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How To Lessen The Impact Of Snoring On Your Life

Jul 2

How To Lessen The Impact Of Snoring On Your Life

If you snore, no doubt you are always on the lookout for advice on how to deal with it. Perhaps you have already tried several suggestions, but you still need something more. This article provides several helpful tips and ideas that can help you to snore less and rest more.

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Quit smoking, or drastically cut back to stop snoring. Smoking causes all sorts of damage to your respiratory system and other parts of your body. If you are a heavy smoker, smoking might actually be the cause of your snoring problem. Quit smoking to stop the snoring and live a healthier lifestyle.

 

If you snore, sew a tennis ball on the backside of your shirt. The reason for this is that it will prevent you from sleeping on your back, which is the main position that a person snores in. If you do not have a tennis ball, you could use a baseball.

 

Not eating a large meal close to bedtime is one of the best ways to prevent snoring. When your stomach is too full, it can makes it's way up to your diaphragm, thus, limiting your breathing and causing snoring. Stick with big meals at dinnertime and have a light snack instead before bed.

 

One trick that many spouses have learned when they have to sleep with a snorer is to nudge them until they turn over on their side. The change in position will often alleviate the problem, at least temporarily. While it is no fun to have to constantly nudge your spouse, sometimes that is the only way you can get to sleep.

 

To reduce snoring, avoid drinking milk or eating dairy products before going to sleep. Warm milk was once thought to be a helpful remedy to drink before sleeping; however, if you snore, dairy increases mucous production. Over production of mucous often makes snoring much worse. By avoiding dairy before you go to sleep, you help keep your airway clear.

 

Ask your doctor if the medications you are taking can cause snoring. Some of these medications can make you snore. There are several types which can relax your muscles. This just might result in a restricted airway. Partially obstructed airways cause snoring.

 

Do not consume dairy before going to bed. Dairy products may cause a build up of mucus in your respiratory system and this build up causes snoring. Do not eat ice cream, drink milk or consume any other dairy products before bed and this can help you avoid snoring.

 

If you have tried everything you can to stop snoring and nothing works, you doctor may suggest surgery. With this kind of surgery, the doctor will remove or reduce some throat tissue, which will reduce your snoring. Just be aware, that like most surgeries, there are possible risks and complications.

 

No matter what the cause of your snoring, there is likely some way to treat it. In some cases, you may need to see your doctor or a sleep professional to get to the bottom of your condition. However, you may find that you get the relief you are looking for by simply applying the suggestions you have learned in this article.