Have you ever woken someone else up with your snoring, or found it impossible to sleep because someone else was snoring nearby? If so, you know just how annoying this condition can be. If you need to deal with snoring, the advice in the following article can help you get started.
While it may take a little time, losing any excess weight can be extremely beneficial to snorers. Being overweight puts extra pressure on many places in your body, including the throat, which can lead to snoring. Since your neck is one of the first places you lose weight from, even just a few pounds can help calm snoring down.
Your sleep position can greatly affect whether or not you will wind up snoring during sleep. Those who sleep on their backs tend to be more prone to snoring simply because that particular sleep position encourages relaxation of the throat, which can result in snoring. Try to sleep on your side, if possible, to help alleviate snoring.
Stay well-hydrated to prevent snoring. Should you be dehydrated, the secretions that come out of the nose are stickier and thicker, and that makes them a lot more likely to block airways which leads to you snoring. To minimize the risk of snoring, you should try to drink at least 10 cups of hydrating liquid (anything non-caffeinated, ideally water) in the course of the day.
If you snore in the winter months, try sleeping with a humidifier. Sometimes very dry air, such as that we are exposed to in the dead of winter, causes a stuffed up nose. This makes a person breathe through their mouth and often results in snoring. A good quality humidifier will add moisture to the air and help you to avoid this problem.
Try to to avoid consuming alcohol right before bed. Alcohol does help you relax; the problem is drinking alcohol right before bed causes the muscles of your airway to relax too much. This over relaxation causes snoring which you may not notice. but, people around you will definitely be disturbed.
If you want to stop snoring, talk to your dentist or physician about a mouth guard. The purpose of the guard is to keep your teeth together, and to ensure that the lower jaw muscles do not relax so much that your air passageways slacken, and snoring starts again. That’s the last thing you want!
Ready to stop snoring? There are some throat exercises you can do to keep your throat muscles stronger. One thing you can do is repeat the five vowels out loud, consistently, for three minutes consecutively, several times a day. Building your throat muscles will reduce your instances of snoring.
At this point, you should be aware that snoring is not an incurable condition. You are not doomed to a lifetime of sleepless nights just because you or someone you know is a snorer. Instead, by making use of the tips and techniques in this article, you can put those nights of broken sleep behind you.