Snoring is a common problem for many people. There are many causes of snoring. Snoring may be a chronic problem or it can be a temporary condition brought on by a cold or other health issues. Whatever the cause of snoring, these tips can help end put and end to snoring and give you more peaceful nights.
If you would like to stop your snoring, have a look at the pillow configuration that you have on your bed. The higher your head, the less likely you are to snore. Ergo, it is best to either invest in a thicker pillow, or to consider sleeping on multiple pillows to give you the head leverage you need.
If you regularly use cigarettes and other tobacco products, you probably also snore. The ingredients in these products dries out the mucosal membranes in your nose, mouth and airway, which leads to difficulty breathing and loud snoring. If at all possible, do not smoke cigarettes within five hours of your bedtime as the smoke will cause your airway to become inflamed.
If you are having issues with snoring at night, then alcohol consumption, sleeping aids that include tranquilizers, and antihistamines need to be avoided right before bedtime. The reason for this is because they cause your muscles to go into relaxation mode, and this can can your airways to be limited.
If snoring has become a nighttime concern, then it is time to give dairy products such as milk, yogurt or cheese a miss before you go to sleep each night. This is because the dairy products can cause mucus to build up near your breathing passages, and this will trigger off snoring.
It can be helpful to make "fish faces" to eliminate snoring. While it sounds odd, positioning your face like this can improve the muscle tone in your face and throat. To do so, merely suck your cheeks in when your mouth is closed. Put your lips into a shape that a fish would. Do this a few times per day.
Not eating a large meal close to bedtime is one of the best ways to prevent snoring. When your stomach is too full, it can makes it's way up to your diaphragm, thus, limiting your breathing and causing snoring. Stick with big meals at dinnertime and have a light snack instead before bed.
As previously stated, snoring can be a very common condition. Many people snore or sleep with someone who snores. There are ways to reduce or eradicate snoring. The tips from the above article can help you put and end to snoring and bring peaceful night and restful sleep back into your life.