Snoring is common and many people take snoring as a sign of sound sleep, but exactly the opposite is true. Snoring not only disturbs others, but also causes serious harm to our health.
When breathing normally, the airflow enters the respiratory tract without any obstacles and makes no noise. However, when the soft palate in the throat becomes hypertrophied and sagged for some reason, narrowing the airway, and the partial collapse of the soft tissues of the throat causes vibrations that lead to snoring.
So, can the snoring be stopped? First, let’s identify the three types of snoring which lead to poor sleep. Simple snoring, physiological snoring and pathological snoring.
Simple snoring is caused by fatigue, drinking, obesity, bad sleeping positions, or incorrect pillow height. These factors lead to the relaxation of pharyngeal muscles and the falling back of the tongue which creates the snoring. As people grow older, the soft tissues of the pharynx become loose and hypertrophic, leading to restricted airflow, and further exacerbating snoring. This type of snoring is relatively mild, and usually disappears after changing sleeping positions, having proper rest, or using a suitable pillow.
Physiological snoring is caused by increased nasal resistance due to cold or nasal infections, causing the collapse of soft tissues in the pharyngeal cavity during sleep. It is important to treat these types of infections timely to avoid this type of snoring.
Pathological snoring is often associated with a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. OSA refers to the long-term severe snoring including loud snoring, short-term wheezing, and apnea lasting more than 10 seconds alternately during sleep. These symptoms are potentially life-threatening and should be examined by a medical professional for treatment as soon as possible.
How to treat snoring?
If your snoring is serious, a qualified medical professional can conduct testing using polysomnography or PSG examination to determine the type of snoring problem or obstructive sleep apnea you have and create a proper treatment plan. Otherwise for mild snoring symptoms here are some tips:
Obesity is one of the key factors of OSA. Losing weight can effectively relieve many snoring symptoms.
2.Quit smoking and drinking
Smoking can stimulate the edema of the nasopharyngeal mucosa and cause chronic inflammation. Alcohol can paralyze nerves, reduce muscle tension, block airways, and aggravate snoring.
3.Strengthen upper respiratory muscles
Strengthening the muscles of the upper respiratory tract can also expand airways, helping to eliminate snoring. Breathing exercises, singing or playing instruments such as a harmonica, tuba or trumpet, can also help.
4.Choose the right pillow
The height of your pillow also creates snoring. Either too soft or too hard of a pillow is not recommended. It is important to choose a pillow which can adjust perfectly to your head height and support your cervical spine.
5.Sleep on your side
Nico de Vries, professor from the University of Antwerp in Belgium as well as medical expert in the diagnosis and treatment of OSA, once did a research on head position and apnea. The results showed that snoring could be effectively relieved when sleeping in side position. Sleeping on your side can eliminate snoring. When sleeping on your side, the change of your head position and neck is key to eliminating snoring. When the head is turned sideways, the tongue and soft tissues will also tilt sideways or forward due to gravity, significantly reducing the risk of airway collapse and obstruction, thereby reducing the frequency of snoring.
Sleeping on your side can take some practice especially if you are accustomed to sleeping on your back. This is why we invented a smart pillow to alleviate poor sleeping positions which lead to snoring problems.
Nitetronic Smart Anti-Snore Pillow
Nitetronic Smart Anti-Snore Pillow can turn the sleeper’s head to the side of the pillow to reduce snoring. Nitetronic has obtained an invention patent for reducing or eliminating snoring. Making this an effective option for back sleepers who snore.
Smart detection and head position guide
Nitetronic Smart Anti-Snore Pillow is equipped with a MEMS sensor to detect snoring sounds. Simply plug in the smart pillow and use it when you sleep. Once any snoring sound is detected, the built-in six air chambers in the pillow will start to work. Our smart anti-snore pillow is quiet and non-invasive. It operates gently at night without distractions, carefully inflating or deflating to rotate your head in a more comfortable position. All this is done while never waking the snorer or others.
The Nitetronic Smart Anti-Snore Pillow Works as Follows:
MEMS Sensor, Data Visualization, and Smart App
The Nitetronic Smart Anti-Snore Pillow utilizes a proprietary smart app to record sleep time, sleep quality, snoring time and intensity. The APP provides detailed data feedback showing these collected statistics allowing you to monitor your sleeping habits. The app also allows you to adjust the sensitivity and intensity of the pillow’s intervention according to your daily routines, weight, etc. It’s simple to operate, intuitive and informative. You can also log in to the APP remotely and help family members check their sleep status.
Nitetronic invited 157 groups of families to perform a clinical sleep test utilizing our smart anti-snore pillow. The participants monitored their sleeping habits for four nights, two nights with the Nitetronic Smart Anti-Snore Pillow and two nights without. The results were astounding! When analyzed by a professional polysomnography, the results showed that Nitetronic Smart Anti-Snore Pillow reduced or eliminated snoring by an average of 67%.
Snoring, a seemingly common “small problem”, may become a ticking time bomb in the body over time, threatening our health. It’s a gradual process to cure snoring, which cannot be eliminated 100%, but greatly reduced utilizing the proper tools and techniques.
l First, do not regard snoring as a sign of good sleep. If you or your family snore seriously, you should monitor the symptoms.
l Second, snoring should also be treated appropriately without wasting money on gimmicks which yield no results.
l Third, healthy sleep requires a healthy lifestyle. Exercising, a proper diet, relieving stress and fatigue and correcting your sleeping positions can help you gradually get rid of snoring.
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