Snoring… it is not exactly the stuff of sweet dreams. In the United States, almost half of adults snore occasionally, and around one-quarter snore regularly.
That is a lot of restless nights!
Is It A Sinus Infection?
In some cases, a sinus infection could be to blame. When you have a sinus infection, your nasal passages can become swollen or blocked, and that can lead to trouble breathing. When this happens, those ZZZ’s can get a lot louder.
Not sure whether you snore? Telltale symptoms include:
- Dry mouth
- Headaches early in the day
- Trouble concentrating
Talk To A Doctor
You shouldn’t think of snoring as just ‘one of those things’ that are part of everyday life. This is not true and it really is worth talking to a doctor.
A doctor can help identify the root cause of your snoring. They may find the cause is a sinus infection or something unrelated, like allergies, a deviated septum, enlarged tonsils, nasal polyps or weight problems.
In some cases, snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea, a more serious condition in which your breathing starts and stops while you are asleep (Click here to take our sleep apnea questionnaire).
If you are a snorer, give us a call to see if we can help you put snoring to rest. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but we’re here to listen and help you find the right remedy for you.