4 ways to kick the snoring habit
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
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
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
- 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.
- Establish a
bedtime routine. Creating a regular
sleep pattern, ensuring you're getting enough sleep and not
becoming overtired can often minimise snoring.
- Sleep on your back? If this is the
case try changing position and sleep on your side. If this isn't a
sleeping position for you, try raising
your pillows. This will help keep your airways open by supporting
If you're fed up of the snorer in your bed, try attaching tennis
balls to the back of their pjs!
- 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