Snoring in bed can be very embarrassing to you and inconveniencing to your partner. To stop snoring, follow these tried and tested tips according to Men’s Health sleep advisor Dr Christopher Winter.
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Don’t sleep on your back
When you sleep on your back, your chances of snoring all through the night is increased. This is because sleeping on your back makes the airway less stable and more likely to collapse, says Dr Winter. Instead, sleep on your side. You may find it difficult to maintain that position through the night. In such a scenario, use a device called Night Shift Sleep Positioner as recommended by Dr. Winter. This device is strap around your neck before bed. It will vibrate when you roll on your back, thereby causing you to wake up and change position.
Avoid smoking and drinking
People who smoke and drink alcohol are twice more likely to snore than people who don’t engage in this unhealthy lifestyle. Smoking makes your nasal passages to be irritated, thereby decreasing airflow and making it hard for you to breathe.
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Also, people who consumed alcohol before bed snored louder than those who don’t. This is because alcohol makes your muscles to relax, thereby blocking the air passage in your throat, says Dr Winter.
According to a UK research, people who sing have a lower chance of snoring at nights than those who don’t. The reason for this is that singing strengthens the muscles in your soft palate and upper throat, so they’re less likely to collapse and block your airway. Any type of singing for a small amount of time daily would do just fine.
Overweight people were nearly 50% more likely to develop snoring problems than people with normal weight, according to a four-year study published in the journal Sleep and Biological Rhythms. The fat deposits in the upper airway of an obese person can obstruct your breathing, says Winter.
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