SleepBlizz provides best snoring treatment in Chennai as we all have grown up thinking the person who snores has the best Sleep. However medically, snoring can be a sign of dangerous condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
What causes snoring is a question that can be answered multiple ways. From an anatomical standpoint, snoring is caused by a partially closed upper airway (the nose and throat). Everyone’s neck muscles relax during sleep, but sometimes they relax so much that the upper airway partly closes and becomes too narrow for enough air to travel through to the lungs.
Those who have enlarged tonsils, an enlarged tongue or excess weight around the neck are more prone to snoring. And structural reasons like the shape of one’s nose or jaw can also cause snoring. The snoring sound itself is a result of the narrowing of a person’s airway, which causes a throat vibration and the snoring sound. No matter the reason, 40% of normal adults snore regularly,1 whether they realize it or not.
(1 )Ohayon MM et al. Snoring and breathing pauses during sleep: telephone interview survey of a United Kingdom population sample. BMJ. 1997;314:860–3.
The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea. This condition is caused when the airway collapses or is briefly obstructed during sleep, resulting in a sharp intake of air and a loud snoring sound.
If you experience any combination of the symptoms above, we recommend doing a Home Sleep Study or consult a sleep specialist to determine if you have sleep apnea.
These sleep tests can be done at home right in your bed itself without full night presence of a Technician. Home Sleep Tests are very convenient.
For assisting in the tests, a Technician would visit your home along with a portable sleep lab machine. Such portable sleep lab machines are comparable to the size of a large smartphone. Either technician sets up the machine at night or teaches you to set it up yourself before going to sleep. These are simple machines and can be disconnected in the morning.
Generally, the cost is between 5k to 10k depending on the level and kind of study.
Such tests are conducted in Hospital's Sleep Lab during the night under the monitoring of a Medical Technician. For HOSPITAL sleep lab tests the patient has to book and take an appointment, wait for the "turn" and get admitted in the Hospital for one night and may have to spend part of a day too.
Hospital Sleep Lab machines are large complex machines. The only technician has to set up the machine at night for the patient before he going to sleep. These are complex machines and should be disconnected in the morning by technician only.
Generally, the cost is between 15k to 20k.