It’s the middle of the night, you’re sound asleep, and suddenly your partner nudges you awake because you are snoring like a chainsaw. You may be wondering why this is happening all of a sudden (is it because I ate too much garlic for dinner?), and what can be done to stop it.
First things first: let’s define snoring. Snoring occurs when air flow through the nose, mouth or throat becomes obstructed during sleep. This obstruction creates vibrations in the tissues of your neck and mouth which produce that annoying (and sometimes comical) sound often heard at night.
- Snoring typically decreases oxygen levels in the blood
Now that we have established what snoring is let’s delve into its possible causes.
A stuffy nose can make breathing difficult and cause one to breathe through their mouth while sleeping leading to potential vibrations causing snorting sounds from narrowed air passages around our nostrils—as if anyone needs any more reason not to want little dribble ??. Trouble with sinuses due allergies might as well create nasal blockage narrowing airflow down.
|Allergy Symptoms||Common Sources|
|Sneezing||Pollen , dust|
Over Relaxed muscles
During sleep some people may experience relaxed muscles mainly those found on uvula (little piece hanging on top of our tonsils). Other soft tissue relaxation leads excess noise outbursts—the American Academy of Otolaryngology notes obesity plays a huge part here ‘The fatty tissue narrows passageways creating problem’ adding there are many techniques one could try exercising being among them however no proof backing up effectiveness has so far been determined (maybe it’s time to put down those donuts and pick up some dumbbells?).
The way we sleep may also cause snoring. Sleeping on your back may increase the likelihood for obstructed air flow, leading to snoring. It’s been suggested that encouraging side sleeping could potentially reduce the issue or keeping head elevated by little pillow adjustment might as well provide solution.
Seriously though, let’s be real: who sleeps like a statue all night?
Alcohol And Sedatives Intake
Sedatives and alcohol have an effect over central nervous system relaxing muscles more than they should be – this leads less airflow hence noise manifestation around palatal area happens worsening problem.
Now that you know some common causes of snoring (and are hopefully shaking off any excuses), here are ways you can combat your newfound snooze sounds.
- Sleep on your side instead of lying flat on your back
- Lose Weight
You want fewer zzzzs? There is no better reason! Losing weight helps reduce the amount of fatty tissue around the neck which normally blocks air passage alleviating our pesky affliction simultaneously reducing risk for future complications such as hypertension diabetes among others—so why aren’t we all signing up to hit gym right away again?
By using BMI values chart above figure out where do you stand before embarking on weight loss mission.
- Ditch Alcohol And Sedatives
Alcohol and sedatives before bedtime only exacerbates snoring due to muscle relaxation, try eliminating this habit.to your bed-time regimen altogether.
Not Sure? Visit A Doctor!
In some cases if issue still persist getting a doctor’s advise could be worthwhile as (sleep apnea ) serious medical condition involves difficulty breathing while sleeping puts person at higher risk of hypertension diabetes among others—you are not alone it affects up to 5% adults worldwide according to WebMD. In such cases where the problem is more severe than just snoring therapy (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) might have been prescribed—aiding peeps sleep and breathe with ease again.
So let’s all agree that snoring sucks for everyone involved. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself by living healthily, removing known causes when possible, and adjusting that pillow once in a while—it could help solving boisterous outbursts which keeps both you and any roommates well rested( no harm in trying may seem like torture but trust me it will pay off).
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