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Additional Sleep-Related Patient Health Resources
Nearly half of adults snore, and over 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring and sleeping disorders are more frequent in males and people who are overweight, and usually worsens with age.
Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a general term for breathing difficulties during sleep. SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition where part, or all, of the airway is blocked repeatedly during sleep.
The most common and effective nonsurgical treatment for sleep apnea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), which is applied through a nasal or facial mask while you sleep. Muscular tone in the neck decreases when you begin to sleep, and soft tissue tends to collapse into the upper airway.
An estimated one in five Americans have some degree of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a serious health condition characterized by repeated stopping or slowing of breathing due to airway collapse.
Snoring is a sound produced by the vibration of the soft tissues of the upper airway during sleep as muscles relax and air has to flow through a narrowed throat. Studies estimate that 45 percent of men and 30 percent of women snore on a regular basis.
Making some simple but important modifications to your sleep hygiene—your everyday behaviors and circumstances surrounding your sleep and bedtime patterns—can help improve the overall quality and duration of your sleep.
Frequently Asked Questions: Rhinoplasty Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Tracking your sleep patterns and being aware of daily situations that help—or hinder—a good night’s rest can help you establish and maintain healthy sleep habits.