SNORING TEST: WHAT EXACTLY IS CAUSING YOU TO SNORE?
First, let us perform a small “snoring test”.
After the test, you will be able to determine the exact problem you are facing and therefore find the right solution for it (without wasting money on a trial and error basis).
Believe it or not, your snoring is simply caused by one or more of the following:
The tongue is the most common cause of snoring because tongue muscles tend to relax and fall backwards when one is asleep.
Here’s how you can perform the “snoring test” on your own at home.
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU ARE A TONGUE SNORER?
- Step 1: Stick out your tongue
- Step 2: Hold it in place using your teeth
- Step 3: Attempt to make the vibration sound of snoring (try as hard as you can)
Did you produce the loud snoring noise? If you just answered NO then your tongue is the cause of your snoring. And in that case you need to focus on a device that tames your tongue like the Tongue Retaining Device.
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU ARE A MOUTH SNORER?
If you snored during the tongue test (above), then chances are that the problem lies elsewhere.
It’s time for a jaw test.
Normally, you are more likely to snore if you breathe through your open mouth instead of the nose.
The reason why the mouth tends to open at night is because of the jaw muscles loosening. Here’s a simple test for this.
- Step 1: Open your mouth (Half-wide open)
- Step 2: Put some effort into producing the snoring sound
- Step 3: Close your mouth and try doing the same thing
If you realize that you can still make a snoring noise when your mouth is open but find it impossible when your mouth is closed then your jaw could be the culprit.
Products Recommended: Here you need a jaw retaining device. More than a tongue retaining device. We recommend:
IS YOUR NOSE CAUSING YOU TO SNORE?
The nose test will help you find out if a blocked nostril is the cause of your snore.
In this case, if your nose is stuffy or you are having an allergy or sinus problem, then you are likely to snore even if you use a mandibular adjusting device (Anti Snoring Mouthpiece), tongue retaining device or chin strap.
- Step 1: Place a finger inside one of your nostrils and push it gently inside
- Step 2: Close your mouth in such a way that you only breathe through the one free nostril
- Step 3: Now try to breathe in
You may find that your other nostril may collapse and allow you to produce a snoring sound.
If that happens then the problem behind your snoring lies within your nose.
Products Recommended: Here you need nose dilator device like:
IS YOUR SNORING CAUSED BY MULTIPLE ISSUES?
Sometimes, you may find that your snoring is caused by multiple issues.
Like for instance, a combination of tongue and nose or uvula and soft palate (Uvula is the small nob of tissue that hangs down at the back of your mouth when you open your mouth wide).
In that case, none of the tests suggested above will provide you with a solid answer.
The recommended solution is the SnoreQuiet™ 3 in 1 stop snoring system which will help you determine what is the best device for you to stop snoring.
TIP: You could waste a lot of time trying to find an anti-snoring remedy if you have not first figured out what is making you snore.
That is why we recommend taking these three tests prior to making a purchase. You may look (or sound) funny while doing them but no worries, they are all easy to handle on your own and more so in private.