Just about everyone snores occasionally. Even a baby or a beloved pet may snore! But if your snoring is so loud that your bed partner can't sleep, you may end up banished from the bedroom. Snoring is caused by a narrowing of your airway, either from poor sleep posture or abnormalities of the soft tissues in your throat. A narrow airway gets in the way of smooth breathing and creates the "snore" sound. By learning the causes and cures for snoring, you can improve your health, your relationships, and, of course, your sleep.If the airways in your nose and throat are narrowed during sleep, the air you inhale and exhale has to push its way through a smaller passage. This can create a “snoring” noise, mostly due to vibrations of loose tissue in the back of your throat.
di ako makarelate sa terms. if malakas mag snore is that a sign na high blood ka? sometimes i get to hear my first snore when i go to sleep. weird...
Snorers often have too much throat and nasal tissue, or “floppy” tissue that is more prone to vibrate. The position of the tongue can also get in the way of smooth breathing, as can being overweight – extra fat tissue in the neck and throat can obstruct airways.
Snoring can be mild, meaning that the snoring stops when the snorer wakes up and turns over, or severe, when the snorer suffers from continual snoring, regardless of sleep position.
Causes and risk factors of snoring vary. Some are in our control, and some are not. Causes and Risk Factors of Snoring:Causes out of our control Causes within our control :
- You can inherit a narrow throat, or any of the physical deformities mentioned above, which can cause snoring. Being middle-aged or beyond
- As you age, your throat becomes narrower, and the muscle tone in your throat decreases. Being male
- Men have narrower air passages than do women and are more likely to snore. Allergies, asthma, a cold, or sinus infections
- Such breathing problems cause blockage in your nasal airways and make inhalation difficult. This in turn creates a vacuum in your throat, and noisy breathing Causes within our control:Being overweight or out of shape
- Excess weight and fatty tissue in the neck cause your throat to become smaller. Poor muscle tone and lax muscles also contribute to snoring. A history of smoking
– Smoking (or exposure to second-hand smoke) relaxes muscles and also creates nasal and lung congestion. Alcohol or medications
- Alcohol and certain medications increase relaxation of throat and tongue muscles, which makes snoring more likely. Sleeping posture
- Sleeping flat on your back allows the flesh of your throat to relax and block the airway. Tip: The way you snore can help you diagnose why you snore!
If you snore…
With your mouth closed: a problem with the tongue is probably the culprit
With your mouth open: your snoring is likely related to the tissues in your throat.Snoring is a problem....
If you stop breathing during sleep and have to wake up to catch your breath
If you are disturbing your sleep partner
If you are losing sleep because of your snoring
In addition to problems stemming from sleep deprivation, snoring can cause more serious health problems, and have a negative impact on relationships.