Snoring and Sleep apnea Can Ruin Your Marriage and Sex Life:Get Treated by Surgery
Snoring is often considered as a joke, but it can lead to a breakdown of marital relationships because partners cannot endure the disturbed or sleepless nights caused by it. Unlike in the developed countries, snoring is not yet a major cause of divorce in India, but I see lots of newly married couples are now seeking help.
With snoring there is a killer disease called sleep apnea. It results from a partial collapse of the tissues at the back of the throat causing variety of medical problems, High BP, type2 Diabetes, Cardiac problems and even stroke. Silent deaths have reported in severe obstructive sleep apnea with chronic hypoventilation and brain ischemia. (Not so silent!!!).
Obesity and prolonged consumption of alcohol are known to loosen the tissues fast and cause snoring. It could also be hereditary in some cases.
Treatment? No magic cure.. CPAP or a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure instrument is used to regulate the air pressure passing through the throat and cut off the snoring noise. The patient has to use it for a prolonged period, if not life-long. Surgery to remove the obstruction in the upper airway. Then one has to loose weight, change the life style and avoid alcohol and sedatives.