Is Snoring Squashing Your Sleep?

Thursday September 30th, 2021

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Why Do People Snore in the First Place?

Snoring occurs when the tissues in the airway move toward the back of the throat during sleep, narrowing the airway when breathing.  This causes that vibration sound we call snoring.

According to the Sleep Foundation, nearly 60% of men and 40% of women snore.  Approximately 30% of children in the United States snore as well.  Almost everyone snores occasionally, but it is more common in some people compared to others.

Snoring can be light and infrequent.  However, It can also be heavy and may indicate a possible health condition. Understanding why snoring occurs can help you take steps toward preventing it and addressing any underlying health or sleep issues.

snoring man beside woman

Certain health conditions and risk factors such as medications, aging, smoking, alcohol use, and nasal congestion can result in increased chances of snoring. 

More serious issues like sleep apnea, deviated septums, and obesity also contribute to the likelihood and severity of one’s snoring habit.  

It’s important to note that snoring related to sleep apnea is often very loud. It may sound like snorting, choking, or gasping. Those with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) will sometimes stop breathing for a period of time while they are sleeping. If your loved ones notice these issues when you sleep, please seek medical attention.

What is Causing My Snoring?

You might be able to ask friends or family members to observe you when you are snoring. If patterns related to your snoring can be detected, you may be able to determine the underlying cause.

  • Snoring with your mouth closed. Could mean your tongue is blocking your airway.
  • Snoring with your mouth open. The tissues in your throat are most likely the culprit.
  • Snoring in every sleep position. If you experience this often, you may want to speak with a doctor about getting a more comprehensive review of your symptoms.
  • Snoring while sleeping on your back. Although this is common, there are ways to improve your sleeping habits to help decrease the occurrence of snoring. 

How Can I Prevent Snoring?

You can take pivotal steps to help decrease the probability of snoring while you sleep.  Some examples include:

  • Quit smoking. Yes, this one is hard.  But smoking irritates the nose and throat, which can result in blockage of the airway. In general, those who smoke are more likely to snore.
  • Lose weight. Even losing a little weight in the neck area can reduce the amount of fatty tissue in the back of the throat, which can help diminish snoring.
  • Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, and other sedatives. Certain medications and alcohol can irritate the muscles in the throat, leading to snoring.
  • Tone up. Toning the muscles in your neck (often through toning other areas of your body) can decrease snoring—even if you do not lose any weight.  
  • Use sleep aids. Choose specific products for your snoring issue.  

Making changes to your diet, developing a good exercise regimen, limiting alcohol consumption, and adjusting medications can all be helpful ways you can reduce snoring.  Another really helpful thing to do is change your sleeping position.

Sleep aids are often used to try to alleviate snoring.  The industry leader that has specifically developed inexpensive and effective new-age devices to reduce your chances of snoring is Sleep Connection.   

Get the Right Connection 

One of Sleep Connection’s best sellers is the Anti-Snore Wristband.  It was created and strategically designed with electrodes that help to reposition the body by sending an alert to the user when snoring is detected. 

The Anti-Snore Wristband interrupts your snoring without interrupting your sleep!  It works in connection with its patented Self-Adhesive Electrode Pads.  

Sleep Connection’s Electrode Pads provide a good night’s sleep by using impulse conductors that gently and safely send electrical signals to your body.  

The electrical feedback sent to the wristband from the electrodes does not produce a strong enough signal to wake up its wearer.  Instead, it sends a gentle, safe electrical signal that alerts the snorer to shift sleeping positions.  

Personalize it!  Let the wristband work best for you. The feedback signal is adjustable so you can modify it if it’s too strong or too weak.  

For most effective use, changing the electrode gel pads monthly is recommended.  With proper care, they will last about four weeks. Each pack comes with two soft, conductive gel pads.

Don’t Sleep On it — Get Yours Now!

The Anti-Snore Watch has allowed thousands of people to get a good night’s sleep.  It has also worked wonders for couples.  As both partners are able to sleep better, they begin to see a huge improvement in their lives.  Customers have reported they are more alert, more rested, more focused, and experience better moods.