Snoring is one of the most common sleep disorders and causes sleep disruption for many people. It occurs when the uvula and soft palate in your mouth relax while you sleep. They partially block your airway, resulting in irregular airflow and vibrations which cause the snoring noise. You can read about the main causes by reading our article ‘What Causes Snoring’ but here we provide a guide to help you understand possible treatments & remedies to help you stop snoring.
Although often considered a minor sleep disorder, the lifestyle of a snorer – and their partners – can be severely affected by this affliction. Sufferers can incur both psychological and social damage. The between-subjects trial by Armstrong et al. discovered a statistically significant improvement in marital relations after snoring was surgically corrected. Most treatments for snoring revolve around lessening the breathing discomfort by clearing the blockage in the air passage. Of course, few need to go to the drastic measure of surgery as there are many other options to help stop or reduce snoring: