An Overview Of Snoring

What is Snoring?

In Medical world, snoring is outlined as a noise caused by vibration from the airways of the respiratory tract that solely  appears while sleeping.

From Wikipedia:
"Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during  breathing while sleeping. In some cases the sound may be soft, but in other cases, it can be loud and unpleasant."

What Causes Snoring?

What actually cause snoring...? This may be a question that hard to answers when were talking of only one cause. For in reality,  there are several basic contributors that each one funnel into the larger supply of the problem, and bellow are some of them:
  • Dehydration of the nasal cavities due to several elements  including allergy medications
  • Allergies that cause clogs within the air ways
  • Flu and Cold
  • Thickening of the tissues along the nasal passage.
  • Irritation of the air passages because of overuse of nasal sprays.
  • Smoking that causes inflammation within the air passages
  • Blockage of the airflow because of big tongue.
  • Obesity
  • Excessive intake of alcohol
  • Abnormally large guts or belly
  • Abnormal enlargement of the tonsils or the adenoids
  • Swelling of the thyroid gland or goiter
  • Medicines that initiate relaxation
  • Inefficient neural control on the nasal membranes
Snoring Prevention

Usually, precaution of the major causes will treat snoring, includes prohibition from drinking alcohol, smoking and  some relaxants, and keeping of a perfect weight. All these have adverse effects not only on the body however will  directly lead to lose muscles to vibrate abnormally.

How to Stop Snoring

Stop Snoring
Treatments to stop snoring can be a change in lifestyle habits, use of stop snoring aids and more intensive surgeries. The  selection is generally set for the snorer to require, depending on the aggravation of the condition.

Stop Snoring Devices
  • CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Appliance
  • Anti-snoring pillows /stop snoring pillows
  • Nasal Valve Dilators
  • Adjustable beds
  • Stop snoring sprays
  • Stop Snoring Mouthpiece (Mandibular Advancement Devices)
  • Tongue-retaining flange and tongue retaining devices
  • Nasal breathing equipments.
All anti snoring devices above can stop someone from snoring, but snoring may be caused by other medical condition that  will need medical attention. To be safe, have your family member or relative be checked by a doctor to understand  specifically what treatment does she/he need.  

Stop Snoring Mouthpiece
Stop Snoring Mouthpiece
Stop Snoring Mouthpiece also known as Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) works by holding the lower jaw and tongue  forward making more space to breathe and prevent snoring.