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Snoring Mouth Guard-Snoring and Allergic Rhinitis

There are many spouses out there who dream of being able to cure snoring. After all, it is no fun having to contend with a noisy sleeping partner day in and day out. The well-known night time trumpeting noises associated with chronic snoring is not classified as an illness as such, but is often symptomatic of health conditions that include allergies.

Allergic rhinitis, also commonly known as hay fever, is a condition that is most often triggered by an inhaled substance such as pollen. This causes the membrane lining of the nose and throat to become inflamed, which in turn creates an obstruction in the airway, resulting in the noise and discomfort of snoring. Common culprits include the pollen from trees, grasses and other plants. These cause the most problems in spring and summer months when the volume of pollen released by the plants is particularly high. Certain individuals may also suffer this affliction due to allergic reactions to mold spores, feathers and dust - resulting in yearlong/perennial allergic rhinitis.

The most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis include sneezing, a blocked/running nose, red and itching eyes, an irritated nose, headaches, nosebleeds and snoring. If you display some or all of these symptoms it is recommended that you consult a physician who will perform a skin prick allergy test to ascertain whether or not you suffer from allergic rhinitis and suggest a treatment. Please note, however, that skin prick tests are not always fully conclusive, due to the fact that some allergens are not picked up on with this particular testing method.

Ruling out allergies such as hay fever can go a long way to establishing what exactly is causing your snoring problem and point you in the right direction with regard to a snoring solution. Once you have determined whether or not allergic rhinitis is indeed the culprit of your night time noisiness you can start investigating cures and regain control over your sleep patterns. A snoring mouth guard may be the perfect solution.

Mercia - 15 Apr 2010