Do you snore??

United States
August 8, 2007 3:52pm CST
I was wondering how many people here on mylot snore or have family member that do. Is it a problem for you or anyone in your household? I know of a few people who snore really loud, and I have had to use earplugs to fall asleep at night sometimes. But for me, as long as I am already asleep, the snoring doesnt bother me, it is only when I am awake and trying to go to sleep...
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
21 Aug 07
according to my husband I do- I'm sleeping what do i know...LOL
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• United States
21 Aug 07
Lol sometimes people wake themselves up when they snore...
@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
21 Aug 07
Hello SuckerUpper!(",) Normally, I don't snore but when I'm really tired then, there are times that I snore. The question is, why do we snore? Here is the explanation... The sound you hear when someone is snoring is caused by the vibration of relaxed, floppy tissues that line the upper airway. Here’s how it works. When you sleep, muscle tone throughout your body decreases. All the muscles in your body relax. Your upper airway is lined with muscles that keep the airway open. When those muscles relax during sleep, the diameter of the airway decreases and, in some people, this partially blocks the airflow, leading to turbulence. Instead of air flowing smoothly down the airway into the lungs, it flows with gusts and bursts. As the air travels through the airway, it picks up speed and gets whipped around in all different directions. As the air bounces around, it hits the relaxed, floppy tissues lining the throat and causes them to vibrate, kind of like a flag in the wind. This is the snoring sound. People don’t make a snoring sound when they are awake because the muscles in the throat hold the airway open wide enough for a smooth flow of air into the lungs. We snore more as we get older because our muscles become increasingly flaccid with age. Gaining weight can increase snoring because fat deposits accumulate in the tissues of the airway, making them heavier so they fall more into the line of airflow. Great day!(",)
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• United States
21 Aug 07
wow very informative, thank you hun =]
@wilby2 (39)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
i snore a lot especialy after a very long tiring day..but when im relaxed i dont ksnore.. i guess its all about the energy we consumed the entire day.. the more activities we do, the bigger possibility that we'll snore that night..
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• United States
9 Aug 07
yep, I agree with you there!
9 Aug 07
i am the one of the many MyLot member who snores. I wont say snore but i do make a peculiar sound when asleep. It is to prevent itching on my throat. Believe me the sound is really bad. so Bad that the next morning when i get feedbacks from people who heard the sound, i really feel ashamed. I do get kicks from my husband when i make the sounds. In my case, As long as i enjoy a good sleep nothing bothers me.
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• United States
9 Aug 07
Aww... Lets just hope no one records you while you sleep and your snores end up all over youtube (although that might be entertaining hee hee)
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I am guilty of being a snorer!! And I snore very loud!!! In fact during the week when my hubby has to work I usualy sleep on the couch as to not keep him awake with my snoring. I am also very overweight so this is why I snore so loudly. I am now dieting and trying to correct all those annoying things LOL hopefully I can return to bed before too long. But other people snoring doesnt bother me I can go to sleep with just about any noise so having someone snore beside me dont bother me. and yes he does snore very loud too.
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• United States
8 Aug 07
One of my friends snores quite loudly, but she told me that there was this medications that she took before she went to sleep that I think cleared her sinuses which stopped her from snoring at night, I will have to ask her what it is called, because I cannot remember right now. You both might be able to take it if you want to sleep together at nigth again. You should have to sacrifice, and be on the couch, y'know? Best of luck to you hun, and thank you for your response =]
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
26 Aug 07
I don't have the habit of snoring when I sleep. I have had any complained that I do ever. :-) At home none of them do too, but I know some who like one of my friend that snore very loud.
@ashar123 (2359)
• India
21 Aug 07
I don't have this habit of snoring out loud. I am very thankful to God for this but I have to admit that I only snore in soft low voice which is very hard to hear only when I am alot tired or have been working over my working schedule.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I don't snore unless I'm sitting up with my head tilted back. But even then it's only for a second because I wake myself up. LOL :) My husband snores soooo loud, I swear he rattles the house! Right now we have seperate sleeping areas because my son's medical equipment is set up in the living room, and I sleep on the couch-- but I STILL hear my husband snore! It's insane! When i did sleep in the bed, it was awful! I would kick him, shake him, put pillows over his head and make him cover his face sooo much at night because I coudldn't stand it. I don't even know how he sleeps! Oh and do to make it worse my husband also TALKS... well no SCREAMS in his sleep too! Maybe when my son is better and doesn't need this medical equipment-- maybe I'll just stay on the couch. LOL!
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