Are you finding it hard to sleep through the loud, disruptive snores of someone else? It can be a bit alarming to have to convince someone that their snoring is preventing you from getting the rest that you need, but if you come to the table armed with solutions, the conversation could go much easier.

Keep a healthy weight to reduce your snoring. Excess body weight is not always the culprit, but it can be difficult to breathe if your neck area has extra fat. If you are even a few pounds overweight, this may be the culprit.

Singing can help cure snoring. Singing is a great way to exercise and strengthen the throat muscles. Snoring can be reduced with strong throat muscles. Musical wind instruments, such as the trumpet or clarinet, can also make your throat muscles stronger.

One way to help keep from snoring is to avoid tranquilizers at bedtime. While tranquilizers might help you sleep faster, they will also relax the muscles that hold your nasal passages fully open. They will contract partially, and air will have a harder time getting through — and you will snore.

If you want to stop snoring, don’t drink that glass of warm (or cold) milk at bedtime. Dairy beverages can make your nose generate more mucus, which will block your air passages — which will cause you to snore. Drinking water instead will keep your nose from blocking, and will keep you from snoring.

Overweight people, especially if they have fatty deposits in the area of the neck, are more likely to snore. Those who are overweight have excessive fatty tissue that surrounds their windpipes, which doesn’t help. If you need to lose weight, try doing so now. You will sleep well and feel better from the loss.

To help alleviate snoring, try to use over-the-counter snoring aids that help to open your airway. Snoring is often caused by the airway being constricted. By simply changing how you breathe, snoring can be relieved. There are many products available that can help open your airway, without needing to take any pills.

A natural remedy for snoring sufferers to try is honey. No one seems to know why honey is such an effective treatment, but many people swear by it. Honey has been known to cure people for various different reasons in different areas.

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.

Do some tongue exercises. A common cause of snoring is the tongue falling back toward your throat and blocking the air passage. Doing tongue exercises can strengthen the tongue to tone this muscle. Stick your tongue straight out as far as you can, then move it from left to right, up and down.

As you can see, there are a lot of things that could be causing the snoring, and there are just as many if not more possible solutions. Armed with this information, you can have a much more productive discussion about how to fix the problem so you can both sleep easy tonight.