Snoring is very common and it is a problem that can occur in men and women young and old. However research has also shown that men are more likely to snore than women because they have narrower air passes in general. Snoring is caused when the throat or nose airways are narrowed which causes the snoring sound.

When these airways are narrowed the air you breathe in and breathe out as you sleep has to push its way through a smaller than normal passage and the sound is due to the vibration of loose tissue at the back of your throat. Older people are more likely to snore because the flesh and muscles lose some of their elasticity when you age which also causes this vibration of flabby tissue to make the snoring noise.

In some cases people can be born with a narrower than normal throat which means they will be sentenced to snoring. People with large tonsils or adenoids will also be granted. Those that suffer from sinus or nasal blockages through colds or viruses could also be sentenced to snoring.

If none of the above fits you then it could be caused by some of your lifestyle activities. If you like to drink alcohol or take drugs regularly then this can also cause the soft tissues in your throat to relax and sag which will block the airways resulting in the snoring sound. Maybe you are overweight? This again will have an effect on throat tissues resulting in the same problem. Also your post when you sleep could be the problem. Sleeping on your side is the best way to combat this.

So what can be done to stop the snoring? Well first up something should be done. Leaving this problem without trying to tackle it is pure madness. Snoring causes serious problems in relations and even causes the breakup of partnerships and marriages. If you're the snorer and it does not affect you but it affects your partner who sleeps next to you then you should be trying ways to fix this problem. We all need a proper night's sleep to function properly. You being the snorer may sleep OK and not be interrupted by the noise but if your partner is constantly waking up then they will suffer from sleep deprivation over time which is a serious health issue that can lead to far worse problems.

There are plenty of products on the market which claim to help, ease or stop snoring all together. There are herbal nasal sprays which claim to shrink the lining of the nostril creating more space to breathe. An alternative product which has some great reviews is the acupressure snoring ring. It uses the acupressure on your little finger which eases and in some cases stops snoring all together. Another solution is buying a mouth piece which opens up the airways to stop the snoring. But this could be uncomfortable to wear especially if you have a small mouth.

Whatever solution you choose, do not give up. If one does not work, try another. Everyone is different so some products will work for some and not for others. It's all about trial and error. If you do find one that works give the product a review and tell people about it. There is nothing better than references when it comes to buying products or services.