Are you unable to help but snore the night away? Does your partner complains of not sleeping properly only because of your big snoring noises? Do you face embarrassment when you visit your relative’s place for a day or two or go for a night stay at your friend’s home? If the answer to any of the above questions is a yes then you have to help yourself in reducing the snoring or maybe stopping snoring at all.
A few measures to avoid noisy snoring are losing weight (heavy weight makes it difficult to breathe in), quitting smoking, quitting alcohol, getting enough sleep, decongesting nasal passage or altering your sleeping posture.
The problem of snoring may occur due to many reasons. Age can be one factor amongst them. As you approach middle age such problems do happen. The reason for this is that the throat muscles loosen and breathing while sleeping creates noise.
Another reason for snoring could be your weight. If you are obese, snoring happens. Tissues of the throat accumulate more fat than what is required which results in snoring. You must start reducing weight to prevent snoring.
Snoring is more common in men than women. Snoring happens due to throats being narrower and adenoids being larger. The problem of sinus or any other nasal problem might also be the cause of snoring too. If that’s your problem consult a doctor for the same to help prevent snores.
Smoking or consuming liquor can also contribute to noisy snoring. This is because they relax the muscles. Quitting smoking or consumption of alcohol is advised to get rid of snoring.
Pregnancy too can be the reason for snores in some cases. This happens due to the hormonal changes. If pregnancy is the reason for all the snores consult your doctor. It is advisable not to try any anti snoring medicines before consulting the doctor. Taking medicines on your own might prove to be fatal for you and more importantly for your baby. Snoring also might be affecting the amount of oxygen reaching your baby. So it is very important to consult the doctor.
Decongesting your nasal passage helps getting rid of snoring. Do this especially in the morning and at night before sleeping. If that doesn’t clear your nasal passage try some anti congestion medicines but only after you consult a doctor.
Many anti snoring products are available nowadays in the market. Products such as nasal strips etc are of very useful. Anti snore mouth guards are also a great way of avoiding snores. They help keep the lower jaw from being loose and open up. This reduces the amount of snores.
In normal cases of snoring, try sleeping on your side, this could help. One posture that must be completely avoided is sleeping on your back. It boosts snoring. Sleeping with your head elevated also helps reduce snores. Sleeping for adequate amount of hours is also very important as exertion leads to snoring.
Problems such as respiratory allergies might also be the cause of snores. Snoring must not be ignored as they might be a sign of Sleep Apnea, a kind of sleep disorder. This can be serious too. So, consult a doctor before this small problem turns out to be big.