Snoring – Potential Causes and Potential Cures

The first thing required to cure snoring is to identify the cause of snoring in your particular case

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Have you ever thought that what causes you to snore? There are four main causes of snoring. The first and foremost cause, which is the most common cause in most of the people, is being overweight. Excessive fat on your neck makes the passage of air narrow and that causes you to snore. The extra weight is due to poor eating habits in people together with a lack of exercise. This causes obesity which then leads to a snoring tendency.

The second major cause of snoring in most people is consumption of alcohol and sleeping pills or tranquilizers before going to sleep. It has been proven that alcohol and tranquilizers can depress your central nervous system and loosen up the muscles of your jaw and throat, making snoring more likely. His consumption of alcohol before, or even two to three hours before sleeping, can cause snoring.

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The third reason for snoring that is very common in most of the snorers is smoking and nasal congestion. Smoking is an activity that makes your body produce excess mucus. This causes the passage of air to block and results in snoring. Most smokers have a problem of nasal congestion. Also, some people do not take care of their nasal problems and leave them untreated. These results in obstruction the free path of air while you sleep and causes difficulty in breathing. This difficulty in breathing is witnessed as snoring.

The fourth cause of snoring is improper sleeping posture. People who sleep on their back snore more. This is due to the fact that, this position allows your tongue to fall back in your throat and thus create a blockage. This results in snoring.

The cures to snoring are many. The first thing required to cure snoring is to identify the cause of snoring in your particular case. If you are obese try and reduce your weight. Exercise daily and follow a healthy routine. If you smoke a lot, try to cut down your smoking. If you have some untreated problems of nasal congestion, do not avoid and take proper medication.


You can try some of the nasal sprays that are available in the market these days. If you consume alcohol, make sure you do not do so before sleeping. Try to avoid sleeping pills and tranquilizers. Also, if you have a habit of sleeping on your back, try to sleep on your sides. Also, you should sleep with your bed tilted so that your head is raised a bit upwards. Sleeping with your head raised may take some of the pressure off the airway, making breathing easier and reducing snoring.

Other than the cures listed above, there are a number of other potential cures that are available on the market. There are aides like nasal sprays that are available as a cure to nasal congestion that causes snoring. Then there are mouth guards available that hold your teeth together and does not let your jaw down. Also there are chin up strips available that avoid your chin from falling while you sleep. Another cure to snoring is using the aides like an anti snoring pillow to correct your sleeping posture. Acupressure products like finger ring and nose ring are available as a cure to snoring. Last but not the least, a snoring implant can also be a cure available for severe snorers.

Source by Dr.