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Lifestyle Changes and Prevention of Snoring

BY: Sathish k Paul | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-10-12 05:47:10
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Article Summary: "Snoring is not just a simple problem. It can lead to other health problems. Read on the methods of naturally curing snoring..."


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Snoring is such a common problem that it can cause a lot of problems to the person who is actually snoring and also to the people who are around the snorer. There are many men and women who snore. The common myth is that only men snore. It is not true, though the snore of a man may be louder and harsher.

Snoring is just not a problem that makes you lose sleep as commonly thought. Many of those who do not know the health implications of the snoring think that it is a simple problem that can cause lack of sleep. Even the lack of sleep itself has a lot of implications. Here are some of the complications of snoring.

1. Lack of sleep.

Though the lack of sleep can be thought to be a simple problem, there are not many people who are able to work the day after they have not had good sleep. Sleep deprivation can make the person irritable. This irritability can lead to mistakes and even major blunders at work. Other than this, the person who is irritable will become frustrated and this can lead to family problems. In fact, there are many instances of suicides because of snoring!

2. Other health implications:

The sleep apnea is a common problem that is associated with snoring. Any person who snores may have this condition. This is much more serious than the sleeplessness or even snoring. The sleep apnea is a condition in which the sleep causes as decreased air entry into the lungs that prevent breathing. During sleep, when this happens, the person suddenly gasps for breath and wakes up. This is a common problem and needs immediate attention.

There are a few lifestyle modifications that will help to prevent snoring. This is concerned with the causes of snoring. Snoring occurs in people who smoke a lot. Overeating or even alcoholism before sleeping can cause increased snoring. People who use sedative drugs to sleep are also at risk of snoring. The reason is that when the person goes into deep sleep, the tissues that are around the mouth may become relaxed and sag into the opening through which the air enters the wind pipe. This causes either a grunting sound or a whistling sound during air entry.

Lifestyle modifications like avoiding drinking alcohol before sleeping, avoiding smoking are some of the common lifestyle modifications. Avoiding the alcohol or smoking makes sure that the tissues do not block the air entry. This will help the air entry to be smooth. The air will not vibrate around the tissues causing the sound of snoring. There are other methods that can be used by you to reduce the intensity of snoring.

There are some exercises that will help to prevent snoring. The common ones that can be done include those in which the strengthening of the muscles of the oral cavity are done. When the specific muscles can be strengthened, the tissues will become stronger and stay in place. This will prevent the tissues into sagging in the path of the air that is entering the oral cavity. All these changes and lifestyle modifications will help to prevent snoring. This will be a great relief not only to the affected person but also to all the people who are around the person!

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