The sound of snoring is caused by blocked airflow in the respiratory system caused by overly relaxed throat muscles and tissues. The soft tissue in the throat and roof of the mouth vibrates as a result of the restricted air, creating a sound while sleeping. Snoring can be caused by both breathing in and breathing out.
Snoring can be loud, causing discomfort to the snorer, their partner, and others around them, but it can also be gentle. The amount of air that flows through the narrow route of the neck determines the level of snoring. If the neck muscles and tissues that line the route are overly relaxed, the air cannot move through freely, causing the sound to become louder.
Snoring is more common in people who have too much throat and nasal tissue, or “floppy” tissue that is more likely to vibrate. The tongue can also cause smooth airflow to be disrupted.
So, why do we just snore at night?
After all, we breathe air in and out throughout the day, and it travels through our bodies without causing us to snore. When we go to bed after a hard day at work, our body’s muscles and tissues relax, including those in our neck and mouth.
The relaxed muscles and tissue press down on the throat, obstructing the path with air.
How can you stop snoring when sleeping?
Some anti-snoring nighttime routines that you can undertake at home to help you stop snoring are included below. Because we are all unique and respond to different approaches, it may take some time, patience, and trial and error to figure out what works best for you (or your partner) to stop snoring:
Instead of sleeping on your back, try sleeping on your side
When you sleep on your back, the relaxed muscles and tissues in your throat push down and block airflow. Because you are usually unaware of your body’s position when sleeping, try employing positioning pillows to maintain a side sleeping position. These pillows are hefty and substantial enough to keep you in the side sleeping position and prevent you from rolling onto your back or stomach, as the name implies. When sleeping on your side, use a pillow behind and in front of you to keep your body from rolling. Your body will eventually adapt to side sleeping and you will no longer require the assistance of situating pillows.
Sew a tennis ball to the front and back of your pajamas
Although this treatment is a little more unpleasant than others, it has proven to be helpful for some people. The tennis balls will keep you in check if you roll out of your side sleeping position, as sleeping on a hard tennis ball is not enjoyable.
Because the sofa has a limited area for you to roll around, sleeping on it for a few weeks may train your body to sleep on its side. If the sofa is large enough for you to roll onto your back, use a positioning cushion behind you to save room. Your body will eventually learn to sleep on its side.
Note :- Zopiclone tablets are useful to treat sleeping problems but required a valid prescription.