About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Researchers Reveal Simple Ways to Quiet Ordinary Snoring

by Rajashri on September 20, 2009 at 1:52 PM
Font : A-A+

 Researchers Reveal Simple Ways to Quiet Ordinary Snoring

Experts from Mayo Clinic have offered some simple ways to silence the disturbing nasal sound that is called snoring.

Snoring is caused by relaxed and sagging tissues. As sleep deepens, the tongue relaxes, as do the soft tissues of the throat and the roof of the mouth (soft palate).

Advertisement

The tissues can sag into the airway, causing it to narrow. As air is inhaled or exhaled through the narrowed opening, the relaxed tissues of the soft palate vibrate. The result is snoring.

Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers these treatment approaches:

Lose weight

Experts have advised snorers to lose weight as the extra bulk narrows airways, contributing to snoring.
Advertisement

Avoid alcohol

Alcohol consumption can cause excessive muscle relaxation. Therefore avoiding alcohol for at least four hours before bedtime may help.

Relieve nasal obstruction

Using adhesive nasal strips (Breathe Right, others) or corticosteroid nasal sprays can help reduce nasal obstruction.

Change sleep positions

In back sleepers, the tongue can sag and narrow the airway during sleep. A doctor can suggest techniques to learn to sleep comfortably in other positions.

Stop smoking

Smoking is associated with an increased risk of snoring. People who stop have a lower rate of snoring.

Try assistive devices

The most effective treatment for snoring is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. It delivers pressurized air through a mask, keeping the upper airway open during sleep.

Consider surgery

Surgery is considered a last resort to cure snoring due to its complications. Several surgical procedures can help reduce snoring, either by cutting away excess mouth and throat tissue or by stiffening tissues of the soft palate to prevent vibration and sagging.

Source: ANI
RAS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
Anemia among Indian Women and Children Remains a Cause of Concern- National Family Health Survey-5
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Snoring Sleep Disturbances In Women Insomnia Ageing and Sleep 

Most Popular on Medindia

Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Vent Forte (Theophylline) Accident and Trauma Care Post-Nasal Drip Blood Pressure Calculator A-Z Drug Brands in India Find a Doctor How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Noscaphene (Noscapine)
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Researchers Reveal Simple Ways to Quiet Ordinary Snoring Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests