We all love our partners, parents, siblings and friends and the only time we stop loving them is when they snore sleeping right next to you like they own the place. We have tried to fall asleep to that annoying sound and resisted the temptation to strangle them (accept it!). We have also taken to the internet to look for ways to help them cure their snoring. Here is how you can help yourself, I mean them, I mean yourself.
The first question that comes to mind is that is there even a cure for snoring. Now, there is snoring surgery but let’s rule that out as the last resort. Try some lifestyle changes for example losing some weight, limiting alcohol reduction before bedtime or trying a different sleeping position.
There is no ‘cure’ as such which is guaranteed to work for all snorers. Your snoring will slowly subside over a course of time by making some changes in your sleeping position and lifestyle choices, and snoring devices, from sites like SnoreBore.
Below are 5 remedies to help you cure snoring for yourself or your partner.
1. Let the weighing scale judge you
Obesity is linked to snoring researchers have found. High body fat percentage is linked with excess throat tissue which makes your airway narrow. Due to a narrow airway, the vibrations from breathing are increased.
2. Your sleeping habits could use some changes
Ever heard of “sleep hygiene”? You have now. Most snorers complain their habit is beyond their control. This is merely an excuse. You can help by changing your sleeping habits and enhance your sleep quality. Try going to sleep at the same time every night and sticking to the schedule. Avoid staying up late at night. On a day when exhaustion has taken its toll on you, the throat muscles get limp when you hit the hay. Just like that when you exhale the air creates more tissue vibrations and that my friend, is the snoring.
One more thing you can try is to alter your sleeping position. When you lie on your back, your tongue slides back into your throat and causes snoring. Sleep on your side and this can be avoided. If you do not like it, you can also try a body pillow to help you sleep better.
3. Your nose could be the culprit
Snoring is something like a malfunction in your nasal passages and respiratory system. This could be due to nasal congestion or allergies which can be treated mildly by humidifier or vaporizer. A humidifier eliminates the extra moisture in the air and helps improve the dry airways. You can also try adding peppermint oil to humidifiers or vaporizers. It helps open up for airways by reducing any inflammation in the nasal passage. You can also try using a nasal decongestant or a Neti pot.
It is essential to keep your house clean of pollen, animal dander, dust mites or any other potential allergens.
4. Be careful of what you put in your body
We have read snoring how snoring occurs. If you are using any sort of depressants which include alcohol, sleeping pills or medications that depress your central nervous system which leads up to the muscles in your throat and jaw and causes them to relax, then it is probably why you are snoring. Be done with meals for the day a couple of hours before bedtime. Avoid intake of heavy carbohydrates, sugar and carbonated drinks. All of these result in excessive gas, indigestion and snoring. Reduction in diary intake before bed has also resulted in curing snoring.
5. Theravent Advanced Nightly Snore Therapy
A stronger therapy, targets the main issue that causes to snore. Gently pressures when you exhale and keeps the airways open for traffic thus reducing snoring. It is available however strong is required depending upon the snorer.