Why do I snore so loud and what happens during the night? Let’s be clear. Snoring is an acoustic phenomenon characterized by a noise, of variable intensity. Along the respiratory tract by mobile and vibrating structures. Especially of the soft palate caused by partial obstruction of the airways.
If the obstruction is complete, the passage of air is temporarily interrupted and apnea occurs. Snoring, is not only a source of discomfort for those who share the bedroom or apartment with the snorer. It is above all a health problem for those who suffer from this disorder.
The reduction in diameter can occur in any area along the respiratory tract. Both the oropharynx and hypopharynx, and finally the nose . So, when the question: “why do I snore so loud” arise, we can say that whatever the level of shrinkage, the effect will be the induction of vibration of the soft palate with consequent snoring.
When we breathe normally, we use the nose. If the nasal way (for any reason) is closed or restricted, the air need to pass through the mouth. So, an aspiration on the pharyngeal structures tends to make them collapse and vibrate even without a reduction in diameter.
What are the causes of snoring?
Airway obstruction. If you have a sinusitis, deviated septum, or allergies, you could snore more than other people.
Overweight: being overweight, can increase the risk of snoring.
Uvula: if it is longer or softer than normal, that piece of tissue in the back of the mouth called the uvula, may increase the risk of snoring.
A palate with similar characteristics ( longer or softer than normal) also presents the same risk.
Mandible that is badly positioned: muscular tension can place the mandible in such a way to snoring. This is the reason why some mouth devices can be very effective in opening the airways and solving the problem.
Sleeping on your back can also positioning your tongue on the back of your mouth, resulting in snoring.
Is snoring dangerous?
Snoring is often little more than a nuisance, but not dangerous. There are situations where there is a possibility that it is a more important problem. Apart from that, snoring often causes insufficient SLEEP not only for those who snore, but also for those around them.
Therefore, it can also promote (to some extent) disorders related to lack of sleep, such as irritability, poor ability to concentrate during the day, drowsiness, and a decrease in libido. It is obviously true that snoring does not always lead to problems.
But it is also true that they seem linked to the lack of sleep (caused by snoring). Preventing snoring, can lead to a better quality of sleep and health.
How to stop snoring: natural remedies
Snoring, is often caused by bad eating habits, incorrect POSTURE or allergies that cause nasal congestion. Identifying the cause is the first step to stop snoring. Among the natural remedies to snore less or even stop snore we point out some essential oils.
Thanks to their decongestant properties, are able to exert a beneficial effect on the mucous membranes and ease nasal ventilation even at night. Prepare a mixture of essential oils: eucalyptus, juniper, pine and peppermint. Pour 25 ml of this mixture on a damp handkerchief and place it on the radiator in the bedroom.
You can put a few drops of these essential oils directly into the aroma diffuser or on the pillowcase. It is important to understand the cause of nasal congestion and act quickly. If you are allergic to dust, keep your bedroom clean.
Moisture and mould
Baths with water and sea salt are very effective, made with a special nasal pump. A decongestant effect is obtained by practicing fumigation with water and bicarbonate. Other natural remedies to stop snoring are:
Avoid alcoholic beverages.
Avoid sedative drugs.
Sleep on the side.
Use orthopaedic pillows are excellent to stop snoring and to ease the muscle tensions that cause morning HEADACHES (to prevent problems in the cervical area).
Orthopaedic pillows support the NECK, to make sure the right position not only of the airway, but also of the jaw and cervical area. Orthopaedic pillows give a slight reduction in snoring.
How to stop snoring: mechanical solutions
Is not hard to find mechanical devices to insert in the mouth or nose. These tools help the passage of oxygen, avoiding the vibrations that generate the noise (snoring). Among these mechanical devices, the so-called anti-snoring mouth splints are very valid.
Better to consult a dentist for anti-snoring mouth splint. This is a plaque (usually of resin) to place between the two dental arches, to change the space between the same arches. Does not cause any change to the bite, allows only the passage of air without noise production (snoring).
These splints avoid airway obstructions, allow jaw advancement and push the tongue forward. They are very useful devices for those who suffer from sleep apnea.