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What Causes Snoring — Understand Your Snoring Problems Before You Try to Cure It!

What Causes Snoring — Understand Your Snoring Problems Before You Try to Cure It!

Written by Anders Thomsen on Nov 14, 2017 3:34 PM. Last edited by Anders Thomsen on Feb 13, 2018 7:15 AM.
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Snoring is the unpleasant sound created due to the vibration of tissues present in our throat and neck. When a person progress from a light sleep to a deep sleep or doze off, then the muscles in the roof of mouth, throat and tongue relax. Sometimes, the tissues those are present in throat block and airways and starts vibrating. When this vibration becomes powerful, then more loud sounds are created.


The main cause for snoring is vibration of tissue, but there are still many reasons behind the vibration of tissues. Few of them are as follows-

1.  Excessive alcohol consumption – Consuming alcohol decreases your natural defenses and relaxes the throat muscles. This excessive relaxation blocks the airways and tissues start vibrating. So, avoid alcohol consumption before going to bed.

2.  Bad sleep position - when people sleep on the back then there are more chances to snores. This is because gravity's effect on the throat narrows the airway and narrow airways creates difficulty in breath and forces the throat muscles to vibrate. Snoring is typically most frequent and loudest in this situation.

3.  Obesity- Excessive weight or obesity is already a house of several diseases and snoring is one of them. Extra tissues in throat or excess fat nearby neck, makes the tissue of throat to vibrate while breathing. This leads to snoring.

4.  Sinus – If you have the problem of sinus, or any issue related to blockage of nose, then this could be the main reason for snoring. Actually block nose, makes it more difficult to inhale. And as a result, the more pressure is created on the muscle of throat. This affects the tissue of the throat, which may pull together during the extra effort it takes to breathe, which in turn narrows the airway.

5.  Nasal Stuffiness- It is another common reason for mouth breathing, because we tend to breathe with our mouths open to compensate for not being able to breathe through our noses. It is essential that you find out what is causing the nasal stuffiness and treat it. Using Asonor, which is safe for long-term use, can reduce nasal congestion and catarrh.

If you are unable to identify the real cause behind your snoring problem, then it is advisable to have a check up with your doctor. They will explain in a better way and find the exact cause. Also, they will guide you  take proper medication and help solve your snoring problem. 

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