What causes snoring?


Snoring is caused by the vibration of nasal and throat tissues to produce sound in the course of sleep due to the free-less  movement of air through the nose and the throat.

To be frank, snoring can be embarrassing and disturbing sometimes. There are chaos and confusion in certain marriages due to snoring. You may really find it so hard to sleep in the same room with someone who snores if you are really sensitive to sound.
In rare cases, the tongue positioning during sleep can also result in snoring.
Read our article on How To Stop Snoring
The following are few common causes of snoring:
1. Age
The older you grow, the more the strength of the muscles in your nose and throat reduces. 

2. Overweight
The more you get fat, the bigger your tissues becomes. And we all know that fat tissues in certain parts of the body like the neck and throat can result in snoring during sleep. 

3. Air passage ways
Studies have shown that, the smaller your are passage ways, the more prone you would be to excessive snoring.
According to some sources, men are more prone to snoring due to their narrow air passage ways as compared to that of ladies. 

4. Stuffy nose
Stuffy nose can cause the air being breathed in and out to come into contact with the walls of the nose and the tissues in the nasal cavity. This can therefore results in unpleasant production of a sound known as snoring.

5 Alcohol intake
Alcohol intake can weaken some of your body's muscles and tissues which can therefore result in snoring.

6. Tranquillisers
Tranquillisers are known to be the cause of snoring in few cases. Taking in tranquillisers like lorazepam, diazepam and many more can reduce muscle strength which therefore can result in snoring.

7. The way you sleep.
Sleeping with your face facing up can reduce or decrease the space within throat. This causes the air you breathe in and out to strike against the walls of the throat to produce an awful snoring sound.

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