Guide to Snoring Treatments

If you’ve been looking at different snoring treatments and you’re not sure what’s right for you, this guide will help.

Snoring can be caused by any number of factors. The key to overcoming your snoring is to find the underlying cause. If you’ve tried different remedies, with out success, then you may not have been looking in quite the right place. We put together a graphical representation of our snoring treatment guide to make following this page easier. (It opens in new window so you can have access to both at the same time.)

The lifestyle approach to remedy your snoring page is a good place for you to start. It takes into account the many possible causes of snoring. These snoring treatments are not a quick fix, but they work! If you’re new to this site, this page is well worth a look before trying other options.

Snoring can be related to other sleeping disorders such narcolepsy and sleep apnea. For more information see our page that has a full list of sleeping disorders .

Snoring can also be due to a physical condition such as a enlarged adnoids, deviated septum or broken nose.

Mouth or Nose

There are two basic breathing types. Either through the nose (nasal breathing) or through the mouth. If you are mouth breathing at night because your nasal passage is just too blocked then you should go the nasal breathing page.
How do I tell?
Most people know intuitively whether they are a mouth breather or a nasal breather. If you wake with a dry mouth in the morning you are a mouth breather for at least some of the night. If you are not sure the easiest way to find out is to try recreating the snoring sound that you normally make. You might need your partner to help you out on this one. While making that sound hold and block your nose. If you can still make the same snoring sound you should go to the snoring treatments for mouth breathing page.
Some nasal snorers struggle to recreate their nightly snoring sound. To make a nasal snore you must drop the chin, open the mouth, lift the back of your tongue to the roof of your mouth and breathe deeply through the nose to the back of the throat.

If you have a partly blocked nasal passage you may create more of a whistling sound as opposed to a full on a snore. Many people only get the blocked feeling at night. If this is your condition you should also go to our page about nasal snoring cures.

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