Snoring affects many

Do you find yourself snoring and have absolutely no clue as to why this is happening? Don’t stress – snoring is experienced by many, however the causes of it may be different.

Possible causes of snoring

Here are some possible causes of snoring:

Sleeping position

Often, people start snoring due to their sleeping position. Try sleeping on your side as opposed to on your stomach or back.

A congested nose

If you find that you are snoring due to a blocked nose, try clearing your nasal passage with a nasal decongestant before going to bed. Your quality of sleep may improve immensely!

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Being overweight or obese can have many negative effects on our body. Holding extra weight may cause one’s diaphragm to be weighted down and the nasal passages to swell. Consider dropping to a much healthier and ideal weight if you find that you are carrying too much excess weight.


Snoring can arise when people are taking certain medications – muscle relaxants and sedatives are quite common culprits! If your partner is taking these medications, you may want to consider getting some rest in the guest room for the night.

A deviated septum

A deviated septum often causes snoring as many experience a difficulty in breathing. Chat to your doctor about recommending possible sprays to help alleviate the symptoms.

Always see your doctor if you are concerned about your level of snoring.

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