We hear a lot about how hard snoring is on those who have to share the same bed with a snorer, but nobody gives much thought about how difficult it is on the person doing the snoring.
Snoring can result in a host of health problems, including heart trouble, high blood pressure, and stroke. If that’s not enough to worry about, sometimes snoring is the result of sleep apnea, a terrifying condition in which the snorer stops breathing repeatedly during the night. Some people with sleep apnea wake up as many as 100 times during a night without remembering. This obviously leads to a host of other health problems.
Why do people snore?
Snoring is caused by reduced airways, stemming from either your throat or nasal passageway, and it’s the vibrations as the air struggles to get through your soft palate, uvula, tongue, tonsils and/or muscles in the back of your throat that causes the snore. Snoring is a fairly common activity. Almost 1/3 of all American women snore, and almost ½ of American men do. Here are a few reasons why people snore:
Sleeping on your back.
Understanding why you snore is all well and good, but if you’re being sent regularly to the couch, what you really need is some answers on how to stop. Here are five things to try:
If you or someone you know suffers from snoring try a few of these tips!