Snoring is a condition that affects millions of people across the country as well as those that sleep next to snorers. There are many different physical causes that could cause snoring.

Factors that can cause snoring are: people that have a neck circumference of more than 17 inches, Smoking can lead to snoring by weakening and tiring the throat muscles. Weak throat muscles may not contract in the same manner as stronger throat muscles, which could cause a snoring sensation. When smoking tobacco, a person’s airways will also become inflamed,which would then narrow their airways, which will then lead to snoring.

Drinking alcohol, taking antidepressant medications, or sedatives before you sleep, can relax your throat muscles. When your throat muscles are relaxed, it can lead to a narrowing of your airways, which will lead to an increase in snoring.

While lifestyle changes can lead to a significant improvement, sometimes something more mechanical is needed. One of the most effective ways to cure snoring is to use an oral appliance, which is worn at night and prevents the tongue from collapsing and the airways from closing. Seeing a Tucson dentist like Robert C. Brei, DDS. could help you to find a solution that works for you.