What causes snoring and how to stop snoring?

What causes snoring and how to stop snoring?

Snoring is a peculiar experience, in popular opinion, snoring is a performance of a person sleeping well, at best it only causes some trouble to others. However, medical research has shown that snoring does not mean that the quality of sleep is high.

On the contrary, it is a reaction of the body to its own discomfort during sleep. So what cause snoring and how to stop snoring? This article will explain it!

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What causes snoring and how to stop snoring?
What causes snoring and how to stop snoring?

Causes of snoring

When you breathe, the airflow must enter from the mouth and nose, and enter the trachea through the mouth, nose, throat, and other parts.

If any part of the process is not smooth, it may make a sound. For some people, this kind of obstruction may be due to the abnormality of the physiological structure in these parts.

However, for most people, this is the corresponding soft tissue relaxation and collapse during sleep, causing the ventilatory obstruction. 

So snoring often means when you sleep: breathing is not smooth. Finally, there is a common reason: fat Too much fat accumulates on the neck of a fat person, which may collapse the respiratory tract and cause snoring.

Why do you have trouble breathing?

  1. Your sleeping posture is not level enough! Lie supine is a common sleeping position, but lying supine will cause the tongue and soft palate to fall, blocking the airway and causing snoring.
  2. You drank too much! Drinking alcohol and taking some sedative drugs will relax the throat and pharynx muscles, making it easier to cause snoring.
  3. You drink less water! When the body is dehydrated, the secretions in the nasal cavity and pharynx will be thicker, increasing the symptoms of snoring.
  4. You stay up late! After staying up late to work for a long time, sleep will become very deep, so that the pharyngeal muscles will relax more easily and aggravate the symptoms of the airway obstruction.
  5. Your nose is blocked! When the nasal cavity is blocked due to colds or allergies, the respiratory airflow becomes very urgent and people are prone to snoring.
  6. Your pillow is not clean! Dust mites and pet dander are all potential allergens. Allergens in mattresses and pillows can aggravate nasal congestion, causing snoring or making snoring worse.

How to stop snoring, such as:

  1. Try to sleep on your side to stop snoring caused by lying on your back. You can also buy a sleeping pillow of the same length as your body to maintain the sleeping position on your side.
  2. Quit alcohol, especially not drinking 4 to 5 hours before going to bed.
  3. To add moisture, a humidifier in the room is also fine. 
  4. Work and rest regularly, develop good sleeping habits, go to bed early and get up early.
  5. Keep the nasal cavity unblocked. If the snoring causes nasal obstruction, make the nasal cavity unblocked to relieve the symptoms of snoring. Take a hot bath before going to bed and use ventilating nasal patches. 
  6. Keep the bed clean, wash the pillowcases and sheets in time, and choose a pillow of suitable height.

However, if the above conditions are tried, there is no effect at all, or the usual snoring is not a slight snoring sound, but a strong, irregular snoring sound.

This has to be considered, whether it is suffering from sleep apnea. Therefore if you find abnormal snoring, such as strong, irregular snoring. You need to see the doctor as soon as possible.

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