If you are reading this page, chances are high that either you snore or your bed partner. We understand how difficult it can get, although people never tend to pay attention to snorers nor do they consider it a health hazard. 

If you are wondering, why do you snore when you are asleep, here is more information to help you find a solution. People snore when their airflow is restricted and cannot flow freely through their mouth or nose.  When airflow is forced through an area that has been obstructed, the soft tissues in the mouth, nose, and throat come into contact with one another and begin vibrating.  These vibrations make a grumbling, rattling, or snorting sound that we refer to as snoring.  For the more severe cases of snoring, there is a wide range of sleep snoring treatment solutions currently available.

Symptoms of Chronic Snoring

Snoring sounds often vary.  With some individuals, snoring is often a series of quiet vibrations or whistling noises while in the more severe cases, it can be extremely loud grumbling or snorting.  Many individuals never realize how bad their snoring is until their partner starts complaining about it.  Chronic snorers typically:

  • feel tired throughout the day
  • have a dry, sore throat when waking up
  • toss and turn throughout the night

The lack of quality sleep due to chronic snoring can cause difficulties concentrating or focusing, headaches, and irritability or moodiness.  And this not only affects the snorers but their partners as well. Due to the noise, most bed partners have a tough time and suffer with the ill-effects of passive snoring. Thus, with couples who are sleep deprived, with mood swings, their relationship suffers. 

In addition to their snoring, some individuals may gasp for air because they stop breathing when they’re sleeping.  This is a common sign of sleep apnea and can lead to more serious health issues if it’s left untreated or ignored.

Who is more at Risk for Snoring?

Snoring is relatively common.  In fact, many individuals snore occasionally during their lifetimes.  However, it becomes increasingly more common in men over the age of 50 who are obese or seriously overweight.  Fortunately, there are a number of solutions for snoring, one of which is Asonor Anti-snoring Solution.  The bottom line is that nearly everybody snores at one time or another, including infants, children, and adults.  Some individuals are more at risk for snoring than others.  Those risk factors include:

  • Drinking alcohol and taking sedatives – alcoholic beverages along with certain prescription medications relax muscles and restrict the flow of air through the mouth, nose, and throat
  • Gender – snoring is more common among men than women
  • Your age – as we grow older, snoring becomes more common because our airways get constricted from decreased muscle tone
  • Your anatomy – enlarged adenoids or tonsils, a large tongue, or a long soft palate can make it difficult for air to pass through the mouth and nose.  A deviated septum or displaced nose cartilage can also obstruct one’s airflow
  • Your family history – if you have/had a parent that is/was a chronic snorer, this puts you at risk for developing similar problems
  • Your overall health – nasal stuffiness associated with allergies and colds can block the flow or air through the mouth and nose.  Additionally, pregnant women are more likely to develop snoring issues due to changes in their hormones and weight gain
  • Your weight – sleep-related breathing disorders and chronic snoring are more common among individuals who are obese or seriously overweight

5 easy Ways You can eliminate or reduce Snoring Problems

There are a number of ways that you can eliminate or at least reduce your snoring. Some are invasive, such as CPAP devices, oral appliances, and surgery while others, such as allergy and cold medications that relieve nasal congestion and nasal strips, are non-invasive.  The following 5 lifestyle changes can help you reduce your snoring problems and eliminate the need for a sleep snoring treatment:

Avoid drinking alcohol and taking sedatives – both of these relax the muscles in the back of the throat and elevate your risk of snoring.  Drinking alcohol within 4 to 5 hours before bedtime can make snoring even worse.  In fact, individuals who normally don’t have snoring issues will snore if they drink alcohol late into the evening.

Change your sleeping position – sleeping on your side rather than your back may help prevent snoring problems.  When you sleep on your back, the base of the tongue as well as the soft palate collapse back towards the throat wall and cause a vibrating sound while you sleep. When you sleep on your side, the airways are kept open and you tend to breathe better as the throat muscles do not fall back into the throat wall. 

Lose some weight – although individuals who aren’t overweight snore sometimes as well, losing weight can help eliminate or reduce the number of snoring episodes you have.  Gaining weight means gaining tissue around the throat.  This can squeeze the throat’s internal diameter which makes it more likely that it will collapse while you sleep and trigger snoring.

Practice better sleep hygiene habits – poor sleeping habits can have a similar affect to drinking alcohol or taking sedatives.  For example, working long hours after not getting enough sleep the night before means you’ll be overly tired when you get to bed.  You’ll experience a deeper, harder sleep, thereby causing the throat muscles to be floppier and cause you to snore.

Open your nasal passages – one of the best solutions for snoring due to stuffy nasal passages is our Asonor Anti-snoring product.  This product has been clinically proven to be effective at reducing snoring in 75% of the cases studied.  

For more information, e-mail your questions to [email protected] or visit the Asonor website by clicking here. Our business representatives are available to take your questions and help you get answers about our product as well as about snoring. Call NOW!

About Neha Sharma

Asonor is the market leader in Denmark within its category. Asonor
effect on snoring is clinically proven and was registered in 2005 by the health authorities in
the EU. Today Asonor is registered by the health authorities in more than 70 countries. At
Asonor, we aim to help you sleep comfortably, breathe easier and live healthier. We are the
world leading brand in anti-snoring medicine, distributing worldwide through an expanding and
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