Every night, I used to wake up after hearing a sound of road-roller on my bed. Yes, you guessed it right! My husband used to snore and snore as if there was no tomorrow. I was unaware of his snoring habit before marriage, otherwise, I would not have to hear his mind blasting snores. I am sure that there are many other ladies as well as gentlemen who feel exactly the same way as I did, because of their spouses, who use to drive a steam engine during sleep. I was so pissed off his habit that I decided to research on snoring. The following account would definitely give you all an idea about the intriguing world of Snoring:
What is snoring? Just after hearing this word, the very first thought that comes to mind is of the irritating sound that affects the sleep of not only the snorer but also of all the other people around him. However, its easiest definition “Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures, namely uvula and soft palate, and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping”, may not be quite easy to understand. But it clearly refers to blockage in the throat, nasal passage or respiratory system which results in loud or soft but extremely unpleasant sounds.
Now the next question that comes to mind is “What causes snoring?”
Well! Basically it is caused by the irregular airflow due to blockage. However, the following are some of the chief snoring causes:
(1.) Nasal Problems: Nasal congestion or commonly known as obstruction/blockage of nasal passage make people snore
(2.) Dental problems: Misfit dentures or misproportionate jaws can also result in snoring
(3.) Sleep Apnea: It is related to the obstruction of airway by the throat tissues or due to Tonsils and affects breathing which results in the irritating sounds
(4.) Allergies can also play a vital role in snoring
(5.) Alcohol: Consumption of too much alcohol before sleeping also relaxes the throat muscles which could not defend the airway blockage and cause snoring.
(6.) Overweight: Excess of anything is bad and snoring is no different.
The above are the main causes of snoring. Hope you liked my research work!
There are also some of the easiest remedies to get rid of this highly condemned sleeping disorder.