Lying in bed and listening to how your partner snores, you may wonder what makes a person who does not make noise while waking, make similar sounds. There may be a desire to expel the partner from the bedroom, or at least turn him or her, as sometimes it helps to stop snoring. Listen carefully, reflecting on the nature of snoring. If your snoring partner stops breathing for a few seconds, he may have a sleep apnea syndrome, a serious enough condition. The syndrome of nocturnal sleep apnea is a cause for concern and requires a visit to a doctor who will prescribe the correct treatment for snoring.
If, on the other hand, your snoring partner appears to be breathing regularly, you can consider several other potential causes of snoring. People with colds or allergies often face the problem of snoring. Nasal congestion makes breathing difficult and can cause loud snoring and sniffing. Many people with chronic allergies experience chronic snoring, as they suffer from prolonged nasal congestion.
Also, people with allergies may experience swelling of the adenoids and tonsils. In some, puffiness of these structures arises due to easy chronic infections. In this case, the problem of snoring can usually be solved by the removal of tonsils and adenoids.
Treatment of Snoring:
You can assume that the use of a small amount of antihistamines before going to bed will help to eliminate snoring in a person suffering from allergies. In fact, the opposite is true. The intake of such drugs as benadryl, and most over-the-counter hypnotics actually aggravates snoring. Prescription hypnotics and any sedatives can cause even more snoring. Also, people who use alcohol before bedtime often snort loudly. Smoking is associated with snoring, including passive smoking.