Warning Signs Of A Deviated Septum
Noisy Breathing When Asleep
Many individuals will experience noisy breathing when they are asleep from inflammation, blockage, and narrowing of other respiratory tract components besides the nose. However, patients who suffer from a deviated septum are more often plagued by noisy breathing during sleep. The unevenness of the nasal channels causes the airflow to become erratic and abnormal or blocked completely on one side. Usually, the noise caused by a deviated septum will be characterized as a low-pitched snore. Also, a deviated septum tends to encourage more breathing through the mouth while asleep rather than through the nose. This is due to the difficulties and or blockages the uneven passages exhibit. When patients are breathing through the mouth during sleep, their nose is inhibited from moistening, clarifying, and warming the air they inhale. This can cause further drying and inflammation within the nasal passages because of the reduced airflow, which will also result in noisy breathing while asleep.