Understanding snoring

Detecting snoring on time is the first step to prevent the aggravation of this condition to fight it less time and with less physical and financial sacrifice.

Your bedtime companion can give you the first sign of alert if he or she notices you do not breathe from time to time and of course… the loud snoring.

To have a clearer picture of sleep apnea pillow we have to find out how is produced and how affects us this challenging disorder sleep symptom of. So let’s find out what snoring is about:

When we open our mouth we have to distinguish these four parts that are involved in the snoring process: the tongue, the soft palate, the tonsils and the uvula (the little thing hanging at the back).

When there is an obstruction right when these parts meet and crush between each other, a vibration takes place, producing snoring.

Snoring disorder is a sleep and breathing problem that is considered not only a result of sleep apnea, but may also be the cause of it, as well as of diabetes. According to recent evidence, since your body receives less oxygen than it should, promotes your body to produce catecholamines, water soluble chemical compounds present in the bloodstream that are responsible of insulin rejection, the trigger of diabetes.

Among the physical predispositions or causes of snoring we can mention:

- Relaxation of tongue and throat muscles: The tongue falls backwards into the airways or the throat muscles get into the airways. This is usually produced by the intake of alcohol and drugs.

- Thick tongue tissue: This is common in overweight people with thick neck tissue (fat neck) and children with long tonsils (infant sleep apnea). Cysts and tumors may also cause neck thickness, but in rare cases.

- Long soft palate and /or uvula: A long palate narrows the orifice of the nose into the throat, the hanging of this tissue and the uvula is what makes the tingling noise while breathing.

- Constrained nasal airways: When the nose is stuffed, air has hard time getting through the airways; this produces a strong effort for getting air that pulls the pliable throat tissues.

- Nasal septum deformity: A deviation of the septum can also produce nasal blockage.

Mild or primary snoring is not life-threatening and does not produce serious effects as chronic fatigue, as it does snoring produced by sleep apnea. For this, immediate medical attention is required to clear out the sleep apnea snoring confusion and determine the most suitable snoring treatment for your case.