Snoring is annoying…doesn’t matter if you snore or if you have to listen to someone snore. If you sleep in a straight position, while breathing air flows in and out of our lungs. Some of the reasons reported are due to excessive fatty tissues and enlarged soft tongue palate that causes people to snore. People who are overweight also tend to snore without their knowledge.
Normally, everyone will breathe through the noses but due to obstructive nasal passages, some people find it difficult to breathe.
There are various causes for blockage in nasal passages such as –
- deviated septum,
- sinus allergies,
- large (adenoids) tonsils at the back of our throat.
Due to such issues, people (also known as “mouth breathers”), find it difficult to breathe via nose as the flow of the air causes the tissues to vibrate more and thus, breathe more which leads to snoring.
Medicines and alcohol also play a great role in making people snore. Muscles of the tongue, neck and palate relax more while sleeping and thereby collapsing the airway for breathing which results in smaller air passage and great vibration of tissues which motivates a person to snore more.
Snoring can also be related due to sleep apnea which is a disorder where you suffer from repeated breathing between frequent pausing and feel sleepy even though you have completed a full night sleep. There are two types of apnea namely, obstructive sleep apnea (occurs when throat muscles relax) and central sleep apnea (proper signals are not given by the brain to the muscles that control our breathing).
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
If you have the following symptoms, you may be having sleep apnea though it may be difficult to differentiate between both the above types:
- hypersomnia which is excessive sleeping at daytime
- loud snoring
- waking up abruptly followed by short breathing (commonly found in central sleep apnea)
- sore or dry throat
- headaches in the morning
- insomnia (trouble in sleeping)
- trouble in concentration
Sleep apnea, if not treated at the right time can lead heart diseases and strokes. This can be co-related due to the fact that major people who experience sleep apnea suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension. If a person is habituated of kicking, jerking or any other bodily movements such as periodic limb movement disorder or restless leg syndrome, it is better to visit a sleep specialist as ignoring these can cause higher health risks. You may be asked to undergo sleep tests such as:
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
This test measures how many times a day one falls asleep after an overnight sleep.
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
In this test, the person is asked to try and stay awake with four 40 minute sessions with 2 hours break.
Lots of products such as nasal strips, chin-up strips, mandibular advancement devices, headband and mouthpieces are available in market to help you to stop snoring.
About Good Morning Snore Solution
Good Morning Snore Solution brings you a new device that will not restrict your jaw movement unlike other mouthpieces thus inducing you with quieter sleep. Though initially, certain users might have the tendency to drool (excess saliva) or feel a tender tongue, it might resolve in a few days practice. If you are in a habit of tooth clenching (bruxism), it would be appropriate to visit your dentist first before initiating the use of a snoring device. Try breathing through your nose for utmost benefit.