My husband used to snore so loud that I wasn’t able to sleep at night! We sent him to a sleep clinic and he received a CPAP machine, and now we both get a sound sleep nightly. Read on for some tips to help you overcome your snoring problem and get some shut-eye.
If you snore, sew a tennis ball on the backside of your shirt. The reason for this is that it will prevent you from sleeping on your back, which is the main position that a person snores in. If you do not have a tennis ball, you could use a baseball.
Lose weight. Obesity, or even carrying around just a few excess pounds, can have many adverse health effects. One of these effects is an increased tendency to snore. The heavier you are, the more likely your airway is to become restricted by excess fat and flesh. Drop the pounds to alleviate the problem.
Consider using a chin strap to keep your snoring under control. Chin straps keep your mouth closed so it is difficult to snore. These devices are available in a wide variety of styles. Many are elastic and simply fit over your head. Others are fitted with Velcro so they can be custom adjusted to fit your head.
Sleep on your side to minimize your chances of snoring. If you sleep on your back, your tongue may fall back into your throat and obstruct the airways. This can result in snoring. Sleeping on your side keeps the tongue from falling back into the throat, so you are less likely to snore.
To limit your level of snoring during the night, refrain from smoking altogether. Smoking can constrict your airways, which can make it much harder for you to breathe at night. This will not only help you to reduce the intensity of your snoring but make you feel better as the night wears on.
Lose as much excess weight as possible. Extra weight does not just show up in your thighs, it can make your throat narrower. This can cause snoring and sleep apnea. Even a 10 pound loss can help open up the passageway in your throat. The more wide open it is, the better you will sleep.
If you notice that you are snoring more and have put on a few pounds, you can solve the problem by losing the extra weight. Being overweight can cause your soft palate to encroach on your breathing passageway, which causes snoring.
Some people have a larger than normal uvula, the piece of flesh that hangs down in the back of the throat. This excess tissue can cause snoring due to its movement during sleep. There is an operation to remove the uvula to cure snoring and the breathing problems it can cause. It can be a painful recovery, but the cure is permanent.
When my husband had his test I decided to get my own, only to find out I have a similar condition. While a CPAP machine can seem scary at first, I’ve fallen in love with mine and couldn’t sleep without it. Using the tips in this article will help you to get things under control just as we have!