Snoring

The Sleep Center at Christian Hospital specializes in treating sleep disorders in adults and children.

What is Snoring?

Snoring is a loud noise or irritating sound that is made when breathing is obstructed during sleep. Snoring can indicate serious health problems.

To schedule an appointment or for more information please call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 or email us.

Symptoms of Snoring

  • Noise during sleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Gasping for breath at night
  • High blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Sore throat
  • Daytime sleepiness

See your doctor if your snoring is disruptive or if you wake up choking or gasping for air.

Causes of Snoring

Snoring can be caused by sinuses, weight gain, cold, nose blockage and anatomy of the mouth.

Risk Factors

The following are risk factors associated with snoring:

  • Male gender
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Nasal problems
  • Family history of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

Diagnosis and Treatment

Snoring can be diagnosed with any of the following procedures:

  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • Sleep study
  • Polysomnography

Treatment

Treatment for snoring is determined by your doctor and could include any of the following:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Oral devices
  • CPAP mask
  • Surgery
    • UPPP
    • LAUPPP
  • Somnoplasty

To schedule an appointment or for more information please call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 or email us.