Nasal polyps are swollen, fluid-filled sacs in the nasal passages that make it difficult to breathe properly through your nose.
If you have a problem with snoring, this inflammation is almost surely the cause of your problems. If you combine nasal polyps with allergies, colds, or other sources of inflammation, the problem can become even more pronounced.
In fact, a study published by the National Institute of Health showed that patients who had surgery to fix nasal obstruction caused by polyps led to a significant improvement in snoring scores. Some patients stopped snoring altogether.
Nasal Polyps With Chronic Sinusitis
Chronic sinusitis is an ongoing inflammation of your sinus tissue. If the issue happens for more than 12 weeks, it’s deemed ‘chronic’. In many cases, inflammation leads to nasal polyps.
This is a very common problem. In fact, most surgery performed on the sinuses is to fix chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps.
How do Polyps Form?
Allergies and inflammatory diseases can cause the nasal mucosa to swell. That swollen tissue can fill with fluids forming sacs.
These are polyps. When you have multiple polyps, or a polyp becomes too inflamed that can cause a significant blockage. You may notice that you feel the need to try to blow your nose, but get no relief. You might also take allergy medicines or decongestants.
Recognizing The Symptoms
How do you know if your snoring is caused by a cold, allergies, or chronic inflammation?
It can be difficult to tell at first. For many people, polyps and inflammation simply feels like congestion. Not only that, but an allergy flare up can make symptoms worse.
A cold can do the same. Further, taking allergy medication can reduce additional inflammation caused by overproduction of mucus. This leads to the perception that the true issue is allergies or a ‘cold’.
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Still, most people with nasal polyps will never feel 100%. There is always some blockage. Ultimately, the polyps will continue to grow. Sometimes they can fill up to 90% of the nasal cavity.
It’s when the obstruction gets this bad that people seek a doctor’s advice. This level of obstruction can lead to mouth breathing.
The Nasal Inflammation Snoring Connection
Once you can no longer breathe through your nose, you have to inhale and exhale through your mouth.
Do this while you sleep, and you will snore. The swelling from the nasal tissue can make snoring worse. In some cases, it can also trigger sleep apnea.
The people who suffer with apnea don’t just snore. They may also develop sleep apnea. This can lead to increased risk of death, irritability, loss of mental function, and more.
Do you notice that your snoring increases during allergy season, or when you have a cold? That could be the combination of polyps with an acute inflammation.
People blame snoring on a variety of factors. Weight, sleeping on your back, and eating the wrong foods before bed are just a few of the reasons people believe they snore.
In truth, your snoring troubles are likely the result of inflammation causing your allergies to worsen and polyps to form.
If you can treat the root cause of the inflammation, then you can cure your snoring problem naturally.
The Life Method is a scientifically proven formula to stop inflammation and snoring the natural way.