Where does snoring come from?
Snoring can happen for any number of reasons. Identifying the root of snoring can help you solve the problem. Here are some of the origins for snoring.
Ideally, we want to breathe from our nose as it is a natural filter and humidifier. Snoring can happen when the mouth obstructs airflow. When you inhale during sleep, air enters the mouth. This air passes across the soft palate, through the back of the roof of the mouth, and on the way to the lungs. If any of these pathways are obstructed, then snoring occurs.
For instance, your tongue may get too relaxed and block the airway at the opening of your mouth . This is one of the most common causes of snoring. The tongue can get sucked back into the throat with each breath taken. Therefore, the relaxed tongue can narrow the passages in your throat and mouth during sleep.
The Back of the Throat
The uvula can collapse and block some of these airways. This is where the back of the mouth and the upper throat meet. We rely on the soft palate and uvula for allowing air to pass into the lunges. It also helps separate food and liquid down the esophagus.
However, the uvula can become obstructed or too relaxed. This can disturb the airflow, which can cause the uvula to vibrate and knock against the throat. The uvula can also knock against the soft palate.
Overweight people may also have extra tissues that narrow these airways. Further, an elongated uvula can obstruct airflow and increase vibration.
The soft palate and uvula may get swollen in the morning after snoring. People may experience an increased sensation of gagging after the swelling subsides.
Snoring from the nose is a secondary cause of snoring. Chronic nasal congestion or a crooked partition between your nostrils may contribute to your snoring. Allergies, colds or deformities of cartilage (deviated septum) in the nose can also add to restricted airways in the nose.
Swelling or obstruction in either nostril can force you to breathe through your mouth. Unfortunately, mouth breathing does not save you from snoring either.
You could also have obstructive sleep apnea. This serious medical condition means that your throat tissues partially or completely block your airway, which prevents you from breathing during sleep. This can lead to light and interrupted sleep as your body may stop breathing for a few seconds. If you gasp for air or stop breathing all together while you sleep these are signs of sleep apnea. Consult with your physician to get tested.
Combinations of all three
Again, vibrations can come from any or all three of these airways. Hence, all three can cause vibrations with each other. More tissue vibrations lead to louder snoring. Further, the tonsils and adenoids can also vibrate. Not to mention, alcohol and tobacco consumption can lead to these muscles relaxing too much during sleep. Plus, sleep deprivation can also cause any of these muscles to vibrate when you sleep. That means it is not easy finding the main cause for snoring. This is why you should consider the SnoreStop Kit to help you find a snoring solution that works. SnoreStop’s unique nasal and throat sprays address the most common areas of snoring. Don’t waste your time with mouth guards or surgeries that might not address your vibrating tissues. SnoreStop sprays will prevent the tissues in your airways from relaxing or swelling too much.
This will help improve your sleep. Improved sleep leads to an improved life.