Getting a good night’s sleep is critical for each of us if we want to feel rested and perform optimally each day. Lack of sleep can have an impact on performance, energy, mood and effectiveness. Did you know that up to 50% of people will snore at some point? And according to SleepEducation.org, 40% of men and 24% of women are habitual snorers. And living with a snorer or being a snorer can cause a massive decrease in getting sufficient, quality sleep and finding out how to stop snoring is critical. So what are some of the causes of snoring and how to stop snoring?
1What Causes Snoring?
First, let’s explore the different ways that people snore. That alone can help with explaining the “why” in snoring. There are four basic ways that most people snore.
- Closed mouth – These snorers may have an issue with tongue placement
- Open mouthed – For those that snore open mouthed, it may be due to the tissue in the throat area.
- Back sleeping snorers – Frequently these are more mild snorers when compared to some of the other types. In some respects this might be one of the easiest to address. As noted below, a change in sleep position alone might address the situation.
- Snoring in all positions – if this is the case, the snoring issue is pretty severe. And that would mean a thorough evaluation and additional snoring therapies. It might also require testing our stop snoring devices or stop snoring mouthpiece.