If you sound like a bear growling when you're asleep, then you will know that snoring has a big impact on life. Regardless of the health issues (which are significant), snoring can play havoc with your relationship.
If you are at your wits end with waking up every hour either to the sound of your snoring or the complaint from your friend, then read these five tips to snoring treatment.
SNORING TREATMENT TIP 1.
Take a look at your diet. Although this probably won’t completely solve your snoring problem, it is worth tackling with what you’re eating and drinking. You could have an intolerance to certain foods which affects your breathing, especially when lying on your back. For example, too much (or intolerance to) dairy products is likely to cause you to be blocked up with mucus. When your body is horizontal, this collects causing heavy breathing and snoring. Alcohol is another common offender.
SNORING TREATMENT TIP 2.
Being overweight is another significant contributor. Excess weight in the neck and chest puts pressure on the breathing passage.
SNORING TREATMENT TIP 3
Sleep on your side or front. This is easier said than done because it’s hard to control your sleeping position when you are asleep! However, there is an old trick that may be worth considering. You could sow a walnut, table tennis ball or similar size object into the back of a shirt and wear that in bed. Each time you roll on your back it will dig into you, causing you to roll back again – providing you don’t take your shirt off in your sleep.
SNORING TREATMENT TIP 4
Use nasal strips. I found these to be very helpful, at least to start with. Nasal strips (often used by athletes) open the air passage for you, thus it removes blockages. If you're desperate, it’s worth a try. But the cost adds up over the days, months and years.
SNORING TREATMENT TIP 5
I’ve saved the best until last. Exercising the muscles in your throat or tongue and doing breathing exercises can completely cure your snoring.