Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep. It is a common problem among all ages and both genders. People at risk are males and who are overweight. It usually becomes more serious as people age. It leads to disrupted sleep to both you and your partner leading to sleepiness and tiredness during the day. And about half of those who snore loudly have obstructive sleep apnea.
Snorers are generally unaware of their snoring and must rely on their bed partner’s observations. Homeopathic medicines are being used for a wide range of health issues including snoring. A popular homeopathic medicine under the trade name Snore Stop™ is proving a boon for some snorers by dissolving the secretions in the nose and throat opening up the airways. Another popular homeopathic nose drop is Y-Snore™ , a mild, non addictive, decongestant which helps open up the nasal passages preventing the vibrations in the trachea during sleep.
Snoring is a major indicator of OSA. ... When the upper airway is completely blocked during sleep for periods of 10 seconds or more, snoring is no longersnoring, but sleep apnea. When left untreated, OSA can cause, lead to or aggravate many serious chronic health issues.
Frequently Asked Qustions
What causes a person to snore?
Snoring happens when you can't move air freely through your nose and throat during sleep. This makes the surrounding tissues vibrate, which produces the familiar snoring sound. People who snore often have too much throat and nasal tissue or “floppy” tissue that is more prone to vibrate.
Is snoring a sign of heart disease?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) -- a sleep disorder that occurs due to the collapse of the airway in the throat during sleep and causes loud snoring and periodic pauses in breathing -- has long been linked to cardiovascular disease, along with a host of other serious health issues.