Written By Damilola Faustino
Snoring can be very irritating. Imagine sleeping with a weird noise clouding your supposedly sweet dreams. And some snores can be so loud and frustrating. Unfortunately, the snorer is not usually aware of their habit. But if you have been wondering how to stop this or help your partner stop, here are ways you can achieve that.
Clear your nostrils
If your nostrils or nasal passages are blocked, it is 90% definite that you are going to snore. You should always clear your nostrils if blocked, before you sleep.
Sleep on your side
Sleeping on your back will make you snore. When you recline on your back, it will force the base of your tongue and soft palate to crash to the back wall of your throat, causing you to snore during sleep. Sleeping on your side will prevent this.
The more you are dehydrated, the more susceptible you are to snoring. So, drink several cups of water daily to chase snoring away.
Both slim and chubby individuals snore. But over time, studies have shown that if you are overweight, your neck will gather too much tissue which can affect your breathing. So, shed some weight to deal with snoring.
Use an anti-snoring mouthpiece or guard
If you snore, then you should buy anti-snoring guard to prevent snoring whenever you sleep. However, know that using this guard doesn’t necessarily mean that you do not snore. You should use the anti-snoring guard when you want to sleep and on a doctor’s recommendation.
Avoid bedtime alcohol and smoking
Drinking alcohol or smoking few hours before you sleep is a recipe for snoring because it won’t allow you muscles to relax. You will be surprised that even people who do not snore will, after drinking alcohol or smoking.