Ear Nose | Otorhinolaryngology | Prevent Snoring (Symptom)
Snoring is an acoustic phenomenon which occurs during sleep due to the vibration of the nasal structures.
While we are breathing, air flows in and out in a steady stream from our nose or mouth to our lungs. When we are asleep, the area at the back of the throat sometimes narrows. The same amount of air passing through this smaller opening can cause the tissues surrounding the opening to vibrate, which in turn can cause the sounds of snoring. It may be associated with serious diseases such as hypertension, stroke or myocardial infarction.
Diagnosis and Treatment
It can be prevented by avoiding overweight, as it can lead to anatomical changes that trigger a severe problem needing more aggressive corrections. Avoiding stress, physical fatigue, relaxing some medications or other products that produce loss of muscle tone, like alcohol, can also lead to the appearance of snoring. The best way to prevent snoring is to try to avoid the risk factors mentioned above.