Tired of waking up in the middle of the night because of your bedtime-partner’s loud snores? Or do you ever wish your snoring would suddenly stop because you, yourself is just plain tired of it? Well guess what, snoring can be cured inside your very own home. Here are some facts and tips to stop unwanted snores in your abode.
Before anything else, what is really snoring and what causes it? According to studies, Stertor, the medical term for snoring, is made from the vibrations of air, forced in a small opening at the back of a stuffed throat.
Snoring occurs when we are sleeping, for while doing so, the muscles in our upper airway tend to relax and wilt inward. When these muscles relax more than the usual, our air passage is blocked, making it difficult for the air to pass toward our lungs, our breathing stops for a brief period (apnea), thus resulting to snoring.
During apnea, an increase in the level of carbon dioxide happens. Our body will react to it and it will affect our heart rate and narrow our blood vessels. The more these muscles relax, the louder people would snore.
Some people are even unaware that they are snoring, with matching tossing and turning, and just waking up feeling tired and restless, or have poor quality of sleep. Some can even hear themselves snores when they are half-awake.
There are also many factors that may cause snoring. These are obesity, alcohol and smoking, enlarged tonsils and sinusitis, or blocked nose caused by colds.
Changing lifestyles can help stop snoring. When you’re overweight, an increase of fat deposition in our upper airways occurs, narrowing these muscles. The best way to stop snoring is through exercising and losing weight.
Have time in exercising for your homes and eat a proper diet or just change your eating pattern. Exercising is the easiest and most effective way in treating snoring in our homes. In exercising, concentrate more in your jaw because this is one of the common blocks that causes snoring. When your tensed jaw is relaxed, it would stop the snoring.
If you have vices such as smoking and drinking too much alcohol, reduce them. Just minimize drinking especially at nights, no harm done! No more snoring at nights and your health just took one step away from danger.
Some studies also show that the position in our sleep also causes snoring. According to them, sleeping facing up blocks our airway passage. So it is advisable to change our sleeping position, may it be on the side or facing down, in order to get rid of our snoring.
In children, enlarged tonsils, blocked nose caused by colds and upper respiratory tract soreness are major causes of snoring. When our nose is blocked, we tend to breathe through our mouth, this starts our snoring. So when you have colds, cure it immediately in order to avoid snoring.
There you have it, some of the simplest home-based remedy for your snoring. It is really necessary to stop and find remedies in your snoring. This can affect our moods and our relationship to other people. The home-remedies mentioned above are really great help to those who snore. They may not cure everyone’s problems with regards to snoring but they can minimize or lessen them. Of coarse, medicines and other devices such as throat sprays are used, but it has side effects and some are not that effective. It is still better to treat this ‘disease’ naturally, no side effects, and no penny lost.