring treatment can also help you and your partner sleep more comfortably.

What type of snoring treatment do I need?

The type of treatment required will depend on the cause of the snoring. Our providers will perform a sleep test to understand what may be causing your snoring and then discuss your treatment options with you.

Should I use over-the-counter treatments?

Over-the-counter treatments can help some patients find relief from snoring. However, they won’t address any underlying causes.

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