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Top tips to stop snoring

Top tips to stop snoring

Top Tips to stop snoring

Are you peacefully pushing up the zeds in deep slumber but are keeping your partner awake to find them sleep deprived and irritable in the morning? Do actually succeed in waking yourself up?

Sleeping Aids

First top is your local pharmacy. Speak to your pharmacist or local GP to find out what is on the market that could help. Snoring is often caused due to nasal congestion so alleviate the passageway to help you breath easier will be a good start. There are a range of non-instrusive style sleeping aids out there, that for the price of good nights sleep, are worth it.

Choose from nasal strips, chin straps, anti-snoring mouthpieces, congestion clearing vapours and sprays…you get our drift. It might be worth a bit of trail and error before you find the right one for you.

Weight and Diet

Even carrying extra weight such as a few pounds can cause you to snore..and loudly. Maintaining a good weight involved both a healthy diet and exercise even if it is just power walking around the nearest park or taking the dog for an extra leg stretch. The big question is, did you snore before you gained the extra weight? If not, it might be worth consulting a fitness trainer and/or nutritionalist and in the mean time, sleep on your side…it will help by ensuring nothing is squashing your airways.

Smoking

Snoring could be just another indication it is time to quit. Nicotine irritates the lining of the throat and the nose that could be causing some inflammation, swelling and catarrh.

Alcohol

Ever noticed that you may snore more over a weekend? This could be due to that increased alcohol intake on a Friday and/or Saturday night. Alcholo makes the muscles at the back of the throat relax more and can cause you to snore. If you are drinking during the week too, you may want to reconsider and see if the snoring lessons or continues.

The alcohol is a big way for some of us at brosheets. Coming home from the pub after consuming too many pints results in us being directed immediately to the spare room…..which secretly we are delighted with:-). Then the freight train comes in the middle of the night…we end up sounding like this little guy

 

 

Stress and over tiredness

Late nights and less sleep from working late, young children up in the night, early morning starts and stress can cause you to become over tired. Overtiredness will simply end at some point with you hitting the sack exhausted. The tiredness will make you sleep deeper and harder. At this state of rest the muscles once again become floppier and make you snore.

Pillows

Investing in some fresh plump pillows and maybe more of them could do the trick. Sleeping slightly higher helps to stop the muscles relaxing so much onto your airways. The side effect: a slightly sore neck and dull back ache from a bad sleeping position. If your pillows are of the limp kind, it doesn’t do any harm however, to splash out on some new ones and improve your comfort levels.

Visit your GP

If you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to make a difference, it’s time for the GP. It could be that you have sinus or structural problems that need additional help. This could involve some minor surgery but don’t panic. Get all the answers and definitive solution scenarios you need first before you come to any kind of conclusion. It’s important to make informed decisions not rash ones.