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Can nasal congestion cause sleep apnea?

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I am a long time allergy sufferer and over the years my allergies have become progressively worse. I find that now my congested nose is affecting my quality of rest and is beginning to impede on my work. Is there a direct connection to nasal congestion and sleep apnea?

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

When we think of a stuffy or congested nose, we often view mucus as the prime culprit. However, in most cases, the nose becomes congested when the tissues lining it become swollen, causing inflamed blood vessels.

Nasal congestion can affect hearing and speech. Significant congestion may interfere with sleep and can often be the root cause for sleep apnea.

You can find more information about this treatment on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!

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1 Answer

0

Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

When we think of a stuffy or congested nose, we often view mucus as the prime culprit. However, in most cases, the nose becomes congested when the tissues lining it become swollen, causing inflamed blood vessels.

Nasal congestion can affect hearing and speech. Significant congestion may interfere with sleep and can often be the root cause for sleep apnea.

You can find more information about this treatment on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!