From my observations and studies, I found that people generally try to find solutions for medical problems without knowing the cause or root of the problem. My experiences have taught me that this is the wrong approach in finding a solution or cure for any problem. In fact, people should always practice the research approach or a methodological in finding a solution.

This principle also applies to the topic of our discussion in this blog today. I found many people to be ignorant on doing a research on snoring before they try a treatment. I always advice my clients to approach the snoring issues through a proper research. Only then, you can have a better understanding on how to cure your snoring .

If you do not have the time to do research, bookmark this blog and read all the research that have been done on the topic of snoring. I have and will be publishing a lot of information that you need to know about snoring. You will learn on how to put an end to your snoring problems. Use this information and evaluate your condition before you apply any snoring remedies.

So let’s get the ball rolling here.

Definition of Snoring

One need to understand what is actually snoring. Many can identify snoring through the noises an individual make while asleep. But you need to know the meaning of snoring and how it actually occurs? Or else you are not going to get the right treatment.

I have seen many definition of snoring. But the best definition of snoring that I have come across is from the Medical Dictionary (source:-Medicinenet.Inc), where they define “Snoring as rough rattling noise made on inspiration during sleep by vibration of the soft palate (the back of the roof of the mouth) and the uvula (the prominent structure dangling down at the back of the mouth).” In short, snoring can be identified through the noise that you make during your sleep. This is caused by the vibration of the respiratory structures due to obstructed air movement (breathing) while you are asleep.

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During inspiration, air on its way to the lungs passes through the tongue, the soft palate, the uvula, and the tonsils. So when a person is awake, the muscles in the back of the throat tighten to hold these structures in place. This prevents them from collapsing and vibrating in the respiratory structure. However, when a person is asleep, the soft palate and uvula may vibrate (due to the weak muscles) causing the sounds of snoring.

Just like when we speak, our vocal cords vibrate to form our voice, right? Snoring is caused by vibrations that cause particles in the air to form sound waves while we are asleep. The turbulent airflow can cause the tissues of the nose and throat to vibrate and give rise to snoring. Snoring is a sound resulting from turbulent airflow that causes tissues to vibrate during sleep.

Now, I hope you have a better understanding of the definition of snoring. I hope this have cleared the old saying that snoring is caused by a lion in your stomach.

So now the definition of snoring is cleared, let’s study what causes snoring. We need to understand the term snoring in order to find the best solution.

What causes snoring?
How Snoring Occurs

When we are breath, air flows in and out in a steady stream from our nose or mouth to our lungs. If we are sitting and breathing, there are hardly any sounds. This changes when our action or movement is changed. For example, when we exercise, the air movement in our body is much faster that when we are sitting. That’s the reason why we produce some sounds as we breathe during exercises. This happens because air is moving in and out of the nose and mouth more quickly. This is caused by the vibration of the tissues in the nose and mouth during the turbulence to the airflow (causes by the exercises).

Now, please take note of this. It is essential to understand this part of the article in finding the best solution to your snoring problems. During sleeping period, the area at the back of the throat can narrow at times. As a result, there is a smaller opening for the air to move near the throat area. This causes the tissues on the surrounding area to vibrate. As you have read above, this vibration causes the sounds of snoring.

Please take note, the cause of the narrowing at the back of the throat varies according to the individual. The narrowing can be in the nose, mouth, or throat and there is hundreds of reason why it happens.

So, before you jump and try the various solutions snoring and remedies out there aren’t glad that you have read this article? That’s why, I always advice my clients, understand what actually causes your snoring before you jump into the snoring solutions and the remedies wagon.

Now, why is snoring an issue? It is just the sound that caused by the movement of air, right? Yes, but there is a lot more hidden things that you need to know before you take the steps to cure your snoring. So, let’s study whether snoring is really a problem?

Why people say that snoring is a problem?

Generally, snoring can cause health and social problems.

I hate to say this. But snoring sometimes can be the only sign of a more serious problem. It is always strongly recommended that people with snoring problems should be examined and goes through a proper snoring clinical test. This is to check and identify if the person has other problems such as sleep apnea, other sleeping problems or other sleep related breathing problems. If there is any sign of these problems, it is always advisable to get early treatment.

However, if the snorer sleeps and breathes normally, then snoring is only a problem for the snorer's sleeping partner. In fact, snoring often disrupts the sleep of the snorer’s partner. There are many cases, where the partners of snorers have reported leaving the bedroom or making the snorer leaves the bedroom. Here, snoring can be the cause of a significant social problem for the snorer and the sleeping partner.

You got the picture?

I really hope that now you have a better understanding of what snoring is. I will examine the topic of snoring in more detail in my next article. So, please subscribe to my feed or be sure to come check this Stop Snoring Methods site on how to identify and evaluate snoring problems.

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