How Drinking Alcohol Triggers Snoring


There are many reasons why you should not drink too much alcohol. Alcohol intake can bring about numerous medical conditions that can be life-threatening. It can also bring about sleep apnoea, a condition wherein there is cessation of breathing and reduction of ventilation during sleep. An article from talks about how drinking leads to snoring.

  • Drinking alcohol will make your throat and tongue muscles to relax and because of this, you would find it extremely difficult to breathe while sleeping. The blockage of the air passage would make the throat muscles to collapse, making it more difficult to breathe at night during the sleep. As a result, these muscles would start vibrating, producing an unpleasant sound called snoring.

  • The only way to avoid this snoring is to avoid taking alcohol before going to bed. This will help you to breathe very easily without any obstruction.

  • You may think that the use of alcohol would help you sleep better but the thing is that the nighttime drinking of alcohol can reduce the quality of your sleep and triggers the condition of snoring.

  • Drinking red wine at night is not a good habit as some red wines contain a compound called as tyrosine, which is considered as allergic to many people. Therefore, if you are allergic to this compound, then it is best to avoid drinking red wine as it might affect your peaceful sleep and would increase the snoring.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.