You don’t need a medical diagnosis to tell you that you snore. What you do need though, is a reason for it. The reasons for snoring are vast and sometimes complicated. Your doctor may be able to shed some light on the situation, but we suggest you keep reading to find out if any of these tips will work for you.
One of the most effective ways to stop snoring is to cease alcohol use. When you consume alcohol, the muscles in the back of your throat become too relaxed. This state of relation can increase your chances of snoring. If you really want to drink, only have one or two.
If you suffer from chronic snoring, you may benefit from allergy testing. Allergies can clog the nasal passages and force you to breathe out of your mouth, which causes snoring. Finding out the causes of your allergies allows you to eliminate their sources. Also, you may benefit from taking a prescribed or over-the-counter antihistamine before bed.
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.
In order to stop snoring, go to your local pharmacy and buy some nasal strips. You don’t have to put them on until bedtime. The benefit is that the strips will make your nasal passageways open up and permit more air flow. The end result is that you will snore much less.
If you smoke tobacco, you are more likely to snore when you sleep. The reason this occurs is that tobacco smoke contains irritants which can aggravate and constrict your airways, which results in snoring. Of course, for obvious other health reasons, it’s best to just quit smoking.
Learn to sleep on your side if you do not already. Sleeping on your side helps keep your throat open so that air can move freely in and out. Sleeping on your back makes your throat muscles slack and prevents good airflow. Interrupted or bad airflow is what causes snoring.
If you are a woman and you have recently started snoring, get your thyroid checked. Sometimes this can be an indication of an underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism. This hormone imbalance can greatly affect your sleep patterns, because sleep is governed in part by a complex interplay of several different hormones.
You should avoid alcohol, sedative or sleeping pills before going to bed. These things can make your throat muscles and tissues to relax and obstruct your breathing which will cause snoring. You may feel that your snoring is causing you to lose sleep so you take a sleeping pill. But this will only make the snoring worse so you should avoid them.
Consider this article like a little genie in your pocket. It may take three wishes to get your snoring under control, but if you keep at it, you can discover the solution you need in order to sleep soundly and peacefully.
Don’t be afraid to try several things as you never know what will finally do the trick.