Snoring (ronchopathy) is a process that accompanies breathing in a dream with a distinct low-frequency sound and vibration that occurs when the relaxed muscles of the larynx, soft palate and palatine uvula touch. It occurs for a number of reasons, including as a sign of an ENT disease, as a concomitant symptom of overweight or functional disorders.

Often accompanied by bouts of respiratory arrest (apnea), which entails oxygen deficiency of vital organs and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. A plastic surgeon, neurosurgeon, candidate of medical sciences told Pravda.Ru readers about how to get rid of snoring Ilya Almazov.

How to get rid of snoring

  • Adhere to a healthy lifestyle and maintain an optimal weight.
  • Do not drink alcohol before bed.
  • Try not to sleep on your back. If you still prefer this method, then place a pillow under you in such a way that the upper half of the body is raised at least 10 centimeters. This will reduce the sagging of the back of the throat and prevent narrowing of the airways, which will reduce the likelihood of snoring.
  • Quit smoking (if you have such a bad habit). Smoking not only contributes to snoring, but also makes it worse.
  • Limit the use of sedatives that relax the central nervous system and throat muscles.
  • Clear the sinuses. To do this, use decongestants or rinse your nose with saline.
  • Install a humidifier in the bedroom.
  • Train your vocal cords and try to sing daily.

If the methods described above do not help to get rid of snoring and it is of a regular nature, while there is difficulty in nasal breathing, then in order to exclude the pathology of the nasal cavity, it is necessary to consult an ENT doctor, having previously prepared a CT scan of the nose with the capture of the nasal septum and paranasal sinuses. This may be: the presence of a deviated nasal septum, which will require septoplasty, it is also possible that the turbinates will grow, which will require their reduction (turbinoplasty), or it may be necessary to reduce the frenulum of the palate, which also affects snoring.