Have you ever wondered what causes us to snore?
If you share a bed with someone, or you sleep in a room with somebody who snores, then you might have wondered about this in the middle of the night and know just how annoying it can be. If you are the one who snores, then you know how embarrassing the situation can be and how frustrating it is to deal with it. But have you ever wondered, how to tell if you do actually snore at night?
Here are a couple of ways to help you find out.
The first and most obvious way is to ask someone else. If you don’t share a room with anyone, try asking someone who uses the room which is adjacent to yours. If you snore, the chances are that someone will let you know. Otherwise, if you get ten hours of sleep but still wake up groggy in the morning, it might just mean that your sleep was interrupted by snoring. If you suffer from allergies, have a cold, or a deviated septum, then this might also lead to snoring. Other causes can be excessive weight or sleeping in a position which encourages snoring.
Having a combination of the above might mean that snoring could be troubling you every night and keeping you from having a good night’s sleep. However, do not be discouraged, there are a number of things which can help you out. The first thing is to not consume alcohol before going to bed as this affects the muscles at the back of your throat. Also try to sleep on your side as sleeping on your back causes the base of your tongue to rest against the back of your throat, which leads to a vibrating sound during sleep.
Keep yourself well hydrated and open up your nasal passages with salt water sprays. A steamy shower before going to bed also helps.
Do you snore at night? Do you share a bed with someone who snores?