The Issue of Snoring While Traveling

Several people contend with a snoring problem that acts up during inconvenient times, and ends up embarrassing them irrevocably in front of complete strangers. If you thought snoring in bed and keeping your partner awake at night was bad, then try to imagine falling asleep in the subway or on the bus, and waking up to amused stares caused by your loud snores. What is even worse is seeing the frustration on the face of the person sitting right beside you.

Some snorers have the disadvantage of a highly noticeable pitch or rattle to their snores, which any mean prankster would record and upload it to YouTube given the chance. This kind of snoring often wakes up even the snorer, but only after annoying everyone within earshot and making them think the person should not be traveling with a problem like this.

The Triggers

The first thing you need to figure out is what triggers your snoring, especially at times when you fall asleep when there are people around. Most people find this is a result of extreme tiredness, or an allergic reaction. The weather too has an effect on how intensely you snore; summertime is the worst in this case, and autumn gets a lot of people’s noses blocked.


Speak to an expert or specialist, and they would tell you this type of snoring is called nasal snoring. In this, restricted nostrils cause you to breathe through the mouth, and when the air hits the inside of the throat and the soft tissue located there, it creates a vibrating noise, which is what snores technically are. Up until the point you figure out how they come about, a few “remedies” would be of good use. Every type of snorer has a different solution that is meant for their specific problem, which is why it is best to simply go to an ENT specialist so they can tell you how to proceed.

Fixing It

It is not simply the annoyance which snoring causes that you should be bothered about; it can also serve as a gateway to serious health conditions like Obstructive Sleep Apnea (where you stop breathing for up to 10 seconds while asleep), which has been known to cause brain damage and even death. Nip the issue at its bud by using a certified stop snoring mouthpiece, according to the instructions provided by the specialist who recommended it to you.