Pillowcase Confession: All About Snoring

Confession sur taie d'oreiller : tout sur les ronflements

Understand where snoring comes from

We've all been woken up in the middle of the night by background noise coming from the same room, or, for the pros, from the next room. When you tell the culprit that he snores , the latter tells you that, no, he does not snores not, he purrs in his sleep, languid in his soft percale sheets . Of course, this makes it funnier, but it nonetheless remains a real ordeal for those who endure it.

The residents explain to you where the snoring and how to fix it.

First, let's take stock of preconceived ideas:

  • THE snoring come from a problem of nasal congestion: FALSE
  • Fatigue is one of the main causes of snoring : FALSE
  • Men snore more than women: TRUE
  • Snoring has no impact on health: FALSE

Okay, now let’s get things straight. THE snoring come from a relaxation of the soft palate, the uvula and the tongue as well as the organs at the back of the mouth during deep sleep (see our article on How sleep works ). These then obstruct the airways. The air therefore has more difficulty passing through the throat, which causes the pharynx to vibrate, and thus causes the famous snoring . You follow ?

Factors that can trigger snoring

Before suffocating your neighbor under his pillowcase because of the noise he makes, know that he can do nothing about it. Indeed, several factors can play into the fact that certain people snore more than others.

First of all, sorry gentlemen, you should know that men are more often subject to snoring than women.

With age, it is as common as snoring are becoming more and more present. Muscles age like the rest of the body. For people who are overweight, the risk is also greater.

Other factors, but which can be modified, include alcohol and the position in which you fall asleep. Prefer to drink herbal tea rather than a gin and tonic before bed and try to fall asleep on your side rather than with your mouth wide open on your back.

Although most of the time we can laugh about it (or cry about it, it all depends on the decibels), the snoring can come from respiratory problems which can then lead to sleep apnea. Or in children, a problem with the tonsils in particular. Do not hesitate to make an appointment with a specialist who will enlighten you on the type of buzzer who you are and the risks this may entail. You will then be able to sleep soundly in your cotton percale sheets .

Avoid snoring

Some tips to avoid waking up the whole neighborhood:

  1. Limit smoking as much as possible and no longer drink alcohol in the evening.
  2. Possibly lose weight if the need arises.
  3. No longer fall asleep on your back.
  4. BONUS, use an air humidifier in the bedroom.

You now know more about snoring . We hope that this article has helped you to see a little more clearly about certain habits that could perhaps be modified. If you are not a buzzer share this article with your spouse, your roommate or that childhood friend who ruined your nights in scouts.

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