Across United States, numerous individuals are affected every night by a condition referred to as sleep apnea. Snoring is one of the symptoms of this condition, though sleep apnea alone is not the singular cause for snoring in every case. Among other things, respiratory complications can cause snoring. You might not think it's a serious problem if you snore, but it can have social repercussions as well as pose serious physical problems for those who suffer from it.
Let's take a look at some problems that snoring can cause. Then we'll look at something called an oxygen level monitor and see how it works to help reduce snoring.
Snoring And Health Problems
A person who snores may not be getting good quality sleep and this can be evidenced by consistent, loud snoring. People experiencing this kind of snoring may suffer from daytime sleepiness episodes or feel/appear lethargic throughout the day. This can lead to traffic accidents, the inability to focus, and more. Clearly, driving a car or operating dangerous machinery would not be advised under these circumstances.
What's more, a snorer’s partner could be profoundly affected because their sleep cycles will be disturbed. Relationships can become strained, indeed, if one or the other – or both – parties snore.
Snoring and Oxygen Levels
When blood oxygen levels fall, to tighten up blood vessels, the brain sends a signal to the body. Additionally, to vital organs such as the heart, brain, etc., an increased blood flow amount must be sent. Air circulation around your mouth and nose, while this is happening, cannot circulate freely because your heartbeat increases. In nasal cavities and in the throat, this leads to soft tissue vibration. The resulting noise is what we have come to refer to in the English language as "snoring".
Fortunately, there are a handful of ways to deal with snoring. When referring your snoring problem to a physician, they may wish to look at the root of the problem to determine whether or not there are any serious conditions. A snore reducing oxygen level monitor may also be suggested by your physician.
To overcome a snoring problem, let's take a look at the use of one of these devices.
Monitors to Help Reduce Snoring Induced Oxygen Level Drops
The person wearing one of these devices is alerted when their oxygen level drops to a predetermined point. By alerting the sleeper with a buzz, vibration, etc., that person then knows that a position shift is in order. This could help throat obstruction reduction. To stop a person's snoring, a shift in position is frequently effective.
There are a number of devices on the market that perform as oxygen level monitors. Which device best suits you will depend on your needs. Some, via Bluetooth, can link to your smart phone. This makes data collection easy and can help diagnose a sleep apnea condition. These may clip to the finger of the person in question or be strapped to their wrist.
Sleep Apnea Devices and More at LOOKEE
LOOKEE Health-Technology would like to introduce you to our LOOKEE 02 Ring. It is a continuous ring oximeter that fits conveniently on your finger, completely out of the way while you sleep. Overnight, it can track your heart rate and oxygen level with a finger vibration alert.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our products or how they can assist with your sleep apnea.