How Can I Stop Snoring?

Man sleeping in his bed and snoring loudly

If you snore, you may sleep great, but in the morning it turns out that your spouse hasn’t. And, to make it worse, it’s your fault. If your loved ones hate sleeping in the same room as you when you’re on vacation, for example, it may be time to look into snoring remedies. Keep reading to find out how you may be able to stop snoring.

Avoid alcohol

Drinking a lot of alcohol relaxes the throat muscles, and other muscles too. When the throat muscles relax, they are more likely to vibrate as air passes over them. These vibrations can then lead to the sounds of snoring. Skip the drinks before bed and see that change reduces or stops your snoring.

Lose weight

People who are overweight are also more likely to snore when they sleep. Fatty tissue and poor muscle tone can contribute to snoring, especially when it’s localized in the throat area. Eating a healthy diet full of real foods and exercising regularly is the best recipe to lose weight.

Sleep on one side

You’re more likely to snore if you sleep on your back, which can cause the tongue to relax and move down to the back of the throat. This makes breathing harder and can cause the vibrations that lead to snoring.

Sleeping on one side can allow the air to flow more smoothly as you breathe, reducing the vibrations that lead to snoring. This technique can either stop the sound of a snore or make it quieter.

Treat allergies

Allergic reactions can lead to congestion and a blocked airway. This can make your snoring worse. If your snoring is caused by allergies or seasonal allergies, finding an effective treatment can help. Try incorporating honey from local bees into your diet to see if that helps lower your allergic reaction to pollen, for example. Over-the-counter medications can help control allergic reactions from dust and other allergens.

Sleep Endoscopy

We can perform a sleep endoscopy, as well. Sleep endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that we utilize to determine the cause of your snoring or even sleep apnea. Patients that suffer from sleep apnea may have a blocked or obstructed airway. The endoscopy procedure helps us evaluate patient’s breathing and view the affected area to determine the cause of possible obstruction. If an obstruction is found, we can even remove it during the procedure, oftentimes.

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