Snoring Treatments in Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Snoring

Snoring can be a nuisance to not only your sleeping pattern, but to others around you too. When you’re asleep, snoring occurs when the muscles of your throat and tongue relax, causing the airway to become narrow. When you breathe in, the throat begins to vibrate, leading to the sound of snoring. If the airway becomes narrower, the louder the snoring can be.

Diagnosis

There are many factors that can cause snoring, so an appointment with Dr. Lapco can determine the causes. As we grow older, our throat muscles become more relaxed resulting in snoring. Other factors include swollen tonsils, blocked nasal passages, sleep positions, deviated septum, obesity, certain medications, and alcohol use.

Although most snoring goes undetected by the snorer, they need to rely on people who sleep near them or any of the following symptoms: excessive daytime sleepiness, waking up throughout the night, decrease in concentration and headaches. If you have any of these symptoms or have been told your snoring is a disturbance, consult Dr. Lapco and he will perform a physical exam or sleep test to determine how snoring is affecting your sleep quality.

Treatments

Depending on the results of testing, Dr. Lapco will recommend several options to treat your snoring. For mild cases, simple changes in lifestyle, such as sleep position, avoiding alcohol, and decongestants can treat your condition. For severe cases, or sleep apnea, there are also surgical options and small gadgets that can open up your airways and allow continuous airflow while you’re sleeping.

If you suffer from disabling snoring and want relief, contact Dr. Lapco today to receive a diagnosis and explore your treatment options today.  Dr. Lapco’s Pompano Beach office is located in Broward County just 10 miles from Coral Springs and 12 miles from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.