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If it's a peaceful night's sleep that you and your partner are after, then stop snoring solutions are what you need. Now first a little about snoring and then a look at what causes snoring, followed by snoring remedies. Most people snore occasionally for various reasons and even many dogs and some cats snore. Snoring can affect your health drastically, your job due to fatigue and lack of focus, your relationships due to irritability and decreased libido and, if your snoring is so loud that your bed partner can't sleep, you may end up sleeping in another bedroom or on the couch. Snoring is a common sleep disorder and it is thought that at least 30% of adults and possibly 50% of all people snore. Surveys by universities suggest an increased susceptibility to snoring as age increases and it occurs more frequently in men and people who are overweight. Snoring is caused by the vibration of breathing structures and is the result of the air movement being obstructed while sleeping. Because snoring forces air over oral and throat tissues, a dry environment is created, which then easily leads to "morning breath" and makes your mouth feel like the bottom of a bird cage. In some cases the sound may be quite soft, but in other cases, it can be very loud and rather unpleasant. The respiratory (breathing) passages are blocked due to the following reasons: •A narrow throat, cleft palate or enlarged adenoids and other physical attributes which contribute to snoring can be hereditary •Jaw being misaligned, often caused by tension in the muscles •Fat gathering in and around the throat •Obstruction in the nasal passageway or narrowing of the passageway especially as you age •The tissues at the top of airways touching each other causing vibrations •Relaxants such as drugs or alcohol relaxing the muscles of the throat •Sleeping on one's back, which may result in the tongue dropping to the back of the mouth DANGERS OF SNORING •Snorers have a markedly higher risk of developing heart attacks, high blood pressure, or strokes

•Snorers have a 300% higher risk of becoming involved in an automobile accident •Snorers have a 400% to 500% higher risk of daytime fatigue •Snoring causes sleep apnea, a serious medical condition, in 20% of all chronic snorers. •Snoring causes sleep disturbances that lead to increased anxiety, hyperirritability, decreased memory and poor concentration •Because air is snoring forced over oral and throat tissues, a dry environment is created, which then easily leads to bad breath and sour/bitter tastes •Snoring can also be a symptom of sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition. While snoring is caused by narrow airways, sleep apnea is a true breathing obstruction, which requires the sleeper to awaken to begin breathing again A person with sleep apnea wakes up many times a night to regain breathing, but usually remembers nothing at all about the awakenings. Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, but snoring by itself does not involve the cessation of breathing. stop snoring solutions Snoring can often seem like a problem without a solution - especially when it is causing you to lose sleep. If you want a stop snoring solution, it is important to consider the cause of the problem and try the simple remedies before you head off to the surgeon. •Limit alcohol as it causes your throat muscles to relax and block the air passage •Do not eat a large meal within about 3 hours of going to bed •Sleep on your side as sleeping on your back causes the epiglottis to fall back and block the airway •Elevate the head of your bed a little, which should make breathing easier and encourage your tongue and jaw to move forward. You could also get a few extra pillows and prop yourself up in bed •Clear your nasal passages If you have nasal congestion try taking a decongestant before you go to bed •Allergies, asthma, a cold, or sinus infections cause blocked airways making breathing difficult and creating a vacuum in your throat, leading to snoring •Nasal stripscan be bought from a pharmacy and taped onto your nose. They are supposed to open up the nasal passage allowing more free flow of air. Many athletes use them for the same reason

•Lose weight as being overweight and out of shape causes excess fatty tissue in the back of the throat and poor muscle tone which contribute to snoring •Quit smoking as smoking can irritate and swell the throat narrowing the air passage and cause nasal congestion •Sleeping pills or tranquilizers help you sleep, but they will relax your muscles and increase the chance of snoring •Dairy products should be avoided as they cause mucus to build up in the throat which can lead to snoring Dental appliances, oral devices, and lower jaw positioners Over the counter dental devices, which often resemble the mouth guards worn by rug players can help open your airway by bringing your lower jaw and your tongue forward while sleeping. One disadvantage of the these devices is the difficulty in setting up the correct jaw position. Most dental devices are acrylic and fit inside your mouth while some fit around your head and chin to adjust the position of your lower jaw. A dentist specializing in snoring or sleep apnea can help you with one of these devices. These appliances have been proven to be effective in reducing snoring. Surgery is an option for correcting snoring but should only be considered as a last resort and a sleep disorder specialist has been consulted. Positive airway pressure A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine can be used to control sleep apnea. To keep the airway open, a device pumps a controlled stream of air through a flexible hose to a mask worn over the nose, mouth, or both. Natural remedies There are various natural snoring remedies that may help. These can be in the form of herbal pills, acupressure devices or acupuncture. Natural Nasal/sinus drops are recommended for both snoring and allergy sufferers. It helps to cut down on mucus buildup and also attacks the sulfur-producing bacteria behind the sinus, in the throat and tonsil area, which cannot otherwise be reached. Alternative remedies for snoring - Are you ready to take up singing or a new instrument? •SingingSome people claim that singing can increase muscle control in the throat and soft palate, reducing snoring caused by lax muscles •Playing the didgeridoo is thought to strengthen the soft palate and throat, reducing snoring. Missing sleep is a major health risk and studies have shown that, if you continually get less than

six hours sleep a night your chances of living a long life are slim. If these stop snoring solutions do not help, consult your physician or an ENT, or ear, nose, and throat doctor (Otolaryngologist) who will advise you further.

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