Do you snore? Do you know some one who snores? Then you need to read this.
Snoring happens when you can't move air freely through your nose and throat during sleep. This makes the surrounding tissues vibrate, which produces the familiar snoring sound. People who snore often have too much throat and nasal tissue or 'floppy' tissue that is more prone to vibrate. The good news is that there are a lot of things you can do to stop snoring. Likely your snoring won't go away overnight but keep at it. Below are 3 ways that have been proven to stop snoring.
1. Change your sleeping position.
Elevating your head by 4 inches
may ease breathing and encourage your tongue and jaw to move forward thereby preventing snoring.
2. Sleep on your side instead of your back. Try attaching a tennis ball to the back of your pyjamas top or a T-shirt (you can sew a sock to the back of your top, then put a tennis ball inside it). If you roll over onto your back, the discomfort of the tennis ball will cause you to turn back onto your side. After a while, sleeping on your side will become a habit.
3. Keep bedroom air moist.
Dry air can irritate membranes in the nose and throat, so if swollen nasal tissues are the problem, a humidifier may help.