Nasal Snoring Cures
You’ve come to this page because you're looking for snoring cures and you're a nasal breather(or you would be if you could).
The good news is that you already breathe through your nose and not through your mouth. This is important because the air passing through the nose is hygienically filtered and warmed by your nasal passages. Even the purest air contains dust particles and pollutants. Additionally the two nasal passages regulate airflow so you don’t over breathe.
Nasal Snoring, where is the noise coming from?
If the snoring sound is coming from deep in the throat you're probably sleeping with your mouth open. It is difficult to keep your mouth shut, breathe soley through the nose and still cause the snoring vibration at the back of the throat. If you can make this snoring sound in the back of your throat while keeping your mouth shut you should consider breathing exercises to help tone the muscles of the throat, jaw and especially the tongue.
However if you can't make the sound with your mouth closed, simply keeping your mouth shut through the night may offer you a snoring cure. There are some simple but effective aids like a jaw supporter or chin strap that can help keep your mouth closed until you have retrained your body to do it itself. Some people use medical tape for 2-3 months. It is a cheap and effective measure but not for everybody as it can feel quite claustrophobic.
This type of snoring can also be caused by a constriction of the throat at the base of the tongue. To check this, recreate your normal snoring sound. Then gently bite your tongue and while breathing through your nose try to recreate the snoring sound. If you can’t recreate your normal snore then you may have a tongue based obstruction. To solve this you should look at an exercise program to tone the throat and tongue.
The other option is to use a device to physically hold your jaw forward, stopping your tongue from dropping back. The most popular devices are the Manibular Advancement device Manibular Advancement device . It is similar to a mouth guard used in contact sports.
If your snoring is due to a congested nasal passage and sinus. That is the noise is more from the air passing through the nasal passage rather than the vibration at the back of the throat then consider these snoring cures…
If your nostrils are free when going to bed but by the morning are blocked you may have an allergy to either dust-mites or even the pillow filling. You can vacuum the bed and pillow and maybe try a new hypoallergenic pillow cover.
However, if you try these changes and still your nose is blocked then the problem maybe an out of balance breathing system caused by over-breathing. Most people think of over breathing in terms of hyperventilating as in a panic attack. But hyperventilation can occur without the suffer being really aware. Studies suggest that the normal amount of air taken during rest should be about 6 liters/minute but many people breath 2 or 3 times this amount.
When the the oxygen / carbon dioxide level is too high then our body responds by trying to restrict the airflow to get the body back in balance. It does this is by tightening the smooth or involuntary muscles wrapped around the airways and nasal passages. The body creates more mucus causing a stuffy nose. If you feel this is your problem then a device like nasal EPAP to control your nasal breathing or retraining your breathing using breathing exercises to modifying your breathing patterns may solve your problem.
Collapsing Nostrils You may have collapsing nostrils. When you breathe through your nose the air passes through a gap called the nasal valve. This is the part of the nose that has the smallest cross sectional area. The air passing through this gap has a venturi effect. What this means is, as the air passes through the gap, it speeds up causing an area of low pressure. The faster the air passing through the valve, the lower the pressure. If this pressure gets too low the wall collapses and closes the nostril.
To overcome this you can use a nasal dilator. Either one that is put in your nose or an external device like the Breathe Right Nasal Strips that hold the nasal valve open from the outside. Long term you may want to look at
snoring cures that modify your breathing
using breathing exercises. If you breathe slow and smoothly rather than with a short sharp breath then the nostril is less likely to collapse.
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