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.
A way to avoid the snoring that comes with extremely deep sleep is to develop and keep a steady sleep routine. If your body is accustomed to resting at a certain time, that sleep will be calmer, and you’ll snore less. Getting a regular 8 hours a night, at the same time each night, will make sleeping more beneficial (and quieter for those around you).
You should try elevating your head when you sleep. Lay your head on a large, thick pillow. Using two or more pillows is also a possibility. Keeping your head upright will increase the amount of airflow into your lungs, and help to reduce snoring.
If you have tried a whole bunch of snoring remedies, schedule a visit with your physician. There are prescription medicines out there that can help you, or your doctor can suggest some other habits or ideas that can keep you from snoring as much. Getting your doctor’s perspective is always a good idea.
Smoking tobacco makes snoring worse, so people that snore should quit smoking. Until you can quit, you should limit your smoking as much as possible, especially before bedtime. Smoking causes your throat, mouth, and nasal passages to swell up and become inflamed. If you do not smoke for several hours before bed, your tissues have a chance of returning to normal which will help reduce your snoring.
Throat exercises can help reduce snoring. One exercise to help against snoring is to press your tongue against your front teeth. Thrust your tongue back and forth, from the back of your throat to the back of your teeth. Do this for several minutes. Working on the muscles in this process will help keep your passageways open and reduce the risk of snoring.
In order to reduce snoring, do not drink alcohol during the 4 to 5 hours before you go to sleep. Alcohol has a sedative effect and will make your throat muscles relax too much when you sleep. This can contribute to snoring, even if you do not normally have a tendency to snore.
If you eat smaller meals later in the day, your snoring will likely be reduced. A large meal close to bedtime fills up the stomach. This can cause your diaphragm to push against your throat, which can block your throat because of pressure. Less airflow and a narrow throat are conditions that often promote snoring.
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.