Snoring Caused by your Sleeping Position & Environment


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Certain sleeping positions, for example those on your front or back can have a major impact on the habit of snoring. The collapsing of the muscles in the upper airway can be accentuated by the physical position of the body during sleeping hours. For those who snore through their mouths, forcing a new sleeping position can have a significant affect on the problem. As you sleep on your back you are more likely to open your mouth, and in turn breath through it which will cause air to enter your airway at a faster rate, vibrating the tissue found in the back of the throat and induce snoring.

A change in your sleeping environment might also produce a positive impact on your snoring habits. Humidity is a common salve for nasal congestion, while dry air can cause nasal and airway vibrations and irritations. Seasonal snorers are the most commonly affected by changes in humidity, and for them the purchase of a humidifier might be solution to snoring during the dryer, winter months. Noise and light may also have an affect on snoring, due their roles in leading to, and heightening stress during sleep.


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