Easy Ways to Stop Snoring for a Better Sleep

While it’s easy to make jokes about someone’s window-rattling, dog-howling, air-raid siren snores, the truth is that chronic snoring affects up to 45% of the adult population, and can be the cause of a host of physical and emotional problems. Snoring is a serious business. If you or your partner struggle with this issue, taking preventative measures will help ensure a solid night of rest. Keep reading to learn how to diagnose the causes of your snoring and plan for a cure.

Adjust Your Sleeping Position

You’re much more likely to snore if you’re sleeping on your back. Therefore, learning to sleep on your side can help significantly.

Lose Weight & Get Fit

Excess weight contributes to snoring. Losing even a few pounds can help and losing 10% of your body weight could make all the difference.

Watch What You Ingest

Certain foods, drinks, and medications can increase your likelihood of snoring. Certain ingredients or supplements can relax muscles and tissue at the back of your throat that may lead to snoring.

Elevate Your Head During Sleep

If you sleep on your back, buy yourself a few extra pillows and prop yourself up in bed, rather than lying flat on your back. Also, raise the head of your bed. An easy way to do this is to place several flat boards under the legs at the top end of the bed. A couple of old phone books under each leg should also raise the bed enough to do the trick.

Reduce Nasal Swelling

Nasal sprays, nasal strips, and nasal decongestants can help relieve your snoring. If you have allergies, talk with your doctor about taking antihistamines

Don’t Drink Alcohol or Smoke

These substances relax the airway, leading to snoring. Limit yourself to less than one daily for women, or less than two daily for men, and consume your last drink at least four hours before bedtime.  Besides contributing to other respiratory problems, smoking also leads to nasal and lung, which can result in snoring.

No matter how much you love each other, snoring can put a strain on your relationship. If you’re the one lying awake at night as your partner snores away, it’s easy to start feeling resentful. And if you’re the snorer, you may feel helpless, guilty, or even irritated with your partner for harping on something you can’t consciously control.

When you consider the many ways for how to stop snoring, the simpler the solution the more likely you are to stick with it.  Yet, if your snoring doesn’t respond to these simple remedies and you find yourself waking up gasping for breath during the night – or are still exhausted after a full night of sleep – then you may be suffering from a serious sleep disorder.


R.C. (Bob) Dimas

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