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Helpful Tips to Stop Snoring: Causes and Remedies
by J.Reed

A lot of people snore occasionally, but if this problem happens quite frequently, it can cause serious problems. For one, it can affect the person's quality and amount of sleep, as well as the other members of the family. Additionally, snoring can also lead to fatigue, mood swings, and increased health complications. If you are having troubles due to your snoring, it is best to first understand what causes it, and what medical remedies are available to help you stop snoring.

Causes Of Snoring

The causes of snoring vary between different individuals. If you have received complaints about your snoring, it is best to learn why you are snoring. This will help you find the right solutions to help you stop snoring.

So where does the sound of snoring come from? Snoring happens when the air cannot freely move through the nose and mouth while the person is sleeping. It is usually caused by the narrowing of the airway- either from abnormalities of the soft tissues found in the throat, or due to the individual's sleeping position. The narrow airway will get in the way of breathing; thus creating the snoring sound. Generally, people who snore have too much throat or nasal tissue, which causes it to vibrate when sleeping. Here are the common reasons why people snore:
  • Age: While you age, your throat becomes narrower and the muscle tone in your throat will also decrease.

  • Your body structure: For men, they have narrower air passages than women; thus, they are more likely to snore. Additionally, you are more prone to snoring problems if you have a narrow throat, inflamed adenoids, and other bodily attributes that can contribute to snoring. These physical attributes are usually hereditary.

  • Nasal or sinus problems: If your airways are blocked, it will make inhalation difficult which creates a vacuum in the throat; hence leading to snoring.

  • Body Position While Sleeping: When you sleep on your back, it can cause the flesh of your throat to relax which will then block your airway.

When To See A Dentist Who Specializes In Snoring Dental Problems

Chronic snoring is not a problem which you can ignore. This may be a sign of a more serious health complication. Consulting with a dentist who specializes in snoring dental problems will help uncover underlying medical conditions, such as sleep apnea or other sleep-related breathing problems. Here are some of the red flags you must look out for:
  • Snoring loudly and heavily

  • Fatigue during the day

  • Stop breathing or gasping and choking during sleep

  • Falling asleep at inappropriate time, such as during a meal or conversation
After your consultation with a dentist or physician, the medical professional will recommend certain medical remedies. Here are a few of them:
  1. Dental Appliances: The dental appliances, oral devices, or lower jaw-positioners are among the best medical remedies available. This will help open your airway by bringing your lower jaw or your tongue forward while you are asleep. If you want this remedy, you need to look for a dentist who specializes in these devices.

  2. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP): This machine will blow pressurized air into a mask which you will wear over your nose or face. This will help in keeping your airway open while you are asleep.

  3. Surgery: Typically, this procedure will help increase the size of your airway by removing the tissues that causes the snoring problem. However, this procedure also entails certain risks which you need to consider.

About the Author

The writer of this post offers information about the causes and remdies for snoring. She also writes for dentist in Boise who specializes in applying dental appliances. You can learn more about snoring dental problems at

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