Could sleepless nights be caused by sinus?
Could I have underlining sinuses problems if I'm having sleepless nights?
If your nasal passage become blocked or clogged up you constantly fight to breathe. When you try to sleep at night, the free flow of air and mucus gets blocked up due to inflamed nasal and sinus airways, this cause irregular sleep. With sinusitis, excess mucus locates in the nasal passages, causing an obstruction and poor drainage. You might wake up several times to blow your nose.
If I snore do I have a sinus problem?
Snoring occurs when throat muscles become too lax, collapsing onto the air passages, and obstructing the free flow of air in the back of the nose and mouth. When you try to breathe in your sleep these muscles collide, causing a loud vibration. Also, when the uvula, tonsils, adenoids and other throat tissues become inflamed, they swell and obstruct the airways.
When your sinuses are inflamed, excess mucus is produced and drips both nasally and post nasally. Mucus dripping down post nasally (the back of your throat) may irritate the throat tissues and the uvula, causing that vibration (snoring). The swelling is often due to nasal blockage. People suffering from sinusitis often breathe through their mouth, pressing the uvula against the palate, causing it to swell.
Other irritants that may cause snoring include:
- Alcohol consumption
- Tobacco smoke
- Enlarged tonsils
- Dextromethorphanated cough mixture
- Sleeping pills
- Nasal polyps
- Deviated nasal septum
- Large adenoids
- Fat/bulky neck tissue
- Large or swollen uvula
- Allergies to mold, dust and certain foods
Treat snoring by avoiding all its major causes. Talk to the ENT specialist about your snoring and acquire medical advice.
Is there a way I could get some better sleep?
Yes, there is!!!
The first thing to do if you have trouble sleeping is to find out what causes you sleepless nights. Discuss your symptoms with a qualified health practitioner and acquire medical advice. Do not take any medication without knowing what causes your symptoms because some conditions don't respond to certain medication.
If your doctor believes your sleeplessness is due to sinus problems, SinusWars7 or SinusWars70 may be a solution. This homeopathic remedy treats several sinusitis symptoms that are associated with throat disorders and may help with your infection.