Is Your Snoring A Real Problem? Try This Advice.
You don’t need a medical diagnosis to tell you that you snore. What you do need though, is a reason for it. The reasons for snoring are vast and sometimes complicated. Your doctor may be able to shed some light on the situation, but we suggest you keep reading to find out if any of these tips will work for you.
Keep a healthy weight to reduce your snoring. While being overweight is not always the cause of snoring, it can contribute, as the fat in your neck can increase the pressure on your throat. If your weight gain is accompanied by a sudden onset of snoring, then it stands to reason that losing that weight will eliminate the problem.
One way to keep yourself from snoring is by making “fish faces”. Repeatedly making these faces can make your throat and facial muscles stronger. Close your mouth, then suck in air to draw your cheeks inward. Open and close your lips as though you are a fish. To be effective, this exercise should be repeated several times each day.
People who carry excess weight, especially in their neck area, are more likely to snore. The extra body fat in the neck can compress the airways, worsening the situation. If you need to drop a little weight, make that a priority. You will not only feel and look better, but you will sleep better too.
If the room you sleep in is too dry, it would be wise to purchase a humidifier. When the air is too dry, congestion can occur in your throat and nose, and can even make them swell. The congestion and swelling make it harder to breathe and causes you to snore. A humidifier can eliminate this problem.
A firmer pillow may also help reduce snoring. Soft pillows promote narrow air passages. Snoring will occur if you cannot breathe properly. Using a pillow that is more firm helps the nasal passages remain open.
You may want to look into magnetic therapy in order to end snoring. With this method, a plastic ring with two magnetic ends attach to your nose when you go to sleep. The ring helps to stimulate the sensors that open the nasal passages, thus, preventing a person from snoring.
In order to reduce snoring you should not drink alcohol or take any kind of sedative or relaxant, including antihistamines for several hours before bedtime. Any of these things make the muscles in your body relax. Relaxed muscles close up your airway even further than normal. The blockage can cause snoring or make it worse than usual.
Start an exercise program. Snoring can be caused by not being in good shape. As you exercise and the muscles in your arms and legs become stronger and more toned, so will your throat muscles. Well- developed and toned throat muscles decrease the chance of your snoring because your throat remains open.
Consider this article like a little genie in your pocket. It may take three wishes to get your snoring under control, but if you keep at it, you can discover the solution you need in order to sleep soundly and peacefully.
Don’t be afraid to try several things as you never know what will finally do the trick.