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Simple Ways To Manage Snoring For Better Sleep

May 13

Simple Ways To Manage Snoring For Better Sleep

Are you finding it hard to sleep through the loud, disruptive snores of someone else? It can be a bit alarming to have to convince someone that their snoring is preventing you from getting the rest that you need, but if you come to the table armed with solutions, the conversation could go much easier.

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It is crucial to determine what the source of your snoring actually is. If you have a condition that causes snoring, you must get it resolved if you want to stop. In fact, ignoring potential medical issues can cause snoring to get worse.

 

If you snore, sew a tennis ball on the backside of your shirt. The reason for this is that it will prevent you from sleeping on your back, which is the main position that a person snores in. If you do not have a tennis ball, you could use a baseball.

 

Discuss your snoring with your dentist. If your lower jaw slackens in your sleep, it can contribute to snoring. Your dentist can fit you with a special mouthguard to wear at night, which will hold your teeth together and keep your jaw relaxing too much. This may fix your snoring problems.

 

If you are dealing with allergies, you are probably going to be suffering from congestion, making it more likely you will snore as you sleep. When you are congested, your nasal passages will become constricted, blocking airflow and causing you to snore. One method to avoid the congestion is to take a decongestant before going to bed.

 

Any kind of depressant may make your snoring worse than it would be if you did not ingest them. Some examples of substances you should avoid if you worried about snoring are alcohol, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and certain antihistamines. All of these will relax your muscles and make snoring a problem.

 

It should not be surprising to read that losing weight will help to reduce snoring. This is common advice for snorers and the reasons are simple. If you have extra fatty tissue around your neck, this restricts your airway. Your muscles are weaker and your throat is more likely to relax and then, close up when you fall asleep.

 

One of the things that you will want to keep under control is your allergies. If you are congested during the night, there is a very good chance that you will snore due to the airway compression that will take place. Make sure that you stay as healthy as possible to decrease snoring frequency.

 

If you currently snore, stop smoking to see improvement. Smoking causes irritation to the airways and swollen membranes. When you stop, this swelling and irritation can quickly disappear. If you are having difficulty quitting, even cutting back on your smoking habit might help some. See your doctor for some helpful advice on how to quit or cut back.

 

As you can see, there are a lot of things that could be causing the snoring, and there are just as many if not more possible solutions. Armed with this information, you can have a much more productive discussion about how to fix the problem so you can both sleep easy tonight.