Almost everyone snores-at least occasionally and more often than not, it is not something to be overly concerned about. However, the rattling sound is extremely annoying and can also disrupt your (and your partner’s) sleep, leading to daytime fatigue, irritability and also health problems…
Snoring is relatively common. As many as one in ten women and one in five men make the annoying rattling, harsh and abrasive sounds while sleeping. But what causes it and what can be done to prevent it?
Snoring occurs when the air cannot pass through the nose and throat freely. The obstruction causes the air to vibrate against the soft tissues, resulting in the common snoring sounds. The following are the most common causes of snoring
Although snoring is a fairly common problem and tends to be harmless, if your snoring persists, you might be putting yourself at risk of developing more serious health issues. Snoring can lead to irritability, daytime sleepiness and mood swings, as it often disrupts sleep. In serious cases, it might even be a sign of sleep apnea. If you snore more often than not, you should consult your doctor.
Although there is no cure for snoring, you can change your sleeping position and try sleeping on your side, if you tend to snore when you sleep on your back. You can also avoid alcohol and try to control your weight. Propping your head up at night should also help reduce snoring. You could also try anti-snoring strips.
If you tend to snore at night, you could try the following tips: