Snoring is the sound of turbulence and soft tissue vibration in the back of the throat. The sound of snoring generally does not come from the nose. Rather, snoring sound occurs in the back of the airway. The parts involved include the uvula, tongue, lateral pharyngeal walls, and the soft palate.
There are a number of basic steps you can take to stop snoring. The first place to start is to find out if anything that makes your snoring better or worse. Whether you sleep alone or with someone else, you might consider a smartphone applications (snoring apps) to measure how bad your snoring is and learn how to stop snoring. It can be helpful to monitor any changes in your snoring as you make some of the changes listed below.
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Mоѕt people have lооѕе tіѕѕuе іn thе thrоаt аnd nasal passages thаt vibrate whеn уоu brеаthе аt nіght and thаt gіvеѕ a сеrtаіn rаttlіng ѕоund bеttеr termed as ѕnоrіng. In mаnу cases, when the tоnguе falls bасk іntо the throat, сrеаtеѕ a blockage that іmреndѕ сlеаr brеаthіng аnd lеаdѕ tо ѕnоrіng. Whеthеr іt is еxсеѕѕ ѕоft tіѕѕuе оr lауеrѕ of fat оn thе nесk that рutѕ рrеѕѕurе оn the аіrwау whеn lying dоwn оr your tоnguе blocking the аіrwау, snoring has numеrоuѕ invasive аnd non-invasive ѕnоrіng remedies.
So, how to stop snoring?
Well, first it depends on what is causing the snoring.
There are several potential causes of snoring, as well as factors that can make snoring worse. As mentioned, age is a variable. With advancing age comes an increased likelihood of snoring. Weight is also a powerful variable. The more you weigh, the more you snore.
Drinking alcohol generally makes snoring more frequent and louder. Snoring can also be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. A serious medical condition that should be addressed to avoid future health complications. Click here to take a free 1 minute online assessment to see if you are at risk for OSA.
Same with sleeping in the supine position – on your back.
There are several medical treatment options for snoring. These include:
There is some date to support the logic that head position relative to the neck may increase airway. There are also some experimental devices that suggest alleviation of snoring.
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