Snoring is a malady that afflicts most everyone at some time or other in their lifetime. Children can suffer from it – some chronically and adults certainly snore for a variety of reasons. Some snore for a short period of time such as a woman during pregnancy because of weight gain, while others are subjected to its disturbance of their sleep and others throughout their life.
Snoring in children often occurs when a tonsil or adenoids are enlarged thereby causing a blockage in their air passages. It is therefore quite common to have surgeries performed to remove the adenoids and/or the tonsils to alleviate the symptoms of snoring and very often it does remedy the situation.
The cause of snoring for most people is breathing through their mouth when they are sleeping. The muscles in your throat relax and often your tongue drops down into the air passage causing blockage. This can result in a noise because the narrower passages make it more difficult to breathe and the muscles begin to vibrate.
Each person’s snore is different in tone, pitch and loudness as it is all based on the size of the individual, their weight and medical or health factors that might affect their breathing. Other things that affect your breathing and cause snoring can be medications or a cold or allergy that causes you to breathe through your mouth instead of your nose.
Cures for snoring can range from something as simple as changing to sleeping on your side instead of your back or raising your head with a pillow to more serious remedies that involve surgeries but there are many options in between with over the counter remedies and those that are not that costly. Snoring does not have to ruin your marriage but it takes time and effort to seek solutions.