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Any person can snore when they sleep at night. That being said, people do not snore on purpose just to irritate you. Trust me; I am a very loud snorer myself. Studies estimate that 45% of men and 30% of women snore on a regular basis. Most people try to seek out a way to stop snoring at night naturally rather than opting for invasive procedures like nasal or oral surgery.

What causes snoring at night ?

When we are asleep, the area at the back of the throat sometimes narrows. The same amount of air passing through this smaller opening can cause the tissues surrounding the opening to vibrate, which in turn can cause the sounds of snoring. Different people who snore have different reasons for the narrowing. The narrowed airways can be in the nose, mouth, or throat.

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So, what causes narrowed airways ?

  1. The most common reasons for snoring is obesity. This fat, which bulks up their throat tissue, partially blocks their breathing while they sleep, causing their airway to collapse a little and a loud snoring noise to be produced. 
  2. Smoking causes the mucous membranes of your nose and the tissues of the throat to swell up. This creates the airway obstruction leading to loud snoring noises.
  3. Drinking alcohol causes your muscles to relax more than they would during normal, sober sleep. This will in turn cause your throat muscles to be more loose or relax and hence vibrate when air passes through the nasal airways.
  4. Mouth breathing; For breathing at rest, it is ideal to breathe through the nose. People with nasal airway obstruction who must breathe through their mouths are therefore sometimes called “mouth breathers.” In adults, the most common causes of mouth breathing are nasal obstruction like septal deviations from a broken nose or tissue swelling from allergies and sinus infections . Many mouth breathers snore, because the flow of air through the mouth causes greater vibration of tissues.
  5. In children, enlarged tonsils due to an infection are often the cause of the airway obstruction.
  6. The soft palate is part of the palate in the mouth. It is a soft flap of tissue that hangs down in the back of the mouth. If it is too long or floppy, it can vibrate and cause snoring.
  7. The uvula is suspended from the center and back of the soft palate. An abnormally long or thick uvula also can contribute to snoring.
  8. If the back of the tongue is large or if the tongue is able to slip backwards, it can narrow the space through which air flows in the pharynx, which can lead to vibrations and snoring.
  9. Sleeping position and snoring; When we are asleep, we lie on our backs and gravity pulls the palate, tonsils, and tongue backwards. This often narrows the airway enough to cause turbulence in airflow, tissue vibration, and snoring.

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First of all, it is absolutely necessary to rule out obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disorders before looking for any snoring cures. Sleep apnea is a disorder whereby an individual can stop breathing for several seconds or even up to about 1 minute. This condition, in rare cases, can be life threatening. However certain sleep apnea symptoms can be easily recognized if a person is monitored by another individual. These are the following sleep apnea symptoms; loud snoring, gasping, and suspend the breath for several seconds. If you have these symptoms, then go hospital to see a doctor and take effective measures.

Once sleep apnea is ruled out , these following  stop snoring tips can be followed to stop snoring at night naturally.

  1. Stop any mouth breathing habits; try to consciously start breathing with your nose.
  2. The best stop snoring remedy can be your sleeping partner. Frequently, if the snorer is gently reminded by their sleeping partner to roll onto his or her side, the tissues are no longer pulled backwards and the snoring lessens.
  3. Start losing some weight and you will not need any other stop snoring products.
  4. There is an instant stop snoring cure ,  quit smoking it as soon as possible. The smoke contains irritants that constrict your breathing passage.
  5. If you have the habit to drink before sleep, quit drinking or do not drink 2 or 3 hours before bedtime.
  6. Put several pillows behind his head to elevate it and prevent the blockage of his throat passageway. When the pillow is too low the tongue falls to the back of the throat limiting the air passageway.
  7. You do not have to buy a special stop snoring pillow. Just use a firm pillows and not the soft, fluffy kind. The throat relaxes and constricts the passageway if the pillow is too soft
  8. Steer clear of dairy products before going to bed. Dairy causes mucus buildup.
  9. Another natural device that stop snoring is a humidifier.  The steam from the humidifier soothes the throat by decreasing the amount of congestion and ultimately stops snoring.

4 Comments

  1. Posted August 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    “This stop snoring device is not used directly on you. The device is a humidifier which is kept on in the room . ”

    Which device is it? I could not find any in the rest of the article..

  2. jimkottar
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 5:50 am | Permalink

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    Posted February 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

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  4. Como Parar de Roncar
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

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  1. […] Snoring is a common issue that plagues most household and can cause a string of other problems. It not only affects the sleep, hence the health of the bed partner, it is also an indication of poor health of the affected individual. Snoring is usually a sign of some form of obstruction in the airways leading to aspiration of air predominantly through the oral cavity. Hence individuals who snore are usually mouth breathers and can wake up in the morning with extremely dry mouth and halitosis or bad breath. […]

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