Use This Advice To Cope With Snoring
My husband used to snore so loud that I wasn’t able to sleep at night! We sent him to a sleep clinic and he received a CPAP machine, and now we both get a sound sleep nightly. Read on for some tips to help you overcome your snoring problem and get some shut-eye.
Consider going to your dentist for advice about your snoring issues. If you’ve tried all the tools for nasal problems, then maybe you need to look into some dental devices to help get rid of your problem. They make retainers and other mouth devices that are designed to reduce snoring by changing the way in which you breathe and swallow while you sleep.
Many people have found that a “snoring pillow” can reduce the amount of snoring they are bothered by. This type of pillow forces the person to sleep on their side, since back sleeping is a primary cause of snoring. Check your local pharmacy if this is something you would like to try.
The most common reason for snoring in children is enlarged tonsils and adenoids. If you notice that your child has a significant snoring problem, a trip to the pediatrician can tell you for sure if this is the problem. Since snoring can pose health issues in childhood, some doctors recommend the removal of the tonsils and adenoids to eliminate snoring.
Regularly give your mouth a good work out. Stronger face and jaw muscles can reduce snoring. Purse your lips together tightly and push them as far away from your face as possible. Hold that position for several seconds. Alternately, pull up the edges of your mouth as though you are smiling and hold it there.
Always choose a pillow that is firm and elevated several inches off of your bed. This will help tremendously to reduce the strain on your airways so that you do not feel constricted when you breathe. Implementing this technique will result in a much more comfortable night of rest and minimal snoring.
Those of you who are trying to get rid of that annoying snoring habit would be wise to stay away from chocolate before you go to bed. Studies have shown that chocolates and other sweets can increase the likelihood of someone snoring so make sure to avoid these foods at night.
Sleeping on your side may help to stave off snoring. Most people are much more likely to snore when they sleep on their backs so try one side or the other. It probably is not a good idea to sleep on your stomach, although this may reduce snoring it also puts a lot of pressure on your back.
When my husband had his test I decided to get my own, only to find out I have a similar condition. While a CPAP machine can seem scary at first, I’ve fallen in love with mine and couldn’t sleep without it. Using the tips in this article will help you to get things under control just as we have!