Main causes of snoring problems
Snoring may be caused by several factors, and knowing what the cause of your snoring is will greatly help to solve the problem.
The main causes of snoring problems are physiologic. People who snore usually have excess nasal tissue that gets in the way of breathing. Or the tongue may hinder smooth air flow when a person sleeps, which also causes loud snoring.
4 Ways to stop snoring problems
Here are a few easy ways that may help to stop your snoring problems. Remember that the way you snore determines the ideal solution for your problem…
1. When a person snores with an open mouth, this is a sure sign of a tissue obstruction in the airway passages. A usual solution to this is to elevate the head slightly to make the tongue move forward. Special anti-snoring pillows are sold to alleviate this type of snoring problem, these pillows are specially designed to contour your throat and back.
Another obstruction of airway passages that may causes snoring is a stuffy nose, and clearing your nose will probably stop the snoring. There are several decongestants available to remove sticky mucus, you may ask your doctor regarding the ideal product to use.
2. When a person snores as he lies on his back, this is a sign of a mild snoring problem. Simple changes in sleeping positions and a little tweak in your sleep habits may do the trick and stop the snoring problems completely. Lifestyle changes are usually very helpful for people who snore, changes such as losing weight, stopping smoking and limiting your alcohol intake may very well cure snoring problems (you can find more helpful tips on lifestyle changes in our post on how to fall asleep).
3. Snoring with the mouth closed usually means there is a problem with the tongue. Common problems with the tongue have to do with the muscles, and this snoring problem may be corrected by exercising these muscles gradually. Try pronouncing vowel sounds and as you do, curl your tongue into different positions. Try tongue and throat muscle exercises with your mouth open and closed.
4. When a person snores in every position possible, then it may be something worse. If this is a symptom of your snoring problem then you should see a medical professional right away. Your doctor can advice medical techniques on how to cure snoring.
There are several devices that can keep you from snoring, but he might even advise surgery to permanently stop your sleeping problems. People usually undergo surgery to increase the size of the airways, or to place implants on the soft palate to stiffen it (and decrease the vibrations that cause snoring). There are also new developments in the treatment of snoring problems, such as laser surgery and permanent removal of the soft palate.