Top 10 Tips How to Stop Snoring

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Is your loved one keeping you up all night? It happens at my household often. Sorry to say but there are some of my relatives who snore a lot and their better halves are anything but happy with them. I am sure it must be a common yet grave problem with you guys as well. Snoring is said to commonly associate with a medical disorder with sleeping called sleep apnea. It is a potential life threatening situation which causes the sleeper to wake up and begin breathing again. The main reason behind this is the blockage of nose and inability to find air. It requires medical attention. Decide if your problem is much more than snoring. Occasionally snoring is not a big deal but if it is a frequent phenomenon with some of you, it can affect the quantity and the quality of your sleep as well as of those around you. Your wife might be pissed off with you. Your children would want a room of their own nonetheless. Snoring leads to irritability, tiredness and many such health problems. If it causing tremors in your love life and is resulting in serious relationship problems, worry not. Because the following tips will ensure that you do not get to sleep in separate bedrooms and get rid of this irksome problem.

 

1. See a doctor

See a doctor

Pregnant women often tend to snore. If you know someone who is suffering, lead them to a good doctor. Snoring during pregnancy can rob your baby off oxygen and this merely does not sound good at all. Your dentist can ask you to buy a mouth guard which keeps your jaw muscles intact and prevent them from getting lax. If you have chronic allergies, then your doctor can prescribe you antihistamines. Gurgle with a peppermint mouth wash to thin your throat lining. If cold is to be blamed, and then take medicines as prescribed. This will relieve you temporarily. Although prolonged usage of antihistamines and decongestants can be harmful. Use them if and only you have been guided by your doctor.

 

2. Elevate your head

Elevate your head

Prop yourself up in the bed by keeping two pillows. Lying flat on your back can aggravate your condition. If you are uncomfortable in keeping two pillows down your head, then elevate the ends of your bed by keeping flat boards or old books beneath the legs. Make sure they are flat and even. An uneven elevation can only cause neck problems. Forget about snoring problems; think about your neck ache now. Prop up your upper body if raising your head is too much for you.

 

3. Healthy lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle

Lose weight and avoid alcohol. Follow them and you will be happy with your wife again. There is a very unusual medical reason behind losing weight. If there is excess fat tissue in the back of your throat, it will hinder your passage. Consider losing a little if not a lot. Moreover this will give you a lean look and you will liked by all. Not that fat people have been stereotyped, but you will be suffering less from most of the health problems.

 

4. Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated

Dry air can irritate the membranes in your nose and throat. Keep your bedroom moist and humid. Buy a humidifier, it is not that expensive. You can get it at any general store or at a pharmacist. Take a hot shower before going to bed. The concept behind this is to let you keep your breathing channels moist and have a good night sleep. Also if you do not drink enough water, your mucus becomes sticky and drier. This may sound gross to all of you. Believe me; it did to me while writing. So drink water and your secretions will be less sticky the next time.

 

5. Change your pillows

Change your pillows

When was the last you dusted your ceiling fan off the dust? I guess, months ago or maybe you do not even remember it. When did you change your pillow covers? Well, if not recent then it is high time, that you change them quick. Dust may accumulate on your pillows and cause allergic reactions inducing snoring. If you are allowing your dog to sleep with you, then you are inviting animal dander to hamper your sleeping order. Replace your pillows every 6 months or in a year. Do not spend unnecessary on expensive pillow covers. Stay clean and act smart.

 

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