Is your partner sleeping with ear plugs? Have they moved out of the bedroom just to get a good nights sleep? Maybe you’re tired of being woken up several times at night, your body struggling to breathe. No matter the issue, your snoring is the cause. But your snoring is a symptom of something else, obstructing your ability to sleep the night through, without snoring.
If you suffer from snoring, consider the following natural ways to alleviate the issue, before you start to fork out your hard-earned cash on expensive treatments.
- Change your sleeping position
If you sleep on your back, try sleeping on your side. Investing in a body pillow may help adjust to this new sleeping position. If you find yourself back on your back, consider the old tennis ball trick. If you sew a tennis ball into the back of your pajamas, you can be sure you won’t be comfortable unless you’re on your side.
- Lose weight
It’s possible that weight gain is related to snoring. Problem snoring is most common in overweight males. If you suspect your snoring may be due to weight gain, think about changing your lifestyle to include healthy food and exercise. Not only will exercise help your overall health, but it may also help alleviate your snoring as well.
- Invest in a humidifier
If the air in the room you sleep in is dry, consider buying a humidifier. Dry air dries out your throat and nasal membranes, causing congestion and restricted breathing. A humidifier may help alleviate snoring by allowing more natural breathing.
- Raise your head
Consider raising the head of your bed, or investing in new pillows. If you’re able to raise your head while you sleep, you’ll be helping to prevent your tongue from blocking your throat, and contributing to open up your airways.
- Limit your alcohol intake
- Open nasal passages
If you snore even when you sleep with your mouth closed, your nasal passages may be blocked. A hot shower before bed may help, as well as nasal strips. You can also try a neti pot. Neti pots work by rinsing salt water through the nasal system.
Everyone snores occasionally. Snoring is a natural occurrence due to the relaxed state your throat moves into during sleep. But if you suffer from problem snoring, it can disrupt sleep patterns, cause insomnia, and may lead to health problems.
While some snoring problems go away with a little help from these natural tips, if your snoring gets worse, or you suffer from sleep apnea, consider getting professional help right away.
Topics: Snoring Treatments