~ Prevent Snoring Tonight ~
Are you exhausted from being woken up by your partner numerous time throughout the night? Or are you yourself suffering from your own snoring? You might be pleased to know that a large percentage of the population is going through the same experience, and yes, on a regular basis! The good news is that many snorers only need to make a few lifestyle changes to reduce or even eliminate their snoring habits for good without having to spend much (if any) money.
Let’s take a quick look at the more common causes of snoring. Snoring happens when the flow of air from your mouth or nose to your lungs makes the tissues of the airway vibrate. It is often caused by a restriction or blockage in your nose, mouth, or airways.
When you breathe in during deep sleep, air goes through your mouth or nose and travels past the back of the roof of your mouth on its way to your lungs. The back area of your mouth is collapsible. When this area relaxes, your airway becomes narrow or blocked. This narrowing of the passage distrupts the airflow, causing the tissues in the back of your throat to vibrate. The narrower the airway, the more the tissue vibrates, and the louder the snoring becomes.
When your throat muscles relax more than the usual, your airway can become blocked, making it very difficult for the air to get into your lungs. When your breathing stops for a brief period (known as sleep apnea), an increase in the level of carbon dioxide occurs. Your body reacts to this by changing the rate of your heart and narrowing blood vessels. If you (or your partner) notice that you often stop breathing during sleep, then it could be that you are at risk of having a potentially harmful disorder, which may require medical attention.
Now let’s look at some simple home remedy ideas to prevent or reduce snoring. Given that the main cause of snoring is being overweight, it stands to reason that a change in lifestyle could play a big part in ridding you of this complaint. When you’re overweight you carry extra fat deposits on your body, including your neck. This can create a restriction of the airflow to your lungs. The answer is fairly obvious. If carrying too much weight is the most likely cause of your snoring you want to consider taking on a regular exercise routine and a sensible diet. Sometimes you just need to modify your eating patterns. Snoring is more likely to occur if you eat large meals not long before going to bed. Perhaps you could change to a lighter (healthier) meal choice for your evening meal.
You also want to give up smoking (for a myriad of health reasons) as it can add to the likelihood of snoring. Plus you’ll feel incredibly healthier in many other ways if you quit smoking.
Alcohol in the evenings may also contribute to snoring as your throat muscles will be more relaxed after consuming alcohol.
The next thing you want to consider is what position you tend to sleep in. Laying on your back to sleep increases the chance of snoring because when you lie facing upwards your airway passages are more likely to become blocked. Try going to sleep on your side or even face down if you are able to sleep in that position.
Putting some or all of these ideas into practice is a good idea. You will be and feel healthier. And remember too that if your partner is not getting enough sleep because of your snoring, they will be very grateful that you are willing to do something about it. And when you are getting better quality sleep you will be much nicer to be around as you won’t be continuously tired and are less likely to be stressed, making for a happier home and workplace.
These home remedy ideas won’t solve everyone’s snoring problems, but they are a great start, they’re free (will even save you money if you quit smoking and reduce your alcohol intake) and don’t come with any unpleasant side effects.
To your health and happiness,