Snoring is a cause of sleep deprivation. Snoring is the vibration of respiratory organs and the resulting sound due to blockage of air passage during breathing.
The nose sides are made up of cartilage. Cartilage is a flexible bone and it holds the nostril open. In some people the nostril cartilage is more flexible and may collapse during breathing.
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The extra flexibility in the cartilage happens due to the natural aging process. When nostril cartilage collapses during breathing, the flow of air in and out of the nostril reduces and the resulting stress on nasal air passage ways can cause snoring.
What are the causes of snoring?
There are many factors or causes of snoring such as the structure of mouth and sinuses, allergies, heavy weight, a cold, alcohol consumption, sleep deprivation, sleep position and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) etc.
How to stop or how can I stop snoring nose in home?
To stop or get rid of snoring, first you have to identify how and why you are snoring. To find the right solution of snoring, it is necessary to identify the cause of snoring.
- Lose weight. If you drop even a few pounds, it can reduce fatty tissues in the back of the throat results decrease or stop snoring.
- Quit smoking. Smoking can irritate the membranes in the nose and throat which block the airways and cause snoring. You can reduce snoring by quitting smoking.
- It is also helpful to stop snoring. Exercising of arms, legs and abs and toning the muscles of throat can help to stop snoring.
- Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, and sedatives. They relax the muscles in the throat and interfere with breathing.
- Develop regular sleep patterns. To create a healthy and regular bedtime can helpful to minimize snoring.
- Sleep on side instead of back. You have to make a habit of side sleeping it can also reduce the snoring.
Anti-snoring Nasal devices: I recently wrote about Stopped up Runny nose
There are endless anti-snoring nasal devices which can protect you from snoring.
- Nasal Strips. These are made up of adhesive material and have a lot of spring in them. The nasal strip holds the nostrils to collapse when a person breathe deeply as he can.
- Naas Cones. Nasal cones are holding the nostrils from inside of the nose. It is a cone shape device and made up of a soft plastic. It has also many springs to hold the nostril open. They are passes in and out easily and it can prevent from snoring during sleeping.
- Stop Snoring Pillows. Anti-snoring pillows are made up by keeping the idea of sleeping position in mind. This pillows keep the head in a specific position that allows for a wider open airway.
- Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece. (MAD) Mandibular Advancement Devices.
MAD holds the jaws in forward position. Since jaw is advanced the tissues and muscles in your upper airway remain tightened, as if a person awake. This keeps airway free of blockage.
- Tongue Retaining Device (TRD).
A tongue retaining device also gets inserted in the mouth. It fits on the tip of the tongue. When a person falls asleep tongue cannot fall back toward airway. In this way a person can prevent of snoring.