Is your snoring keeping your partner awake all night? The good news is that there are a lot of basic steps you can take to stop snoring, you just have to try them each out to see if anything works. Continue reading to learn about the causes and a few tips to help stop your snoring.
What Causes People To Snore?
Snoring is the result of air restriction in your nose and throat while you sleep. When the air can’t move freely, the surrounding tissues vibrate and produces that familiar snoring sound. People snore for a variety of reasons, including age, weight gain, nasal problems, lifestyle (such as alcohol intake and smoking), and sleep posture.
What Makes Snoring Worse?
If you’re trying to reduce your snoring, take a look at these few things that are not helping, as they worsen snoring:
- Drinking alcohol within 3-4 hours of sleep
- Sleeping pills
- Too many pillows that lift your head forward
Don’t Sleep On Your Back
As for some tips on how to improve your snoring, a big tip is to not sleep on your back. Snoring is almost always worse when sleeping on your back, so people have developed many ways to stop themselves from rolling onto their back while asleep. For example, some create shirts with pockets in the mid-back to hold small items such as tennis balls, so it’s very uncomfortable to sleep on their backs. There are also a few wearable devices on the market that use vibration to alert the sleeper when they’re on their back.
As mentioned above, weight gain is a common cause of snoring. Weight loss isn’t easy, and when done in a healthy way, it doesn’t happen very quickly. While losing weight will help to reduce snoring, it’s usually paired with another treatment method for faster results.
Even if exercising doesn’t result in weight loss, it can reduce your snoring. When you exercise and tone various muscles in your body, this also leads to toning muscles in your throat to lead to less snoring. In fact, there are even specific exercises you can try that strengthen the muscles in your throat.
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