Restless nights plague many people. When you or your loved one snores, it can make sleep even more difficult. Snoring is not just disturbing for others; it also can also be dangerous. Snoring is a nuisance to a good night’s sleep; however, there are many helpful hints that can help minimize the impact of snoring in your life.
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.
Try to keep your head elevated when sleeping if you want to prevent snoring. Being in this position allows your muscles and airways to get in just the right amount of air, which lessens the chance that you will snore. Just prop some pillows behind your head or use a thick pillow.
Blow your nose well before you go to bed. Often snoring is caused by a buildup of mucous in your nose. A stopped-up nose typically causes you to open your mouth during your sleep in order to breathe. When you breathe through your mouth you snore so keep some tissue at the side of your bed to prevent the problem before it starts.
A good way to limit snoring is to go to a pharmacy and have the pharmacist recommend an OTC remedy designed to address snoring. There are also prescription remedies, but if you can get an over-the-counter medicine to work, then you won’t have to pay as much. These types of medications work by reducing the swelling, and any other factors that may make your air passages narrow.
In order to reduce snoring at night, work to clear your nasal passages before going to bed. You can take a nasal decongestant (pill or spray), or sleep with a neti pot next to your bed for a more organic solution. Getting the mucus out of your passages will make it less likely that you will snore.
If nothing over the counter seems to be working for you, ask your doctor about a mouthpiece for the nighttime. IT will be fitted to your mouth and jaw. The idea is that it pulls your lower jaw slightly forward and allows your throat and airways to stay open wider as you sleep.
If you find that you are always sleeping with your mouth open, try keeping your mouth closed throughout the night. This will make it much easier for you to not only take in oxygen, but retain it as well. Sleep with your mouth closed to diminish snoring when you rest at night.
Snoring does not need to control your sleep. Although, it can be embarrassing; it is a natural and somewhat unpleasant part of life. If you or your loved ones snoring is too much to handle, then please seek medical help. Snoring can lead to other health problems. Remember, a good night’s sleep can happen.