Snoring, also called ronchopathy, is a phenomenon that occurs during a person’s sleep. Considered by some as a sign of hard work during the day, others to assert their masculinity, snoring can hide many other very serious illnesses. There are several causes that can cause snoring. The health section of your newspaper will let you know the contours of ronchopathy.
According to a study carried out by Anglo-Saxon researchers, the number of snorers has doubled in the space of twenty (20) years, according to the health site Doctissimo. Snoring is the noise emitted by the tissues of the upper airways in contact with the vibration of the air during sleep. « Anything that will obstruct the upper airways, even partially, is likely to cause snoring », underlines Dr. Gilles Besnainou, ENT doctor in Paris and snoring specialist on Doctissimo. The more difficult the passage of air, the more intense the snoring will be. Snoring can be noticed in both children and adults. “A priori, any snoring that happens and persists is an illness and therefore deserves an investigation with the doctor to find out if it is something that gives an inconvenience or if it can be the cause of a serious illness”, said Professor Gildas Agodokpessi, specialist in sleep pathologies at the Lazaret Hospital in Cotonou. The causes of snoring can be anatomical, nasal obstruction, fatigue, tobacco, alcohol, etc. “In children, snoring can occur during a cold, infections, or even it can be the tonsils. These are vegetations that grow at the level of the upper respiratory tract which will reduce the light of the respiratory tract. In adults, the most common cause is overweight and obesity,” adds the specialist in sleep pathologies at the Lazaret Hospital in Cotonou. The consequences arise depending on the type of snoring of the snorers. “Some people snore acutely or occasionally; when the snoring is punctual, when we go to treat it will pass, during this time it can be chronic in others. You should know that behind these symptoms, there can be hidden sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can lead to many other nasty diseases, including high blood pressure, diabetes and sleepiness disorders,” warns Professor Gildas Agodokpessi, specialist in sleep pathologies at the Lazaret Hospital in Cotonou.
It should be remembered that if you suffer from snoring, it is important to go to the hospital immediately to find out the causes, to consider treatment to avoid the complications that ronchopathy could cause.