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What’s the Root Cause of Snoring and What Can You Do About It?

September 23, 2021

What’s the Root Cause of Snoring and What Can You Do About It?

When breathing through your mouth during sleep your tongue drops back towards the throat, restricting air flow by obstructing the airway and creating turbulence. That’s the root cause of snoring.

When you sleep with your mouth closed and breathe through your nose, your tongue rests on the roof of your mouth away from your airway, which reduces or eliminates snoring.

 Some medical conditions can make you snore at night:

  • Having a smaller airway can increase the chance of snoring and hay fever may cause you to snore during pollen season.
  • Being overweight may add extra tissue in the back of your throat, restricting your airway.
  • Chronic nasal congestion can also be a contributing factor. A deviated nasal septum or other structural problems in the nose can make you snore, in which case surgery can be a corrective option.
  • Enlarged tonsils or adenoid glands are a particularly common cause of snoring in children, but can also affect adults.
  • Nasal polyps or growths can also restrict the flow of air through your nose and can be removed surgically.

 Keep an eye on the following symptoms:

If you snore a lot or if you’ve noticed any of the following symptoms, consult your health care professional for a medical assessment:

 During the day - Afternoon sleepiness, Early morning headaches, Poor concentration, Irritability, Falling asleep during routine activities.

 At night- Restless sleep; Loud persistent snoring; Chocking or gasping for air; Frequent visits to the bathroom; Witnessed pauses in breathing.

 Why snoring can become a problem

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 Most people snore occasionally, but it can become a problem depending on its severity. Snoring increases the likelihood of sleep apnea, when the throat muscles relax so much that it gets blocked and breathing pauses during sleep.

 An apnea is usually followed by a period of silence where breathing stops altogether. When your body senses that you’ve stopped breathing, a control centre in your brain triggers you to wake up just enough to gasp and start breathing again.

Sometimes the airway becomes completely blocked and breathing stops for 10 seconds or more. Then you fall back to sleep and the cycle begins again. It can happen over 50 times every hour and can progress from mild to moderate sleep apnea to more serious Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Apart from making you tired, being deprived of oxygen and constantly being shocked back into breathing, sleep apnea puts immense strain on your body and can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and depression.

Unfortunately, severe cases of OSA are undiagnosed!

The prevalence of OSA in American adults is quite high. More than 25 million adults in the United States are believed to have moderate to severe OSA.

However, about 75% of severe cases are undiagnosed. (Jeanne Wallace, MD, MPH, Health Sciences Professor of Medicine, University of California, 2019)

If you have been diagnosed with OSA, the recommended treatment is a CPAP machine (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), used to keep oxygen levels high all night by pumping air to keep the airways open.

But, CPAP therapy can be challenging and controlling mouth breathing with a chin strap can make the experience even less comfortable and taping your mouth can be risky. 

 So, what are you going to do about snoring?  Losing weight, avoiding alcohol and caffeine close to bedtime are a good start.

 Why SleepQ+ is an Excellent Therapy vs Snoring

 ✔️  sleepQ+ a reversible gel bond between your lips, will help you maintain healthy nasal breathing all night to control snoring. It releases and re-engages as often as you wish, so one application lasts all night.

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✔️  sleepQ+ will help improve your CPAP therapy and compliance without risk or nasty side effects.  

✔️  With sleepQ+ you may be able to switch from a full-face mask to a nasal or nasal-pillow mask for greater comfort, especially when travelling.

Read SleepQ+ Reviews and Testimonials

"  For the first two nights, using sleepQ+, the air leak in my CPAP device was zero, compared to previous nights (20% and more) I’m very satisfied, thanks. Amadeu M.

" Most of my patients buy sleepQ+ for snoring or sleep apnea or to help their child to correct habitual mouth breathing. This product is the best method yet to avoid health issues caused by mouth breathing  during sleep. Dr D. Leafe DDS

" My boyfriend snores, so I suggested taping his mouth at night. He points at his beard. But when I told him about SleepQ+, he was intrigued and after he tried it just once, he was sold. He says that the gel is easy to use, comfortable, doesn’t glue his mouth shut like superglue, and it’s easy to remove in the morning. I’ve also been using it with good results. We’re converts to this innovative new product. Sarah H.

" I’m a snorer and have sleep apnoea. While on vacation in Australia, I walked into a pharmacy and was told about your amazing product, sleepQ+. It sounded strange, glue my lips shut? My wife thought it was a great idea (LOL). It's just what I needed! I now get a great night’s sleep. This is a great product. Thank you!  Danny D.

" For the first two nights, using sleepQ+, the air leak in my CPAP device was zero, compared to previous nights (20% and more) I’m very satisfied, thank you. Amadeu M.

" Using sleepQ+ has eliminated my dry mouth and throat that occurred through mouth breathing, even with a full-face mask. Without a dry mouth I typically only wake once during the night to go to the bathroom. I’ve been able to progressively lower my CPAP pressure from 15 mm to 12 mm while still maintaining a 30-day average AHI of 3.0. This has very significantly increased my wellbeing. John B.

" I have sleep apnea and nightly use a full mask CPAP. Five days in and I’m able to see my sleep results! One of the measurements reported is events (apneas and hypopneas) per hour. These have reduced substantially. Prior to SleepQ+ and in spite of the full mask I would still awake during the night to a dry mouth. David D.

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