Dr. Steven Peskind ENT Clinic - Snoring pictureForty-five percent of regular adults snore a minimum of occasionally and 25 percent are regular snorers. Trouble snoring occurs regularly in males and obese individuals and typically intensifies with age. Snoring could be an indicator of obstructed breathing and should not be ignored. Dr. Steven Peskind, MD, is an otolaryngologist that can help you to determine where the structural source of your snoring could be, and offer options for this noisy and frequently awkward behavior.

What causes snoring?
The loud noises of snoring occur when there is an obstruction to the flow of air with the passages at the back of the mouth and nose. This area is the collapsible component of the air passage where the tongue and upper throat come together at the soft palate and uvula. Snoring takes place when these components of your mouth touch each other and vibrate throughout breathing.

In kids, snoring might signify issues with the tonsils and adenoids. If your child has an issue with chronic snoring you should setup an appointment with otolaryngologist Dr. Steven Peskind’s office so they can be analyzed. Dr. Steven Peskind could suggest a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy to return the child to complete wellness.