Take the Snoring Test

So How Do I Stop Snoring?? It is easily one of the most frequently asked questions and we have solutions for you. But first things first – if you don’t know the reason for your snoring, we recommend for you to take this test. Snoring can be caused by a variety of issues from nasal deformities to weight issues to obstructive sleep apnea, and that’s why it is important to know the root of the problem and match the solution to it.

Do these simple tests below and discover what kind of snorer you are and find appropriate treatments!

Step 1. Stick your tongue out between your teeth as far as you can and grip it between your teeth. Next try to make a snoring noise. If the snoring noise is reduced with your tongue in this position then you are probably what is known as a ‘tongue snorer’.

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Step 2. Stand in front of the mirror and close one nostril. Keep your mouth closed and breathe in through your other nostril. If the nostril tends to subside, try keeping it open by stretching the nostril out. If breathing is easier with the nostril propped open you are probably a ‘nose snorer’.

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Step 3. Make a snoring noise with your mouth open. Now close your mouth and try to make the same noise. If you can only make the snoring noise with your mouth open then you are what they call a “mouth breather”.

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If none of the above mentioned types apply to you, than perhaps you have a “Palatal flutter” – a vibration of the soft palate and uvula in the mouth. To help this issue you can try one of the following solutions:

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You may find that you fit into more than one of these snoring categories. In which case your snoring is probably originating from several areas. For example, you may suffer from both “palatal flutter and tongue base” snoring or you maybe be ‘nose and mouth base snorer’. In this cases try combining the products that best fit you from each category.

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If you have done the tests and still cannot determine the cause of your snoring you may want to ask your spouse to help you. A second opinion can be very useful in this case, as they are the ones dealing with you when you are asleep and unaware.


 

BMI (Body Mass Index) Test

One of the most common and simple causes of snoring is being overweight. The reason for that is extra fatty tissue around your neck and face that can block the proper air flow, especially when sleeping on the back. If you are not sure or want to double check which body weight category you officially fall into, do the BMI test. You can do this by selecting you height and weight below.

For this test you will need calculator. The Body Mass Index is calculated in a following way: weight in kg divided by height in meters to square.  BMI = Weight (kg)

                                                              Height (m)2

The number you get is your BMI. Look below to find out what it means!

What does my BMI mean?

Knowing what your BMI or Body Mass Index is helps you to instantly gain an understanding of your fitness level. Using this information you can now set about setting goals more targeted to your needs.

BMI is below 20:
This indicates a lean BMI or body shape, meaning your overall amount of body fat is low. This is the body shape of most athletes. If you’re not an athlete, a lean body shape can indicate that your weight may be a little too low, lowering your immunity. You should consider gaining weight through good nutrition and exercise, increasing your muscle mass.

BMI is between 20 and 22:
Indicating of an ideal and healthy amount of body fat. A BMI chart score between 20 -22 is associated with long living, and the lowest incidence of serious illness. It is also generally perceived to be the most attractive.

BMI is between 22 and 25:
Considered still to be an acceptable range and in good health.

BMI is between 25 and 30:
You body fat is starting to show and your body shape is a little rounded. Find ways to lower your weight, through diet and exercise.

BMI is over 30:
Considered unhealthy and at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancers. You should reduce your body fat by changing your diet and exercising more.

If your BMI is 25 or Above then your are overweight and you need to lose weight. This will not only help you stop snoring but also will make your health much better will help prevent future problems. In the meantime, the following products will help you reduce or even stop your snoring.

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You can also judge if you weight is a problem by your shirt collar size. If it is greater than 16.5″ than your weight is likely causing your snoring. Having excessive storage of fat in the neck and face areas can weigh on the throat and prevent you from proper breathing. One of the devices recommended below may be an appropriate solution for this case.

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Sleep Apnea Test

Answer the following questions with a Yes or No answer:

how to stop snoring solutions - bullet 1 Do you fall asleep on the couch watching TV, reading, sitting or driving?
how to stop snoring solutions - bullet 1 Do you often have problems with your focus or memory?
how to stop snoring solutions - bullet 1 Are you a loud or regular snorer?
how to stop snoring solutions - bullet 1 Has anyone ever told you that it looked like you stopped breathing during sleep?
Snoring test Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night short of breath?
Snoring test Do you often wake up with a headache?
Snoring test Are you often tired and groggy throughout the day?

If you answered YES to one or more of these questions you are at higher risk for having obstructive sleep apnea. If you are also overweight, have a large neck, and/or have high blood pressure the risk increases even bigger.

Please consult the doctor or sleep specialist about your treatment options. This condition can be dangerous and should not be ignored. In the meantime, you can try to ease your snoring in mild and moderate cases with the use of the following products.

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 In more severe cases you will be treated with the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure treatment (CPAP machine) that requires a doctor’s prescription.