Sleep Apnea Snoring

Do you have simple snoring or signs of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea snoring is often the first manifestation of sleep disordered breathing and may be associated with harmful effects.

When a person with sleep apnea stops breathing in sleep, the snoring also stops.  Then the snoring begins again, sometimes with a snort or a gasp, when the person takes the next breath.

What Causes Sleep Apnea Snoring?

Your lound and irregular snoring is caused by an airway narrowing at the back of the mouth. This obstacle creates an air turbulence when breathing in, causing the soft tissues from my throat to vibrate.

The vibration creates the loud noise that can disrupt the sleep of your partner and even your neighbor.  Read here Causes of Sleep Apnea.

The following video explains the causes of sleep apnea snoring:

How to Treat Sleep Apnea Snoring?

Many people with heavy snoring don't think that they may have a sleep breathing disorder.

Some of them have not even heard of such a disease.

They apply other methods to heal only a symptom, not the real cause:

  • for his heavy snoring, a patient might be advised by a friend to try a decongestant or to sleep in another room and let his wife to sleep alone.
  • If he has weight problems, he will just try to lose weight.
  • For his sleep complaints, he will think a sleeping pill can be useful.

Unfortunately, these methods only make sleep apnea worse. An untreated sleep apnea can become severe, which will become more difficult to treat than a mild form, such snoring.

Simple ways to treat sleep apnea snoring

Changing your sleep position

A change in sleep position may eliminate snoring, especially if you're sleeping on the side of your body.

If you find it difficult to sleep on your side for a long time, a special pillow or a side sleeping backpack can make a huge difference in your sleep quality.

Oral appliances

VitalSleep Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece

There are many apnea patients out there that use special dental devices to treat snoring and obstructive apnea.

Although they have a great success, not all dental devices are comfortable enough to wear.

Behavioral changes

The best behavioral changes to improve snoring are:

  • losing weight
  • sleeping on your side
  • stop smoking
  • sleeping on an elevated angle
  • avoiding alcohol and sedatives before sleeping.

Treating nasal congestion

If you have a problem with nasal congestion, ask your doctor about antihistamine to reduce swelling.

CPAP Treatment

CPAP is the most common treatment for sleep apnea, because is the most effective. However, not all the patients tolerate a mask on his face.

Click here to learn more about CPAP.


Surgery is a common practice in treating snoring and even mild to moderate obstructive apnea. 

For example, if you have huge tonsils, by removing them, surgery can be an effective cure for snoring and also it can improve your sleep breathing disorder.

For more info see sleep apnea surgery.

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