The secret to a great night's sleep

4 ways to kick the snoring habit

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Although we may try to deny it, we all snore once in a while. In fact, according to the Daily Mail, up to 40 per cent of middle aged men snore and 28 per cent of women do too! 

If snoring happens frequently in your bedroom, whether you're the 'snorer' or the one being woken up by it, this annoying habit may well be affecting the quality and quantity of sleep. 

The first step to stopping snoring is acceptance. Identifying exactly what type of a snorer you are means you can find the ideal resolution for you. There are four types of snorer, mouth based, tongue based, nose snoring and throat snoring. The good news is that no matter what type you are, there is a solution to relieve each one of them!

How to stop snoring and kick the habit: 

  1. Three of the main causes of being a snoring culprit are being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol. Which of these are you guilty of?
    It may sound like a chore, but dropping a few pounds or decreasing the amount you're smoking or drinking can have a huge affect on your snoring in the long run.
    Want to wake up feeling rested? Avoid alcohol before bed.
  2. Establish a bedtime routine. Creating a regular sleep pattern, ensuring you're getting enough sleep and not becoming overtired can often minimise snoring. 
  3. Sleep on your back? If this is the case try changing position and sleep on your side. If this isn't a comfortable sleeping position for you, try raising your pillows. This will help keep your airways open by supporting your neck.
    If you're fed up of the snorer in your bed, try attaching tennis balls to the back of their pjs!
  4. Do you sleep with your window open? Try keeping the air in your bedroom as clean, clear and moist as possible. If you suffer with allergies, try to keep dust and pet hair to a minimum in the bedroom. Dry air can also irritate the nose and throat causing difficulty in breathing clearly. Using a nasal strip or decongestant will help you breathe more easily while sleeping. 

If you've got any snoring solutions, we'd love to hear about them on our Twitter or Facebook! Or why not name and shame the snorer in your house on our social channels! 

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