The causes of snoring vary for different people, anything from alcohol to blocked sinuses or even the position in which you sleep. Anything that causes the air passageways to narrow is likely to cause snoring.
We have listed some of the most common causes of snoring to help you identify the root cause of yours.
- Substances like alcohol or drugs that promote muscle relaxation can constrict the air passageway thereby causing snoring.
- Another of the more common causes of snoring is a stuffy nose brought on by a cold, sinus problems or allergies. When your nose becomes stuffy, less air can go through the nasal passage so the throat tries to pull air in through the mouth with extra force, which in turn can cause snoring.
- For those who are overweight, the existence of fatty tissues in the throat will mean a narrower air passageway which increases the likelihood of snoring.
- Physical attributes like large adenoids, large tonsils, a long tongue, a small lower jaw or a deviated nasal septum are also all recognised causes of snoring.
- Asthma and/or smoking can irritate and constrict air passageways which worsens the condition.
- If you sleep on your back, the tongue and jaw tend to go down to the back of the mouth and limit the air passageway, which in some people can cause snoring.
Knowing the causes of snoring is a good start, but it is just the beginning. Making lifestyle changes to remove some of these causes should help, but you may still need more help to alleviate the condition. Read about Treatment for Snoring to see what else you can do to get a peaceful night’s sleep.
You can also find out how the Adkins Snoring Aid treats some of the causes of snoring.