You can be born with a congenital deformity of your uvula. Maybe you’re overweight, that can do it too. Whatever the reason for your snoring, I’m sure it’s causing you difficulty sleeping. There are treatments available, so read on to find out more about how you can put an end to your broken sleep forever!
If you would like to stop your snoring, have a look at the pillow configuration that you have on your bed. The higher your head, the less likely you are to snore. Ergo, it is best to either invest in a thicker pillow, or to consider sleeping on multiple pillows to give you the head leverage you need.
Try elevating your head at night while you are sleeping, to see if it reduces your snoring. Try using a pillow that’s extra thick. Also, try using several pillows to prop your head up. The more upright your head lies, the more open your airways will remain.
You may want to avoid excessive caffeine consumption if you suffer from snoring. Caffeine contains stimulants that do not allow sufficient airflow. Without a sufficient amount of air, a person tends to snore. There are plenty of decaffeinated versions of your favorite drinks that will stop and prevent snoring from happening.
If you want to stop snoring, you may want to sign up for a sleep analysis. This kind of evaluation will show you which factors are causing you to snore. It could be that your tongue is in the wrong position, or you might just have a lot of nasal tissue that vibrates when you sleep, causing noise. This evaluation will help you figure out the next step.
In order to reduce snoring you should not drink alcohol or take any kind of sedative or relaxant, including antihistamines for several hours before bedtime. Any of these things make the muscles in your body relax. Relaxed muscles close up your airway even further than normal. The blockage can cause snoring or make it worse than usual.
Eliminate stress as often as possible from your day, from a physical and emotional perspective. Stress and increased levels of anxiety can worsen snoring during the night and put a damper on a quality night of rest. Take care of all your issues during the day in an effort to maximize quality of sleep.
If nothing over the counter seems to be working for you, ask your doctor about a mouthpiece for the nighttime. IT will be fitted to your mouth and jaw. The idea is that it pulls your lower jaw slightly forward and allows your throat and airways to stay open wider as you sleep.
Try not to go to bed until at least a couple of hours after you have consumed a particularly large meal. One effect of a full stomach is that it pushes up against your diaphragm making it less flexible and restricting its normal range of movement. This can translate into increased snoring.
From quitting coffee to getting surgery, the methods for treating snoring are varied in both simplicity and cost. Whatever you choose to try after reading this article, I hope that it is effective. If not, try something else! The more you try, the more likely it is that you’ll find a cure.