Published on Breathing system, Isolated symptoms.

When we breathe, the air passes freely through the nose and mouth, gets down the pharynx and through the basis of the tongue until the larynx. The space for air to pass at the back of the mouth and behind the tongue is reduced. During sleep, the muscles in the area relax, which reduces the passage even further. It is the vibration of tissues in this area that produces snoring. Given that the passage becomes even more restricted, the basis of the tongue creates a valve type phenomenon that can block out totally the entrance of air. At this point, the efforts the person who is sleeping makes to inhale air stresses the blockage further, like a cork, and then the so-called obstructive apnoea occurs, and the person ends up snoring very loudly. This is not exactly a symptom that affects the health of a person, but it clearly affects his family and social relationship. In this case, inhaling is hampered.

The tension that is associated to snoring is related to the difficulty in accessing the inner being. The person is very mentally oriented during the day, speeding, very controlled, very masculine, too dynamic and eats very heavy, strong and yang food. When he goes to bed, he is totally exhausted and snores a lot more.

The person needs to relax in his life. He needs to stop being so mentally oriented and busy. He should look after himself better and, in this way, he will also look after, indirectly, the people he sleeps close too.

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