Do nocturnal noises from you or your partner keep you awake at night? It’s not uncommon: 45% of adults snore at least occasionally. Instead of sleeping on the sofa or stuffing tissues in your ears, follow this simple guide to stop your partner (or yourself) snoring.
There are five main types of snorers and the solution to your snoring problem depends on the type of snorer we are dealing with.
The 5 types of Snorers & Their Causes
Cause: Blocked nasal passages or collapsing nostrils that lead to mouth breathing
Cause: An open mouth and relaxed jaw
Cause: Tongue dropping to the back of the mouth and obstructing airways
Cause: Soft palate and uvula vibrating
Cause: A combination of some or all of the above
To find out what type of snorer we’re dealing with, we need to do some tests.
We recommend to perform each of these tests, even if you find that the snorer seems to match one of these already – they may have multiple factors contributing to their snoring.
Finding Our Snorers’ Type
The nose test
Part 1: Do this for each nostril – looking in a mirror, press on the side of one nostril to close it and with your mouth closed, breathe in through the other nostril. Does the nostril collapse? If it does, we have a nose snorer. If not, try part 2 of this nose test below.
Part 2: With your mouth closed, try breathing in through your nose. Can you breathe easily? If you can, try another test since we don’t seem to be working with a nose snorer.
The mouth test
Open your mouth and make a snoring noise. Can you make the same noise with your mouth closed? If so, we have a mouth breather on our hands! But if not, try another test below.
The tongue test
Make a snoring noise. Next, stick your tongue out as far as it will go and grip it between your teeth. Is the snoring noise reduced? If it is, we have a tongue snorer. If the noise is not reduced though, try another test.
If our snorer didn’t match any of the above, then we are dealing with a palatial fluttering snorer
Solutions to Stop the Snoring
Now that you have a good idea of what kind of snorer you are working with, we need to find a solution to the cause. Click below on the type of snorer you are trying to help to find the solution to your snoring problem by type:
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