Statistics has it that 45% of normal adults snore at least occasionally. You may fall within this 45% or you may happen to know someone who does.
Snoring can be very embarrassing for the person that snores while it can cause a great deal of discomfort for the other person lying close or even in the same room with the person snoring.
Have you ever imagined how it would look like your extremely beautiful girlfriend who is visiting for the first time snores very loud whenever she is sleeping?
Snoring can lead to a serious problem, especially among couples. A snoring partner keeps the other partner always awake especially if the partner is sensitive to noise.
This can lead to couples having separate bedrooms and even a possible breakup in the nearest future.
Instead of allowing embarrassing moments due to snoring to cause you avoidable damages, why not try the natural solutions contained in this article and return your life to normalcy.
5 Quick Home Remedies for Snoring
#1. Change Your Sleep Position.
Lying on your back when sleeping normally makes the base of your tongue and soft palate collapse backwards to the wall of your throat. This backward collapse leads to a vibrating sound when you try to breathe during sleep.
On the other hand, sleeping on any of your sides may help prevent this. You can use a full body pillow to support yourself. This will help you maintain a [position while asleep.
#2. Lose Weight.
For a lot of people, losing weight loss can help stop snoring but not everyone. There are slim people who snore too.
If as a result of weight gain you started snoring, then weight loss may help. Gaining weight around your neck causes the internal diameter of the neck to squeeze making it more likely to collapse during sleep. This collapse triggers snoring.
#3. Avoid Taking Alcohol 5 Hours Before Sleep.
Research has proven that alcohol and sedatives decrease the resting tone of the muscles in the back of your throat, making it more likely you’ll snore. Drinking alcohol four to five hours before sleeping makes snoring worse. For those who don’t normally snore, it is likely that they will snore after drinking alcohol.
Avoiding alcohol 5 hours before sleep can help find a solution to snoring.
#4. Get Enough Sleep.
Poor sleep hygiene has a similar effect to that of drinking alcohol. Engaging in long hours of work without enough sleep can lean to floppier and tired muscles. This means that you will sleep very deep and hard and in most cases, it further leads to snoring.
Make sure you get at least 6 hours of sleep every night to help relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles and also help avoid accumulated sleep.
#5. Change Your Pillows and Dust Your Bedroom.
When last did you replace your pillow? When last did you dust your room?
Allergens and dust in your bedroom and in your pillow may contribute to snoring.
Dust accumulates in pillows and can cause allergic reactions that can lead to snoring. Another common irritant can come from allowing pets to sleep on your bed. This causes you to breathe in animal dander.
Keeping your bedroom dust free, keeping your pets out of the bedroom and replacing your pillows after every six months can go a long way in helping to stop snoring.
In summary, avoiding alcohol, getting enough sleep and keeping your surrounding clean from dust and possible allergies can go a long way in reducing snoring.