If you snore at night, chances are that either you or the person you are sharing a bed with isn’t getting a good night’s sleep. Although snoring itself isn’t considered to be life-threatening, it can cause a variety of problems, including irritating your partner and disrupting your home life.
You may not be in the ideal position to allow proper airflow from traveling into your lungs, or you may have a nasal obstruction that is causing vibrations during regular breathing. It’s a good idea to visit your doctor or sleep specialist to find out what is behind your snoring.
The good news is there are plenty of ways to put an end to your snoring. Although there are several non-invasive procedures including Pillar Implants that can help with snoring, there are a few things that you can also try at home. Let’s look at a few easy ways to put an end to your snoring.
Although it’s not unusual for skinny people to snore, it’s much more common to start snoring after you have put on a few pounds. The extra fatty flesh accumulated around the throat and jowls can act as a barrier to normal airflow. If you have started snoring more since gaining some weight, adopting an exercise and diet routine to lose weight can reduce or eliminate your snoring.
Snoring is often caused by a lack of proper air flow through the throat. When your neck is not in the proper position, the soft tissues of the throat can be collapsed causing a vibration of air. If you are using a pillow that doesn't give you enough support you may find that your snoring becomes more chronic. There are several pillows that are specifically designed to help support your neck depending on your preferred sleeping position. Side, front and back sleepers all need different levels of support to keep your airways open and clear so choose a pillow that compliments your sleeping style.
Open Your Airways
Snoring is caused by a vibration of air as it enters and exits your airways. Going to bed with partially blocked airways is sure to increase the frequency of your sleeping. Make sure to blow your nose and clear your airways before you head to bed. Many people find relief and success by using a nose strip which gently lifts and expands your nasal cavities that can help you snore less.
Back sleepers are among the largest group of chronic snorers. When you sleep on your back, the back of the tongue and neck relaxes and can act as a blockade to normal air flow. Using a body pillow to help you get into a more comfortable and supportive side position may help you to snore less.
Helping your snoring doesn’t only mean that you have to change your physical position or routine. Making sure that your body is in prime shape for sleeping can help relieve snoring. Staying hydrated is an important part of healthy sleeping. If you aren’t getting enough water before bed, the soft tissues of your mouth and throat can become dry and cause snoring.
Snoring can be disruptive to everyone in your home that is trying to get to sleep. Talking to your doctor and trying these easy tips can help you put an end to your snoring and get the rest that you need.