Nose Snoring Test – A simple exercise for at home
If nasal breathing is already compromised while you are awake, it most likely works badly at night. The nightly nasal problem is then often (co-)trigger for snoring sounds. Does this apply to you? Lay bare nasal snoring with the help of a simple test!
That’s how you do the nose snoring test.
The nose snoring test is very easy to carry out:
Stand in front of a mirror and keep one of your nostrils shut. Continue breathing through the nose. Make sure that your mouth remains closed. Does the covered nostril collapse? If that is the case, then nasal respiration is most likely impaired. Do the test consecutively with both nostrils.
Afterwards, take an unused kitchen match and try to carefully widen one of your nostrils with the wooden end of the stick. At the same time, keep the other nostril shut. If this made breathing in air much easier than before, you may presumably be a nose snorer. This means that your nasal airways are blocked, which in turn obstructs nasal respiration.
What helps against nose snoring?
Oral snoring is not the problem? Then you should check if you’re perhaps a tongue-based snorer (➤ Anti-snore splints) are a helpful aid against this) or a mouth-based snorer (➤ Use an anti-snore mouthguard to alleviate oral snoring). Or simply ask our experts for advice and do the anti snoring test.