As an avid snorer, I know full well that snoring and lack of sleep can really mess up your day. Whether my wife is rolling me over at night or I'm waking myself up because Im “sawing logs”, sleep is often difficult and the next day is even worse. Nobody likes to go through the day feeling constantly drowsy.
Snoring is a problem that affects about 80 million adults in the United States. In effort to solve the problem there are countless products, doctor recommendations, and resources to help you get a better night sleep. Some of these things can be expensive. I prefer to check out other alternatives first. Here are 4 things that you can do to that may help you stop snoring naturally.
1. Lose Weight
It sounds so simple right? I know I have set that New Year's resolution many times. In some cases people who lose weight see a reduction in their snoring. When you lose weight around your neck area it reduces the pressure put on the internal diameter of the throat. When the weight is reduced, you are less likely to snore. If you didn’t snore before a little weight gain, losing weight may a way for you to stop snoring naturally.
2. Watch Your Alcohol Intake
Basically what happens when you drink alcohol and then fall asleep is that the muscles that hold your throat open become more relaxed. This makes it so that the soft palate tissue and uvula vibrate as air passes through the throat. So when you are having some drinks late at night, you may want to consider the person who has to sleep next to you.
3. Stay Hydrated
You have to drink that water. According to Medical Daily, 75% of people suffer from chronic dehydration. When you are dehydrated you might snore a little bit more because secretions in your nose and soft palate become stickier. This may cause you to snore. Make sure to drink the recommended amount of water daily to stop snoring naturally.
4. Improve Your Sleep Position
When you sleep on you back the base of your tongue collapses to the back wall of your throat. This causes you to snore at night. Sleeping on your side may be a simple way to stop snoring naturally. Using pillows or positional sleep devices can help you sleep on your side.If you are driving your partner nuts or not getting the rest you need, these natural sleep remedies might be just what you are looking for. Give them a try and see if they help you.
Snoring is more than just a nuisance—it disrupts the sleep habits and lives of 90 million American adults and their partners. That's why we set out in 2003 to restore sleep and help as many people as possible live happier, healthier lives.