In this South Texas Sinus Institute “Medical Minute,” Dr. Vincent Honrubia, explains how trouble sleeping such as snoring and sleep apnea can be a symptoms of chronic sinusitis and how we can solve your sinus problems.
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Hello. I’m Dr. Vincent Honrubia from the South Texas Sinus Institute. Patients that have a problem sleeping oftentimes are having that problem because they cannot breathe properly through their nose. When someone goes to sleep, they are supposed to sleep with their mouth shut and the air is supposed to go in and out of the nasal cavity. If you cannot breathe through your nose, you open your mouth. If you open your mouth, then the snoring sound can occur.
The snoring that can lead to sleep apnea can be something that is connected to chronic sinusitis. When people have sleep apnea, what can happen is they can start having problems with fatigue, energy loss, etc. So snoring may be a minor symptom or it could be something more severe and then lead to sleep apnea. All that can be connected with chronic sinusitis. From the South Texas Sinus Institute, I am Dr. Vincent Honrubia.
To learn more, contact the South Texas Sinus Institute at 956-661-8200 or visit southtexassinusinstitute.com.