If you snore or happen to share a bed with someone who does, then you know how disruptive and problematic it can be. Not only does it lead to poor sleep for the person snoring, it often carries over and negatively effects the quality of sleep that others around them get.
Snoring occurs when the muscles located in the roof of the mouth, tongue, and throat relax as you drift off to sleep. The muscle tissues in the throat become so relaxed that they end up partially blocking your airway and vibrate with each breath of air. The louder the snorer, the narrower and more constricted their airway is, which in turn leads to labored breathing. The increased force of air rushing past the relaxed tissues causes them to vibrate more and snore louder.
Many factors may cause or contribute to snoring. They include sleep position, nasal congestion, alcohol consumption, sleep deprivation, obstructed nasal passages, throat weakness, obesity, the way one’s mouth is shaped, obstructive sleep apnea, and more. Whatever the cause may be, there is a simple home remedy that can help stop snoring and bring much needed relief to those who suffer from its effects, whether directly or indirectly.