Why do people snore while sleeping ? 10 ways on how to stop snoring

snoring couple

Before understanding why do people snore while sleeping let us first understand what do you mean by snoring. Snoring occurs when air cannot flow freely through the airway as a person sleeps. When the airway is narrowed or partially blocked, breathing causes the tissues of the upper airway to vibrate, thus the sound of snoring is heard when somebody snores.

Almost everyone snores occasionally, and snoring can be caused by a person’s anatomy, lifestyle habits, or a sleep disorder called sleep apnea, which disrupts sleep and can lead to other health issues. Now let us understand what are some of the general reasons that why do poople snore.

Some general reasons why do people snore

Well some people snore and some people don’t. What’s intresting is that even if you tell those people that you were snoring while sleeping they wont admit it. But who are those people who snore and what are the similar traits which we find in them :-

  • People who have enlarged tonsils or an enlarged tongue are more likely to snore.
  • People who have more weight or extra fat in the neck are more likely to snore.
  • The sahpe of one’s nose and jaw also results in snoring.

Facts about Snoring

Some intresting facts about snoring which everybody should know :-

  • Snoring is common – Almost abot 40% of normal adults snore.
  • Family and partner’s lose sleep – 95% People who snore say that it has disturbed the sleep off their family and partner’s.
  • Snoring is the most common symptom of sleep apnea and approximately 1 out of 3 people have sleep apnea.

What is sleep apnea and what causes sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. The most common type of sleep apnea is known as obstructive sleep apnea, when we sleep, the throat relaxes. For people with obstructive sleep apnea , sometimes they relax so much that the airway becomes narrowed or blocked. As a result, air flow is reduced or completely stops flowing into the upper airway and the lungs, so the body doesn’t get the oxygen it needs to function. So it is clear that if obstructive sleep apnea is not traeated with precaution then including snoring there will be many more dieases in the near future.

The most interesting fact is -> People who have obstructive sleep apnea, they don’t know it’s happening with them because this thing repeats like a hundered times at night and many aren’t aware of it.

10 Ways on how to stop snoring while sleeping

Here are some of the best ways in which one can stop the habit of snoring while sleeping :-

  • Sleep on your side
  • Wear a Nasal Strip or Dilator
  • Use an Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece
  • Reduce Body Weight
  • Try Mouth Exercises
  • Quit Smoking
  • Avoid Alcohol before going to bed
  • Laser-assisted Uvulopalatoplasty
  • Palatal Implants
  • Somnoplasty

When to Consult a Doctor

Sometimes one can’t resolve snoring all by himself because it can be due to an underlying medical issue or a condition People who snore in addition to other symptoms, such as:-

  • Gasping & Choking while asleep
  • Daytime tiredness
  • Morning Headaches
  • Feeling exhausted after a small walk

All of the symptoms mentioned above can be because of Sleep Apnea and if you are aware of it then receiving a diagnosis and treatment for this disorder can significantly reduce your snoring while relieving other symptoms. “Prevention is Better than Cure”Seeing a doctor is the only way to determine if you could benefit from this disorder.

External links

Know more : https://www.resmed.com/en-us/sleep-apnea/snoring-sleep-apnea-diagnosis/what-causes-snoring/

Read more : https://www.sleepfoundation.org/snoring/how-to-stop-snoring

By Raja