Reasons Why you snore when you sleep and how to stop it.



Snoring can be ok for some babies but when it has to do with adults, it is a great deal of embarrassment.

This situation of embarrassment becomes highly worse when you share your night with other people.

Snoring does not only cause embarrassment but also distraction and discomfort to persons who are around you during sleep.

Before we dive into the subject of how to stop this we must understand why and how this happens to some people.

Snoring is simply the vibration of structures, including flesh and muscles, in the throat.


This phenomenon occurs when one falls asleep and muscles around the body slowly start losing tone. Just like how the hands and the legs feel limp, the muscles in the throat feel limp too.

This loss of tone or limpness causes the soft structures in the mouth, for example the tongue, uvula, soft palate, to fall back into the throat and partially obstruct the passageway of air into the lungs.

When this occurs, It sets these soft structures into vibration. When structures vibrate and flutter they give rise to the unpleasant sound, a snore.

Conditions that can cause snoring.

Having understood what the snore really is, let us see the conditions that could contribute to it.

The first condition is obesity. People with large amounts of fat around neck/throat are more likely to snore. A large tongue, an oddly shaped uvula, a mispositioned or deformed jaw are a few possibilities. One of the most important condition is one’s sleeping position.

Sleeping on one’s back is more likely to result in snoring. Also some drugs and alcohol consumption close to sleep time can make one to snore.

Having dealt with the conditions signs that we are half way across solving the problem. To treat snoring will depend on the primary cause.

The treatment of snoring largely depends on the primary cause. If the primary cause of your snore is as a result of obesity, then you should consider losing some weight. The use of additional pillows to reposition your head to reduce obstruction can help. Avoiding drugs and alcohol consumption close to bed time are a few things one could try.

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