Snoring Treatment

Snoring usually occurs as a result of airway constriction caused by loosening of the soft tissues in the pharynx region of the respiratory cavity during sleep. Air passing rapidly through a narrow passage; it produces noisy sounds by vibrating the unsupported tissues of the upper airway (velum, uvula, etc.)

Although snoring does not pose a problem for the sleeping person, it may appear as a social problem in married couples and places where it is disturbed by other persons, but it affects the health of the person in terms of breathing stops (apnea) in sleep. Therefore, snoring should not be seen as a simple social problem, but efforts should be made for the underlying cause.

People around me say “I snore, but how do i know if my breath stops asleep?” Yes, as you are not aware of your snoring, sleep apneas (breathing stops) can be noticed by your partner or friends. I leave alone so how do I know if I have sleep apneas? The clearest way to know if you have apneas in sleep is by Polysomnography (PSG) (sleep test). However, a number of findings may help us to suspect apnea.

  • If you wake up tired in the morning,
  • Sleeps well enough, but if you feel sleepy,
  • If you wake up with a headache in the morning,
  • When you wake up and become nervous and angry,
  • If you often go to the toilet at night,
  • If you have daytime sleepiness

You may have sleep apnea attacks. The easiest way to understand this with a sleep test called Polysomnography (PSG).


What will be the result after the sleep test?

In fact Polysomnography is a test and certainly does not have a therapeutic side. However, it is very important in guiding the treatment. PSG roughly indicates whether there are breathing stops in your sleep, and if so, the number of times, while your breathing stops; It measures and records your blood oxygen pressure, heart graph, electrical activity of your brain and muscles as a whole. All these values are evaluated together to reach a conclusion that the degree of sleep apnea is determined. After this determination, you decide what type of treatment you will be given.