Whether you’re the snorer or not, snoring can really affect the quality of sleep you and your family members can get. This article has a lot of great advice on things you can try out for yourself to see if they make a difference in your situation. Here’s hoping!
The first step to curing yourself of snoring is to discover the cause of your snoring. As an example, medical problems can lead to snoring and if the health problems are left untreated, the snoring will not become better. Whether the problem is serious or not, your snoring could get worse over time.
If you regularly use cigarettes and other tobacco products, you probably also snore. The ingredients in these products dries out the mucosal membranes in your nose, mouth and airway, which leads to difficulty breathing and loud snoring. If at all possible, do not smoke cigarettes within five hours of your bedtime as the smoke will cause your airway to become inflamed.
In order to cut back on snoring, turn over and sleep on your side, not on your back. If you sleep on your back, especially with only one or two pillows, mucus can gather in your nasal passages. Sleeping on your side will keep the mucus out of the passages, and you won’t have a blockage that will cause snoring.
If you often find yourself snoring at night, avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol can suppress the central nervous system, thus causing all the muscles in your throat to fall into a relaxed state. Your jaw muscles will relax too, increasing any snoring problems. Only drink in moderation, if at all, and you will avoid this problem.
No one should have to deal with a loud snorer sleeping next to them. And the guilt you can feel being the person keeping others up is no picnic either. Try out these tidbits of advice and see if you find a solution to your problem starting even tonight!