This might be a generalization, but I’m guessing we’ve all had some bad experience with snoring. It might be your own snoring, but chances are you’ve heard that sound coming from your spouse, parent, family member, friend, or maybe even your dog (side note, my dog snores like crazy, that’s why he will never be allowed to sleep in our room).
While it’s easy to laugh at or more likely be annoyed by, snoring greatly effects our rest.
If someone else is the culprit, you are probably aware that it keeps you up at night. If you’re the one sawing logs, those living in your house are probably having trouble finding good quality rest.
Not only is snoring annoying, it could be a signal for a much more serious issue such as sleep apnea that could be deadly if not treated.
I used to have plenty of trouble snoring, but never really realized it except when my wife would give me that nudge in the middle of the night. Awhile back I decided to see what I could do about it and found some interesting tips to finally stop.
Did you know one of the biggest causes of snoring comes from being overweight? Extra tissue around the throat constricts your airways, making breathing more difficult. The first step to take in stopping the problem and getting better rest is losing weight. That’s a whole different topic with plenty of resources available online to help.
Smoking is another major cause of snoring. What happens is the chemicals in cigarettes can irritate your nasal and throat passages that can cause swelling. I’ve heard stopping smoking is easier said than done, but there are so many benefits to quitting besides just helping stop snoring.
Watch How You Sleep
The way you sleep can have a big effect on your breathing. If you sleep on your stomach and side, you have a higher chance of snoring. Those on their backs snore less as the throat is more open.
Anti Snoring Aids
There are many products out there that are designed to keep your air passage open at night. I recommend checking out SnoringReview.com to check out different products and what people rate them. There are different styles of products such as mouthpieces, head gear, and pillows. While pricy, I found the My Snoring Solution jaw supporter to be the most comfortable to sleep in.