How Can I Stop my Husband from Snoring?
Does your partner snore at night? Let’s have a look at what snoring is and why do some people snore.
Snoring is the hoarse sound that happens when air can’t move freely through your nose and throat during sleep. People who snore may have various reasons for it and often makes getting a better sleep quite difficult for them.
Did you know?
The average sound ranges between 50-100dB
Snoring is caused by obstruction of air in the throat when soft palate tissues around it relax. Anyone can snore; in fact, a recent study indicates that 45% of men and 25% of women snore on a regular basis. Here are six common causes of snoring.
Tobacco use – Tobacco causes relation of the throat muscles and produces nasal congestions causing snoring.
Sleeping posture – Sleeping on your back facilitates the flesh of the throat to relax and block the airway.
Alcohol or drugs – Alcohol and medications also cause muscle relaxation leading to more snoring.
Nasal and sinus problems- Obstructed airways or a stuffy nose make breathing difficult, leading to snoring.
Overweight – Fatty tissue and poor muscle tone also aid in snoring
Aging– snoring tends to worsen with age
Snoring is usually associated with a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that causes shallow breaths or pauses in breathing during sleep. However, not everyone who snores has this condition, but it is likely. Here are other symptoms of sleep apnea:
- Sore throat upon awakening
- Loud Snoring
- Chronic insomnia
- Gasping or choking in your sleep
- Feeling tired and fatigued during the day
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Morning headaches
- Chest pain at night
- Restless sleep
- High blood pressure
Health Risks of Snoring
People who snore or have sleep apnea are at a high risk of health problems and should seek immediate help from a doctor. Here are some conditions linked to snoring and sleep apnea:
- Stroke and heart attack
- Memory loss
- Loss of sexual interest
- Fetal Complications
- High blood pressure
Do you have a partner who snore?
Snoring doesn’t have to ruin your relationship. There are remedies such as oral appliances, positional therapy, nasal devices, and a few over-the-counter products that can help with snoring.