Why Do People Snore?

Baby Snoring
Baby Snoring

People have been searching for an answer to this question for many years in the past. But now we know the answer. Slight moaning that can be heard from a sleeping person at night is a snoring sound. The irritating sound happens when an uvulva is not held in its regular place, but instead falls down thus obscuring airway passages in one’s throat. Since air doesn’t go through without obstacles, breathing becomes hard for a person. The fallen uvulva prevents air from circulating freely thus causing vibration. This vibration causes sounds known as snoring. It happens for variety of reasons. These reasons can be quite innocent and even natural. With age, our muscles tend to weaken and at night they relax fast causing the uvulva to drop back and clogging air passages. There is nothing much a person can do about it, it only happens with some people earlier and later for others. Overweight people are in a danger group risk. Too much od skin and fat lead to enlargement in some places and the result is the same as what happens with age. Smoking and alcohol abuse will definitely cause sleeping disorders sooner or later. Drunk people can not control their muscles and this causes obstruction in one’s airways too. More complicated reasons are health problems like sleep apnea or deviated septum.

Treatments are different for different reason too. Some types of snoring are not really harmful for people. They can have light consequences that can show in a long term or do not show at all. But if it does not bother a snorer, it may bother a person who sleeps with the snorer on daily basis. For such light forms of sleeping disorder natural cures can be used. They include special physical exercises that stimulate muscles to become stronger and stay in tonus during the night’s rest. Another example is a sleeping pillow that is tied to the snorer’s back thus preventing him to roll at night and sleep on his back. Back position at night is when snoring occurs with the highest probability. These remedies are easy to use and obtain, but may be not effective for those whose snoring is heavier. In that case it is advised to search for other devices. Their examples are different snoring mouth pieces, chin straps, sprays and pills. They are reported to have a positive effect on snorer right after the first night of usage. And if they do not help, go for even heavier measures. Devices that you can use yourself at night with a help of a doctor are CPAP machines and masks. They are very effective but not very comfortable. For heavy snorers only a surgery may be salvation.

Remember, that snoring needs to be an alert signal for everyone. It can be an indicator for health problems, either light or serious ones. That’s why don’t let it stay and bother you and your loved, but get a consultation from doctor who specializes in this area.