Do you snore? If so, what can you do about it? If you fall into the category of people searching for ways to remedy your snoring, this article will help.
Pregnant women must make a doctor’s appointment, immediately, if they start snoring. Although many expectant mothers do snore during pregnancy because of the extra pressure on their bodies, it is important to make sure that your baby still has enough oxygen while you are snoring. Consult your doctor to make sure that this will not become a serious problem for your baby.
While it may seem strange, you should wash or replace your pillows frequently to prevent snoring. If your snoring is allergy-related, your pillows, which can house dust mites, dander, and other allergens, may be the culprits. Regular laundering or purchasing fresh pillows will keep these allergens to a minimum. Alternately, try hypoallergenic cases for your pillows.
Discuss your snoring with your dentist. If your lower jaw slackens in your sleep, it can contribute to snoring. Your dentist can fit you with a special mouthguard to wear at night, which will hold your teeth together and keep your jaw relaxing too much. This may fix your snoring problems.
A good way to prevent your from sleeping on your back, which can make snoring worse, is to sew something on the back of your shirt that will be uncomfortable if you roll over on it. This will make you less likely to ever sleep in a position where you are on your back.
In order to reduce snoring you should not drink alcohol or take any kind of sedative or relaxant, including antihistamines for several hours before bedtime. Any of these things make the muscles in your body relax. Relaxed muscles close up your airway even further than normal. The blockage can cause snoring or make it worse than usual.
Avoid any type of moderate exercise an hour prior to bedtime. Physical activity right before sleeping can result in shortness of breath. This will narrow your air passages, and you will snore during the night.
Try not to go to bed until at least a couple of hours after you have consumed a particularly large meal. One effect of a full stomach is that it pushes up against your diaphragm making it less flexible and restricting its normal range of movement. This can translate into increased snoring.
Don’t eat a large meal right before going to bed for the night. Doing so will cause your full stomach to push up on your diaphragm. This can obstruct your airways, limit your breathing and keep you from being able to take full, deep breaths which leads to snoring.
As a last resort, surgery can help with snoring issues. One type of surgery removes excess tissues in the palate and throat which block the airway while sleeping. Another type of surgery involves inserting a needle into the tongue and removing excess tissue while leaving the taste buds unaffected. Surgery is typically used only in extreme cases, however.
These suggestions should help you on your way to a night without snoring. Don’t forget to use all the tools in this article, and in time, your snoring will be a thing of the past.