10 Snoring Remedies

by Denise Wagner on January 30, 2013

If snoring is tormenting your life, you are not alone. Nearly everyone snores and the effects can be very disturbing both to the snorers and the ones around them. It can lead to physical, mental, and emotional problems. Fortunately, there are lots of ways you can try to stop snoring. Here you will find 10 tried and tested snoring remedies worth considering.

Causes of Snoring

Before you go for the fixes though, the following will explain why you snore.

  • Nasal problem – When your nose is stuffed or blocked, it creates a lot of pressure in the throat, and pulls together the soft tissues of the throat which causes snoring. Other nasal deformities like nasal polyps, deviated septum, and enlarged adenoids can also cause obstruction of the airways. There are also people who only snore when they have allergies or sinusitis that can cause restriction on the passageways..
  • Throat and tongue problem – Muscles of the throat and tongue can get too relaxed and make them collapse backward into the airway. The long palate or uvula can also narrow the opening from the nose to the throat. It can dangle in the throat and flutter with breathing. Fats gathered around the throat and misaligned jaw can also restrict the airways.

Ten Snoring Remedies

1. Change your sleep position

Sleeping in a supine position or lying on your back only increases the tendency of air restriction to occur. The position makes it easier for the throat and tongue muscles to ease backward to the back wall of your throat which causes the vibration as you labor to breathe. The recommended sleeping position for snorers is sleeping on your side. You can also try to raise the head of your bed using pillows or wedges under your mattress as elevating your head can reduce snoring.

2. Reduce weight

Overweight people tend to snore more than others because of the fats in the back of their throats. The amount of fat around your neck puts pressure on the airway and if you have double chins, these can press down on your throat and cause snoring. Follow a healthy diet and an exercise routine. Needless to say, exercise can tone and strengthen muscles in your body including the muscles in your throat. It does not only help you stop snoring problem but prevent other health issues associated with obesity as well.

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