Last few months, I have realized that I snore. I happens sometimes during deep sleep, sometimes just after I go to bed. Most of the time its winter or my throat has some problem, whenever i snore. Normally it happens that I myself awake after some time I have been snoring and then I realize that I was snoring. I also noticed that whenever I am awake after snoring, I am sleeping on my back. I have never noticed myself getting awake due to snoring, when I am sleeping on my side. All this made sense after I read Google-d results.
Main reasons of snoring are:
- Throat weakness causing the throat to close during sleep
- Mispositioned jaw, often caused by tension in muscles
- Fat gathering in and around the throat (tonsil problems, may be)
- Obstruction in the nasal passageway
The reasons numbered 1 and 2 ask for sleeping at the side to prevent the tongue from blocking the throat. Thats the reason I notice myself awake after snoring when I am sleeping on my back more than when I am sleeping on my side. Reason 4 might focus on the case that during winter I notice myself snoring. Reason 5 is directly applicable to me!
Reason 1, 2 and 5 are applicable to my father as well, who snores.
As known effects of snoring can be told as restlessness, hypertension (which may lead to heart-attack in very few cases), increased day time sleep, depression. (I go through almost all of these!)
A huge and useful information can also be found at my favorite wikipedia.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoring
As said in Hindu article, Snoring is no longer a laughing matter. It may lead to serious disease.