Most people snore, but some people are very active snorers. However, if you think that you snore excessively in your sleep and you really want to reduce it, then read this article for some suggestions on what to do.
If you both smoke and snore, you may be able to address your snoring problem by stopping smoking. Smoking irritates the tissues of your throat, which leads to swelling. Swelling in your throat is one of the most common causes for snoring.
Using sleeping pills is a real catch-22 if you have trouble with snoring. The pills make it easier to get to sleep, but they also encouraging snoring, making your sleep less restful. Sleeping pills cause all your muscles to relax, including muscles in your nose and throat. This also includes, of course, the muscles in your nasal passages and this means a narrower path for the air. This will cause you to snore.
To prevent snoring, keep nasal passages open. A nose that is clogged or constricted can be a cause of snoring. Use vapor rubs, humidifiers, neti pots, or steam showers to clear nasal passages when you’ve got a cold. An alternative to these treatments is to use nasal strips. These strips open up the nasal passages which allow better airflow.
Never use illegal drugs. This is because these drugs could be the main reason that you snore. Pot will make your throat relax and collapse while you sleep. In addition, drugs that are found on the street, such as pain killers, can have a similar effect. You may find this relaxation enjoyable, but once asleep, your snoring will begin.
Prop your head up so you can sleep easily instead of snoring. Use a thick, supportive pillow. If necessary, use two or three pillows to get the desired elevation. Keeping your head in a more upright position will increase the amount of air flowing, and reduce or even prevent, your snoring.
Many prescription medicines can cause snoring, discuss if this is happening to you with your doctor. There are prescription medications that cause snoring. Sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, pain killers, and antihistamines can all make the muscles in your neck too relaxed, leading to airway restriction. Restricted airways contribute to snoring.
Nasal strips can be very effective at eliminating snoring. These strips look like a Band-Aid. Yet, their use is quite different. They keep your nasal passages from becoming constricted. That makes it easier to breath from your nose and, when you do, you are no longer snoring.
Fat in your throat can cause you to snore. Overweight people also store fat in their throat, blocking their airway and making snoring worse. To reduce the chance of snoring, you may want to consider losing any excess weight. This will help you sleep much better as well as making you feel and look better too.
If you eat less at night, you will not snore as much. Eating too much food, especially right before sleeping, causes the stomach to become full. This will cause your diaphragm to be pressed up towards the throat, and the subsequent pressure could cause blocking, or decrease the space near your throat. Decreased airflow through constricted airways is a major reason snoring occurs.
Now you know that snoring is a condition that you can manage and possibly prevent, even though it occurs when you are asleep. If you apply the information from these tips, you should be able to cut back on disruptive snoring. As a result, you (and your partner) can enjoy a full night’s rest.