Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to increased risk for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and motor vehicle accidents. If you suspect you or a loved one may have a sleep disorder, learn more about it here, and schedule a visit to be evaluated at Collin County Sleep Diagnostics.
Snoring is a sound produced when one’s breathing is partially obstructed while sleeping. Snoring can be an indicator of sleep apnea, which should be diagnosed and treated by a physician. Nearly half of all adults snore sometimes. Snoring is considered a sleep disorder if it causes arousal from sleep or interferes with sleep quality of a bed partner. The bed partner of a snorer may be losing an average of one hour of sleep each night. Snoring can also be linked to high blood pressure. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol close to bedtime, or sleeping on one’s side can help stop snoring.