Getting rid of terrible snoring
Many people know such a problem as snoring. This makes it difficult for others to sleep and sometimes brings them to breakdowns, because listening to these “trills” at night is simply impossible. But here it is worth thinking about the health of the snoring, because this symptom can be very dangerous. And why, in general, does a person snore? And how to deal with it?
What it is?
For a start, get into the essence of snoring. It appears when an air jet passes through a narrowed airway. In this case, there is a characteristic rather loud sound. Sites of the pharynx with reduced tone with the passage of air begin in some places to come into contact with each other, to vibrate. It is worth noting that about a third of the adult population of the planet suffers from such a problem.
Is it dangerous!
In general, snoring is not only unpleasant for others, but also very dangerous. It's one thing when a person snores a bit from time to time. But if he snores constantly and very loudly, then this indicates a serious malfunction in his body.
But it is worth mentioning separately some of the consequences.First, the snoring wakes up not only those around them (they will, in the end, just run off to other rooms), but also themselves. Because of this, the brain can not completely shut down, a person does not rest at night. There is chronic fatigue, fatigue, performance decreases. But that is not all.
The fact is that if this problem is not eliminated, then strong snoring will lead to breath holdings in a dream (apnea). They can happen several times a night. Because of this, the level of oxygen in the blood drops sharply, which will negatively affect the whole body.
In addition, the risk of nocturnal heart attack or stroke increases, and sudden death is possible. So it is important to take action on time!
What is the reason for this?
Before you begin treatment, you need to find out the causes of snoring, as this is the first and very important step to eliminate the problem. So, why does a person snore? There are many negative factors of influence:
- Some congenital features of the human body, for example, an elongated uvula, narrow nasal passages or an overbite.
- Older people often snore, so age changes play a significant role (in particular, muscle tone decreases).
- Acceptance of sleeping pills can also lead to such violations.
- Drinking large amounts of alcohol affects breathing and sleep.
- Smoking has an extremely negative effect on the entire respiratory system.
- Problems in the thyroid gland.
- Respiratory failure due to diseases of the upper respiratory tract. Often snoring occurs during a cold.
- Enlarged tonsils, which is typical for diseases such as angina.
- The curvature of the nasal septum.
- Polyps in the nasal cavity
- Excess body weight.
- Pregnancy can also trigger snoring, but after giving birth everything usually returns to normal.
- Hormonal abnormalities or adjustment. Especially often this happens during menopause in women.
- Chronic fatigue, lack of sleep, constant fatigue and stress are also among the negative factors of influence.
- Allergic reactions.
- Low humidity (especially when using heaters in the winter season).
If your relatives complain about your night “trills”, then by all means visit the ENT doctor. He will examine the respiratory system, identify problems and defects and prescribe treatment. To detect night apnea, a polysomnography procedure will be assigned, that is, a night sleep study that will help identify breath holdings and other disorders.
How to cope with such a problem?
How to get rid of snoring? Immediately it is worth noting that such a symptom can be attributed to both men and women. The causes of occurrence do not differ much, so that the methods of struggle will also be the same. It is worthwhile to dwell on each moment.
First of all, lead a healthy lifestyle. First, give up cigarettes and do not drink alcohol in large quantities. Lead an active life. Get enough sleep and let your body rest. It is also important to monitor your weight and eat balanced and correct.
We organize a bed
It is worth noting that you need to sleep on a pillow, otherwise the uvula will sink and vibrate, causing snoring. The room must be ventilated and fresh.
Be sure to monitor the level of humidity. If necessary (if the air is very dry), purchase a humidifier or simply place a container with water next to the bed.
Carefully choose blankets, pillows and underwear. Give preference to hypoallergenic natural fabrics. Change pillowcases, sheets and duvet covers regularly!
In some cases, some medications may be effective. For example, if breathing disorders are associated with nasal congestion, vasoconstricting drops are prescribed (but prolonged use is dangerous, so you need to identify and eliminate the cause of congestion). If the nasal cavity is too dry, you can use sprays based on seawater with the addition of moisturizing ingredients (oils).
For hormonal disorders, appropriate drugs are used, and for disorders of the thyroid gland, the doctor will prescribe special medications (thyroid hormones).
There are many devices to get rid of this problem. For example, the so-called syrup-therapy is effective, the essence of which is that tubes are placed in the nostrils, through which air flows under the pressure.
Nasal passages widen, breathing normalizes, snoring disappears. Yes, it is not very convenient, but tolerant and, moreover, effective. Some other devices are placed in the mouth and ensure proper functioning of the pharynx. There are snoring bracelets that wake a person and make him change position (turn over from back to side).
In some cases, treatment can only be performed surgically. For example, if there is a curvature of the nasal septum, then it must be eliminated. Too long uvula shortens. Sometimes you need to remove tonsils or nasal polyps.
Operations to date are carried out in several ways: traditionally with a scalpel, laser or liquid nitrogen. It is worth noting that surgical treatment is possible only if nocturnal breathing stops are observed.
We treat snoring at home
You can try to get rid of the problem at home. To do this, you can perform a simple exercise. Stand in front of the mirror and stick out your tongue as much as possible so that you can see the throat, strain and stay in that position. Repeat about 30-40 times. Regular exercises (several times a day) will help to train the necessary muscles and increase the tone of the pharynx, which can help get rid of night snoring.
There are some popular methods. For example, herbal and extracts of herbs that have a tonic effect are effective. But it is worth being careful, as some plants can provoke insomnia, so check with your doctor.
You can dig in the nose with sea buckthorn oil, which will moisten the mucous membranes and relieve inflammation. Also a mixture of honey and cabbage juice is useful. In a glass of juice you need to add a tablespoon of honey. Take the remedy at night.
Let snoring do not bother you and your loved ones!
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