Snoring isn’t just annoying for your partner (and possibly everyone else in the house); it can also mean that there are serious health issues that should be addressed. Whether you have been snoring all of your life or you have just started, it’s not something you have to live with.
What you need to know about snoring
Snoring happens when the soft tissue in your throat and the soft palate vibrate because air isn’t moving into your airway as it should. There are some things you may not realize about this condition:
1. There are many possible reasons why people snore. It can be a reaction to alcohol or tobacco, or it can be because the nose is blocked because of allergies or a cold. Snoring can also occur when you sleep on your back or sleep with your mouth open, or it may be one of the side effects of obesity. You may have small nostrils or a deviated septum.
2. There are also many different possible remedies for snoring – the one for you, of course, depends on why you snore. You may be advised to lose weight or use a nasal spray or an oral appliance, which positions the jaw so that you breathe properly. If you snore when you sleep on your back, the remedy may be as simple as attaching a tennis ball to the back of your pajamas so that you are forced to sleep on your side.
3. Men are more prone to snoring than women are, because they have a predisposition to gaining fat in the neck. Male hormones can also cause the airway to collapse, and they have more soft tissue in the airway than women do.
4. Snoring may be a sign of a problem such as sleep apnea, which not only makes you feel tired all the time but can lead to serious health problems.
Perhaps the most important thing to know about snoring is that you don’t have to live with it. The staff at Nevada Sinus Relief in Las Vegas, NV, can determine why you are snoring and what you can do about it. Call (702) 213-6468 for an appointment today!