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How To Prevent Snoring


You probably know at least one person who snores.  It could be your partner, parents, grandparents, or even Uncle Ed or Aunt Emma that makes that sawing wood sound.  Some laugh and make jokes about it, but it can be a symptom of a serious disorder.

As you age, your tissues become looser and the decibel level leaps.  By age 60, 60 percent of men become expert woodcutters every night.  Once you are in the major leagues of snoring, you could be in deep trouble and the sooner you attempt to prevent snoring, the better it is for you.

It's usually women who look tired since men tend to snore more.  It can create stress within a family and it can also be an indicator of serious medical problems.  Studies show that severe snoring can lead to sleep disorders, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and diabetes.

Common culprits include alcohol, sleep medication and cold remedies.  Even an overly soft or large pillow could be the cause.  Obesity, sleeping on you back and lack of muscle tone are also cited.  There are some less common reasons such as abnormalities in the nose.  In children, it's often enlarged adenoids or tonsils that are responsible for the snoring.

Cures range from everyday home cures to lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications.  In severe cases, various types of surgery may be the options for stopping one from snoring.

If you are someone who snores excessively and constantly gets complaints from friends and loved ones, look at your lifestyle very carefully first.  Try changing some bad habits to good ones, and exercise more.

If after all this, you still snore excessively, then it is better to see a physician or an ear, nose and throat specialist.  Always make surgery you last resort.  Even though surgery is proven to be safe, surgery can be expensive, when all you needed to do was quit smoking or join a gym.

By:  Josh Riverside
Provided By:  e-healtharticles.com