Anyone who snores or those who live with snorers is likely to want to find the most effective means of treating the snoring to alleviate it or make it go away! Sometimes that is more easily said than done because everyone’s snoring is different and what might work for one might not necessarily work for another.
The first step before venturing onto the myriad treatments options advertised is to seek expert advice on determining if your snoring is a more serious symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. That is because it might mean there are underlying health reasons that are causing the sleep apnea.
Some treatment options available that might be used whether or not you have a serious condition and that can easily be done at home are as follows:
* If your snoring is more frequent when you don’t have enough sleep, try going to bed at the same time every night.
* Many people who sleep on their backs suffer from snoring so try sleeping on your side. To keep you on your side attach a tennis ball to the back of your pajamas to keep you from turning onto your back.
* People who are overweight often have snoring problems because their airways have been narrowed by excess fat so losing weight could be an easy solution.
* Nasal strips can be used to widen the nostrils thereby improving the airflow thus alleviating your snoring. However they will not help is snoring is due to constriction of your airway though your throat.
*A stop snoring mouthpiece that advances your jaw forward and increase the opening of the airway.
* Limiting use of alcohol or heavy foods before bedtime because these can worsen snoring symptoms.
* Use of decongestants to reduce the symptoms of a cold will also alleviate snoring during the night.
* Use of a CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure device has helped many people to see improved sleep with less snoring. This can be obtained through a physician.
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