Snoring occurs when soft tissue in your throat partially blocks the airway and airflow causes the tissue to vibrate, producing the irritating noise. It’s important to identify possible causes to your snoring.You may find it helpful to check out our list of common causes of snoring and take remedial measures. Some methods that are helpful to stop snoring are enumerated below:-
- Change Sleeping Posture. Change body position by elevating the head of the bed or sleeping on your side.
- Lose excess weight. Loosing excess weight may help in overcoming snoring problems.
- Avoid Alcohol. Cut back on (or cut out) alcohol consumption.
- Reduce or avoid nasal congestion By treating allergies, using a humidifier, anticongestion medications, or sinus rinses you can reduce nasal congestion.
- Avoiding Relaxing Medications. Avoid medications (such as diazepam [Valium]) that relax muscles around the airway.
- Antsnoring Devices..Use an antisnoring device (whether an over-the-counter solution or one recommended by your doctor or dentist)
- Treat allergies. You may notice that you snore more often during allergy season. When your nasal passages close up, your respiratory system is forced to breathe more through the mouth. Treating your allergies with antihistamines before bedtime can help free your nasal passages back up.
- Consider purchasing an anti-snore pillow. There are dozens of different anti-snoring pillows on the market, and they come in all different shapes and sizes. The main purpose behind the majority of these pillows is to help elevate your head at night. Elevating the head helps to align the spine and keeps the airways from becoming blocked.
- Try throat and tongue exercises. Some of these may seem a little silly, but they have been proven to work in many cases. As you’ve already read, the muscles of the throat begin to relax and lose muscle tone over time. Strengthening your throat and tongue muscles can help reduce the probability of frequent snoring.