When it comes to snoring, chances are you may not know about the affliction unless someone brings it to your attention, usually the person that shares your bed. That said, these less than mellifluous sounds may be indicative of other problems, which may need to be addressed.
Types of Snorers
Many people don’t know that there is more than one type of snorer. In fact, some of them include:
- Mouth breathers
- Tongue snorers
- Nose snorers
Now that we have identified three of the more common snoring afflictions, let’s take a moment to explore them individually, starting with mouth breathers.
Mouth breathers are those who with an unusually relaxed jaw; when individuals with this condition go to sleep, their jaw becomes very slack. As the flow of air moves from their mouth to the nose, the tissues that make up the airway begin to vibrate, leading to snoring.
Tongue snorers are those whose tongue moves towards the rear of the oral cavity while they are asleep. This event causes the airway to become obstructed, resulting in a turbulent airflow that produces loud snoring.
Nose snorers are those with nasal passages that, for some reason, have become obstructed. This condition causes one to breathe through their mouth as opposed to their nose, triggering the same symptoms commonly associated with mouth breathers.
A Note About Lifestyle Changes
In many cases, your lifestyle can dictate how well you sleep at night, and snoring is no exception. Some of the lifestyle changes that you can make to try to lessen your snoring include avoiding alcoholic beverages before bed and not sleeping on your back. However, for many people, these lifestyle changes can only do so much.