WEB DESK: Snoring is annoying specially when a person is dead tired from the long day. But in the end no option is usually left except for dealing with it – willingly or unwillingly.
Why we snore?
Have you ever thought why we snore? There may be any scientific reason linked to it. It happens when during sleep, the muscles of the mouth and throat relax. This makes trachea to narrow down which is the ‘windpipe’ and its purpose is to carry air from the lungs which decline airflow while breathing. Moreover, the tissues of soft palate and uvula shake and vibrate in narrowed airway. Hence, this entire process causes snoring.
Snoring and health risks
It isn’t only annoying or noisy but there could be health issues linked to it. People who snore regularly might encounter health risks such as: accidental injury, depression and anxiety, heart disease and stroke. Moreover, it becomes common with age. Also, there are these factors that may increase chances of snoring in the person.
It is said that being overweight may lead a person towards snoring.
Inflammation of the nose, throat, and airway
Health conditions like respiratory infections and allergies usually cause such inflammation.
Smoking affects the sensitive tissues present in the throat, nose and airway which make them vibrate and snore more.
Sleeping on your back
Sleeping on your back narrows the airway. People tend to snore more when they sleep on their back instead of sides.
How to stop snoring
If you are tired of snoring, don’t give up instead try these techniques to get rid of it. Also, a little chances in your lifestyle can go longer and can improve your snoring issues.
A person doesn’t need to lose giant amount of weight. But a small target can give you positive results.
Switch sleeping position
Try to switch sleeping position. It will reduce snoring as compare to sleeping on your back.
No, you don’t have to stop eating heavy meals – your favorite ones. But you can always avoid consuming them before bedtime as it will help in snoring issues.
Smoking is dangerous for a person’s over all health. Therefore, quit it as it helps in numerous other health issues including snoring.
Seek treatment for allergies and respiratory problems
It is noteworthy to figure out which medicines you are taking as some medication might cause snoring. You will only need to talk to your doctor in this regard.
Source: psychology today