- Health experts caution against using over-the-counter sprays and pills that are being marketed as stop-snoring aids
- There are safer fixes that can help you reduce or stop snoring
- For people who started snoring after gaining weight, losing those extra pounds may help
Do people in your home complain of your snoring?
Snoring is not just a nuisance. People who snore also have an increased risk of developing h
eart problems. Health experts caution against using over-the-counter sprays and pills that are being marketed as stop-snoring aids, but if you want to have quieter sleep, there are safer fixes that can help you reduce or stop that snoring:
rgens In Your Room
rgies can contribute to snoring and the dust mites that accumulate in your pillow could be to blame for the all ergic reactions that cause you to snore. Use clean pillows and try to replace them every six months to minimize dust mites and alle rgens. Pets may also leave animal dander in your bed, which can also trigger alle rgic reactions. Keep animals out of your bedroom.
Drink More Water
mu cus to form in the nose, which could lead to snoring. Staying hydrated will be a good idea for snorers. It is recommended that men drink about 3.7 liters of water a day, and women, about 2.7 liters of water daily.
Change Your Sleeping Position
Sleeping flat on the back causes the flesh of the thro
at to relax causing airway blockage. Sleeping on your side will allow air to flow easily and may help reduce or stop your snoring. You can also elevate the head of your bed by four inches to keep your airways open.
Alco hol Alco hol and se datives can d epress the nervous system and cause excessive relaxation of the muscles, which include the tissues in your throat.
For people who started snoring after gaining weight, losing those extra pounds may help.
“If you gain weight around your neck, it squeezes the internal diameter of the throat, making it more likely to coll
apse during sleep, trig gering snoring,” explained Daniel Slaughter, an otolaryngologist and snoring expert at Capital Otolaryngology in Texas.