7.12.2013

Snoring Partner?


Do you ever have this problem?  I do almost every night to the point where I want to run somewhere else or make him stop no matter what!  But, how do we deal with this problem?  First, let's find out what makes a person snore...


Possible Causes:
  • If you have too much throat or nasal tissue, or "floppy" tissue that is prone to vibrate more. It also could be how your tongue is positioned at night which can block the air flow.
  • As you become older, your throat becomes narrower and therefore, the muscle tone in your throat decreases.
  • Sadly, it can be the way you're built. Physical hereditary attributes, such as: a narrow throat, a cleft palate, enlarged adenoids, can contribute to snoring.
  • Any nasal or sinus problem you may have can block the airway and make inhalation difficult which can create a vacuum in the throat, causing snoring.
  • Fatty tissue and poor muscle tone from being overweight or out of shape can cause snoring.
  • Taking any alcohol, medications or smoking can increase muscle relaxation leading to snoring.
  • Try not to sleep on your back since it causes the flesh of your throat to relax and block the airway. Sleep on your side. Middle age and beyond, your throat becomes narrower, and the muscle tone in your throat decreases.


How / Why your snore:
  • Closed-mouth snoring may indicate a problem with your tongue.
  • Open-mouth snoring may be related to the tissues in your throat.
  • Snoring when sleeping on your back is probably mild snoring - improved sleep habits and lifestyle changes may be effective cures.
  • Snoring in all sleep positions can mean your snoring is more severe and may require a more comprehensive treatment.

Is it snoring or sleep apnea?
Snoring could indicate sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition that requires medical attention.  Sleep apnea is a breathing obstruction, causing the sleeper to keep waking up to begin breathing again.  Normal snoring doesn't interfere with the quality of your sleep as much as sleep apnea, so if you're suffering from extreme fatigue and sleepiness during the day, your problem may be more than just snoring.



Lifestyle changes to stop snoring:
  • Of course, there is always the "lose weight and exercise" routine and it applys here, as well.  Losing weight and toning your body can reduce fatty tissue in the throat and tone the muscles.
  • If you're a smoker, you have a pretty high risk of snoring and that is because it irritates the membranes in the nose and throat.
  • Alcohol, sleeping pills and sedatives need to be avoided before bedtime, because they relax the muscles in the throat to interfere with breathing.
  • Last, but not least, establishing a regular sleep cycle with your partner can help you sleep better and minimize snoring.


Bedtime remedies to help you stop snoring:
  • Clear nasal passages.
  • Keep bedroom air moist.
  • Reposition (elevating your head).
  • Avoid caffeine and heavy meals within two hours before bed, especially dairy and soy milk.
  • Sleep on your side.

If lifestyle changes or home remedies don't work, there are medical cures that are comfortable and effective. So, please check with your doctor for more information regarding treatments available.

* source: help guide.

Now, I wasn't expecting this to be so long and bullet heavy, so I am sorry for that!  I just thought this would be a good way to help someone who is having trouble dealing with a snoring partner (like I am).  I personally wanna strangle him some nights when the snoring is most heavy, but I know that won't help anything--Plus, I don't wanna kill him.  But please let me know if this was helpful to anyone and if I should add or remove anything to it.


Happy Friday, friends!
How do you deal with a snoring partner?

2 comments:

  1. Having a snoring partner definitely sucks. My husband is suffering from snoring so we decided he take a snoring mouthpiece. It helped him a lot.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this amazing and informative article ... enjoyed every bit of it .. :)

    Apu

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