Nose Snoring Test – A Simple Home Test
If you suffer from nasal congestion while you are awake, it most likely that you do when you are asleep too. This nightly nasal breathing problem is then often a (co-)trigger for snoring. Does this apply to you? Find out more about nose snoring with the help of a simple nose snoring test!
This is how you do the nose snoring test
The nose snoring test is very to do:
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 with both nostrils consecutively.
Afterwards, take an unused matchstick 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 are probably suffer from nose snoring. This means that your nasal airways are blocked, which in turn obstructs nasal respiration.
What helps stop nose snoring?
An effective way to clear mucous and secretion from the nose is nasal irrigation. Nasal irrigation devices are particularly helpful if you have caught a cold or when you suffering from allergies.
Nose snoring is not the problem? Then you should check if you’re perhaps a tongue-based snorer (Mandibular advancement devices / snoring mouthpieces are a helpful aid in this case) or a mouth-based snorer (Use an anti-snore mouthguard to alleviate oral snoring). Or simply ask our experts for advice and do the snoring test.