Why does one snore?
Dale D. Miller, JD
is caused when we relax. As
soon as we go to sleep, our upper airways loosen up. A
medical definition for snoring is: Upper airway resistance syndrome.
But for some people when they breathe during sleep, their airways
so narrow that their nasal passages vibrate from the vocal chords to the
of the mouth.
The sound of snoring can be worsened by sleeping on your back, having
a nasal obstruction, or being obese. There are four types of snorers. It's important to identify which type
you are before finding right treatment.
of Snoring - Possible Solutions - Home Tests
1. Mouth Breathers
Mouth, inhale and try to snore. Close mouth and try again. If
you can't snore with mouth closed, you're a mouth breathing snorer.
2. Collapsed Nostril Snorers
mouth and one nostril and breathe. If
open nostril collapses,
try again holding nostril open with clean matchstick.
Right nasal strips and Chin-Up Strips work to reduce snoring.
3. Tongue Based Snorers
your tongue out as far as you can, and grip it with your teeth.
to snore and see if you can make a snoring noise.
the noise is reduced, you're probably this type.
Mandibular Advancement Device will probably work for you.
This Device holds lower jaw forward during sleep.
4. Unhealthy Lifestyle Snorers
your collar size is 16 and a half inches or more, you are at risk of
unhealthy lifestyle, obesity and excess body weight affect normal breathing.
your doctor or contact a sleep medicine professional ASAP.
a sleep study in a sleep lab before trying any of the
above treatments. You
probably have sleep apnea and need
professional diagnosis and treatment.
weight and stop smoking. Change lifestyle.