Simple Ways To Manage Snoring For Better Sleep

Snoring is usually a natural noise, but in some cases it is a sign of a health issue. Many different factors cause snoring, and they vary by the individual. We’ll go over some of the common causes of snoring and some treatment options.

Quit smoking if you want to end snoring. When you smoke, your throat’s back tissues may become irritated and cause your throat to swell. Swelling of the throat is often the cause of snoring.

Speak to the doctor about any prescription medications that may cause your snoring. Some prescription medicines tend to cause snoring. Medicines like pain killers, antihistamines, sleeping pills and muscle relaxers all can restrict the airway. This will lead to snoring.

Getting an adequate amount of exercise can help to reduce snoring. Exercising helps you breathe more evenly, which can reduce snoring in some people. Exercise will build your respiratory system and help you to relieve stress. High stress levels can alter breathing and increase the chances of snoring.

Drinking alcohol will make snoring worse, so quit now. Another way that you can help diminish snoring is to stay away from pills or antihistamines in the later hours of the night. The reason for this is because these items relax your muscles, and then in turn this limits your air passageway and increases your snoring.

Turn over to sleep on one side at night to cut down on snoring. Back-sleepers have a much higher risk of developing snoring problems. However, sleeping on the stomach is not recommended as it can put stress on your neck. It is for these reasons that sleeping on one of your sides is the best option.

You can reduce the chances of snoring by eating less at night. Eating large amounts before bedtime fills your stomach. This causes the diaphragm to push up towards your throat and the pressure can contribute to blocking or decreasing your throat passages. If your throat is narrowed, it causes a reduction in airflow. This is a major contributor to snoring.

Get a humidifier for your bedroom. Humidifiers will produce a warm vapor which moisturizes the air. Breathing in those vapors moisturizes your throat and your nasal passages. This can minimize your snoring.

Dairy products can cause snoring even if you are not lactose intolerant. Dairy products can increase phlegm production and this excess phlegm can then restrict the airflow through your breathing passages causing you to snore. Try substituting your daily glass of milk and replace it with tea, hopefully that will minimize any snoring problems you may have.

You will probably not be as likely to snore if you avoid sleeping on your back. You can avoid sleeping on your back by attaching a small pillow or some other object to the back side of your sleeping attire. Being on that object will cause you discomfort, so you have to roll back over.

As you can see by now, snoring can be a health-related issue. The cause of one person’s snoring may be completely different from the cause of another person’s snoring. Use the tips you just read to find the best treatment possible.

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