Snoring Monster

@flapiz (4151)
Australia
March 17, 2012 8:30am CST
Today my sister made me listen to a recording of me snoring. She told me she's been bearing with it for a week already. I was so shocked because my snore was so LOUD and I really sound like some monster in a horror movie. It kind of bothers me though because I seldom snore but now I snore every time I sleep. They sometimes snoring is a sign of heart problem. Gosh I'm scared as I am a hypochondriac. Do you guys know what are other possible reasons for snoring? I am also worried that this snoring problem won't end as I would be living in a dormitory next month and I don't want to disturb my future room mates with my snoring. Do you guys have a solution to stop snoring? Have you experienced snoring attacks too?
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8 responses
17 Mar 12
http://www.britishsnoring.co.uk/ read this and it will give you an insight to snoring, i had a partner who kept me awake for years with his snoring, in the end i had him get his own place because lack of sleep for me made me mad crazy, i need my sleep, plus he had restless foot syndrome so snoring and twitching made me crazy at night, u sed to dread going to bed at night because i knew exactly what would happen
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
17 Mar 12
Wow! Thank you for the site. I tried the tests and I think the problem is due to my nasal stuffiness. I have been having allergic rhinitis lately. I think it's because of the season, but I've had allergic rhinitis before and nobody complained that I snored so I never considered it as a factor. I am gathering as many reasons for snoring as possible because I think I am undergoing a lot of stress lately and I'm gaining weight too so I want to learn as much as I could.
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17 Mar 12
i was going to mention weight gain but i didn't want to come across as being rude, some people are very sensitive to this, but now that you have mentioned it, this can cause snoring, also your pillows...how many do you use? at times when your laying flat on your back or if your neck is not supported by good pillows this can cause snoring, also if the pillows are not plump any more, there is also a little flap of skin inside the roof of the mouth you can feel it if you touch the top of the roof of your mouth, it feels pretty soft and flexible, if you gain weight this part gains too, usually it's tight like a drum and sometimes it does vibrate when you gain weight, maybe you should see a doctor about snoring, or maybe lose some weight, i found that i woke myself up snoring when i gained some weight, i am losing weight again now and i don't snore any more
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
17 Mar 12
I am actually doing exercise daily and maybe I'd double my efforts tomorrow. I only use one pillow, but maybe I need a plumper one though. Thanks a lot for the help. I rated you positive for each helpful replies. :)
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• Philippines
17 Mar 12
I know people who snores are the ones with high blood pressure. Or, when a person is too tired, snoring is a sign of a sounding good sleep. But in your case, as you have wrote, you were snoring everynight (just recently)which is not your usual behavior. Maybe you need to have some health check to know the reason why you are snoring every night, and why that loud. I remember my grandma who snores too loud due to her high blood pressure and when she started snoring too loud, we woke her up and let her lie on her side to stop her from snoring.
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
17 Mar 12
Thank you for the information. I've never heard that highblood pressure can cause snoring. Well I will check my blood pressure later. I am a nursing student so I have a BP apparatus. I hope the finding is not high BP because I think I'm to young for such problem. Huhu. I will sleep on my sides tonight.
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
20 Mar 12
Maybe you can check with a doctor about your problem. The earlier you know the reason and get treatment the better. Or it could be because you were so tired or you slept in a different position...
@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
20 Mar 12
Well I think I won't go to the doctor. Because I'm kinda embarrassed to go to the doctor for my snoring. But I am changing my sleep position and I'm also trying to sleep early. Plus my sorethroat and allergic rhinitis is gone. I think it's working because my sister's not complaining anymore.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 12
Oh, that's good then. So, it's not because of any critical illness.
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
I asked my mom just now if I snore too whenever I sleep. I shocked to find out I do snore whenever I sleep! It's so embarrassing for a girl like me! Anyway, I don't know anything I can do to get rid of it. Also now that you said it, I didn't know it connects to the heart. Now I think I have a heart problem.
@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
19 Mar 12
It is indeed kinda embarrassing for a girl to snore. Hehehe.. But a lot of mylotters think it is normal and so the two of us need not worry. Sorry if I made you paranoid with the relationship of snoring and heart problems. My bad.
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• Philippines
3 Apr 12
You're right! I'm embarrassed to attend sleepovers and slumber parties now! But yes, it is normal. I realized maybe I got it from my parents since both of them snore when they sleep, but it's still embarrassing, right? I mean it's just fine if we're big boys but we're just pretty little dainty girls! Hahaha.
@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
23 Mar 12
My parents snore- but I think they snore more if they are tired. You can try reading this: http://www.ehow.com/about_4571163_why-do-people-snore.html. Maybe it will help.
@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
23 Mar 12
Well thank you for the link. I just finished reading it. So far the causes are almost similar. But I was a bit struck on a part in the article that says snoring can severe relationships. Somehow a question popped into my mind: Can snoring cause divorce perhaps?
@maratus (184)
• Indonesia
18 Mar 12
Yeah I also snoring when I sleep, that's because I too tired after all activities in one day..., In the morning my friends told me that I am snoring.And, they rea understand that I snoring because my body is too tired. So, they don't make fun of that, or even record it. That's common I think.
@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
18 Mar 12
Well lucky for you as your friends don't make fun of you. Unlucky for me I have a mischievous little sister. Hehehe. I think she recorded it as evidence in case I don't believe her. Well maybe it is just pure exhaustion for now coupled with my respiratory problem. Thanks for the reply.
• Canada
17 Mar 12
I don't snore and haven't encountered this problem before but I think that sometimes people tend to snore when they are extremely tired or exhausted. Have you been feeling tired during the nights you snored? It might be because of this that you are sleeping but it is good to rule out any other health problems too...
@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
18 Mar 12
Well yes it's true. I'm kinda exhausted lately because of the graduation rush. There are a lot of requirements and clearances to be signed. I feel so stressed out and when I am stressed I eat a lot so I gain some weight. Then to make it worse, I have allergic rhinitis and tonsillitis.
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@almond24 (1251)
• Hungary
17 Mar 12
I don't snore normally, but sometimes I do when I got cold, because my nose is blocked. I'm just wondering that maybe it has a simple reason like this.
@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
17 Mar 12
Well I think my allergic rhinitis could be a possible reason as I am having very stuffy nose at the moment. But I was wondering why just now? I've had allergic rhinitis since I could remember but my snoring just happened now. Maybe it is multifactorial.
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