Trouble Sleeping? Your Tongue Reveals Your Health

Author: dr-mandell

Description: No one “really likes to snore” but most accept it and carry on their lives until they face some kind of health problem. Remember there is no such thing as spot reduction, or things would be made easy. Increasing your bodies metabolism through a healthy diet and exercise is key to burning fat.
There are still other factors that can cause these problems like having a narrow airway, sinus or nasal problems, alcohol, smoking, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, oral appliances, and sleeping on your back.
Many people with obstructive sleep apnea never snore, so if you’re waking up many times throughout the night and always feeling tired in the morning and throughout the day then it’s wise to mention this to your doctor. 😊

Obstructive sleep apnea often is characterized by loud snoring followed by periods of silence when breathing stops or nearly stops. Eventually, this reduction or pause in breathing may signal you to wake up, and you may awaken with a loud snort or gasping sound.

Snoring is accompanied by any of the following symptoms, it may be an indication to see a doctor for further evaluation for OSA:

Witnessed breathing pauses during sleep
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Difficulty concentrating
Morning headaches
Sore throat upon awakening
Restless sleep
Gasping or choking at night
High blood pressure
Chest pain at night
Your snoring is so loud it's disrupting your partner's sleep
In children, poor attention span, behavioral issues or poor performance in school.

You may sleep lightly due to disrupted sleep. This pattern of breathing pauses may be repeated many times during the night.

Thank you.