Snoring while exhaling can be quite a nuisance. Its causes include obesity, the structure of your mouth and sleep apnea. Depending on its cause, this kind of snoring can be treated in a variety of ways, including surgery, weight loss and oral devices designed to keep your airway open while you sleep.
Snoring while exhaling, also known as exhalatory snoring, occurs when your breathing passageway becomes obstructed during sleep. When your breathing becomes difficult, your lungs push the air through the airways with more force to compensate for the obstruction. This can cause the tissues in your throat to vibrate, creating the snoring sound. Remedies for snoring while exhaling vary according to the cause of the snoring.
Obesity can cause snoring while exhaling if there is too much weight on the throat when you are sleeping on your back, narrowing your airway. If this is the case, the best thing to do would be to reduce the obesity. Consult your physician for the best treatment options.
Snoring can also occur if your soft palate -- the soft tissue at the back of the roof of your mouth -- is unusually low or thick, or if you have enlarged tonsils. If this is the case, sleeping on your side may be helpful. If it is not, you may want to consider surgery to reduce the size of the tissues obstructing your airway.
Sleep apnea is a disorder which causes you to stop breathing momentarily during sleep, due to a partially or completely obstructed airway. When you finally force air through your airway, it can result in a loud snore or snort. People suffering from sleep apnea are often unaware of the condition until someone else observes it and tells them.
If sleep apnea is causing you to snore, consult your doctor. Treatments can include surgery to remove excess tissue which may be blocking your airway or oral devices to keep your airway open while you sleep.