What is snoring, why do we snore?


Three-quarter of snoring problems are due to having a very narrow beginning spot of the nose or closure at the area. Therefore, in order to breathe easy, we tend to lean back and breathe through our mouth. When we lean back and breathe through our mouth, our tongue tends to drop back narrowing our breathing way at our throat. At this instant, with the vibration of the tissues we experience apnea that causes the snoring sound. In other words, we start snoring. Even for a few seconds, the tongue can prevent air. If this should occur each night, then it is called apnea. Apnea is very dangerous to our health. Nowadays it is noted that 4-5 man out of 10 over their 20s sometimes, and 3 are snoring all the time. Amongst women, over the age of 40 along with menopause the same percentage of snoring issue is detected.

What are the reasons for snoring?

One of the reasons is that the tissues in the throat are very large. Large tonsils and nasal gum are the most common cause of snoring in children. A thick neck observed amongst overweight people can be determined as a cause. Sometimes snoring can be caused by tumors or cysts. A soft palate or too long and baggy small tongue can narrow the air path to the throat; since it is hanging towards the air-way that causes a valve effect on the air-way. The tautness of the throat and tongue muscles is lessened. When laid down, the relaxed muscles can not prevent the tongue from slipping to the back of the throat. This situation occurs when some medications are being used, due to alcohol consumption and etc., and so muscle control is not possible. In some people who sleep deeply, muscle relaxation occurs causing the same outcome. In people suffering from stuffy nose, a vacuum effect is created while trying to breathe. This vacuum effect sucks the collapsible muscles towards the air-way. Therefore people who do not snore under normal conditions start snoring when they have a stuffy nose. Some people say that they experience this effect while suffering from the flu. Some nose deformities are known to cause the same issue. This is one of the most commonly encountered issues. Deviation is defined as the leaning of the middle part of the nose to the sides. The lack of muscle functions due to side effects of muscle relaxers and similar drugs.

Psychological reasons.

Is Snoring a Disease?

Snoring can be a social issue as well as the premise symptom of certain serious diseases. Snoring people are made fun of by their family members as well as the society. It is a known fact that spouses of snoring people sleep an hour less every evening. This might end creating family issues that might lead to a divorce. Among the surveys conducted in the last years, 86% of the divorce reason is the snoring of a spouse. To take care of everyday business, people need to be able to concentrate, feel well balanced and need to be productive. And the most important factor to gain energy depends on a good, sound sleep. In addition to the negative effects snoring causes breathing defects that might lead to fatal diseases. The worst of them all is Obstructive sleep apnea. For obstructive sleep apnea experts suggest using Happysleep snoring apparatus. Moreover, sleeping lying on your back will cause the effects indicated above and will be a factor for snoring. Since the tongue hangs backwards it increases the force of snoring. The muscle system relaxes during sleep. Muscles found on the upper respiratory system loose their tautness and relax, as a result the vibration of the tongue and the pallet muscles cause snoring. The respiratory system completely may shut during sleep. As a result a void happens and causes laps in breathing, or cuts breathing in sleep. To avoid suffocation the brain suffering from lack of oxygen triggers the person to wake up. This reaction of the brain is very crucial, but it may lead to sleep disorder.