Snoring Causes: What’s Yours?

blog-snoring-coupleYou’ve been given the bad news: you snore. Your family has kindly informed you that you are making a racket every night that is enough to wake the dead. Now it’s time to do something about the problem before you end up sleeping alone all of the time. To remedy your snoring, you need to get to the root of the problem. Take a look at the top, three snoring causes to find solutions.

1. Blocked Nasal Passages

If you are always fighting with allergies, sinus problems, or nasal congestion, snoring is going to be your nightly companion. Your airways are blocked and the effort to get enough air will produce a lot of noise. Clear up the allergies, sinus infections, and cold symptoms and you can rid yourself of the problem. Breathing strips on your nose may be helpful as well.

2. Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids

Your tonsils and adenoids could be to blame when it comes to snoring. If you have been plagued with tonsillitis and strep throat many a time since childhood, you may be dealing with enlarged tonsils that get in the way and make you snore. The adenoids, lymph nodes in the throat, can really wreak havoc as well. They can become swollen and infected, resulting in an excess of mucus in the nose and snoring. If this sounds like you, consider getting rid of your tonsils and adenoids.

3. Sleep Apnea

The most troubling cause of snoring is sleep apnea. This sleep disorder actually causes a person to stop breathing during the night. These episodes can occur dozens of times and last more than 10 seconds each time. As a result, there is never a good night’s rest. It puts a great deal of strain on the body and increases the risk of serious health problems.

Sleep apnea is commonly caused by an obstruction of the airways at night, typically when the throat collapses or there is excess tissue in throat. The soft palate can also cause issues.

Get quiet sleep back!

Your snoring could definitely be linked to sleep apnea. If you can eliminate other sources of snoring, talk to your doctor about diagnosing sleep apnea and getting proper treatment to address the problem. When your airway is clear, you can expect the roar of your snore to go away. You will also reap the benefits of a good night’s sleep and breathe easy.

If you would like to see if your snoring is caused by sleep apnea, take my sleep disorder questionnaire and I’ll reply with a free, no obligations diagnostic recommendation.