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How To Sleep Easy Without Troublesome Snoring

Jul 1

How To Sleep Easy Without Troublesome Snoring

Everyone sleeps differently. Some people sleep without making a single sound. Others snore in their sleep and sound like a lumberjack sawing a wooden log. Those who snore probably don't realize they are doing it, but to others who are near, it's painfully obvious. If you snore, and would like advice on how to stop it, read the following article.

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If you regularly use cigarettes and other tobacco products, you probably also snore. The ingredients in these products dries out the mucosal membranes in your nose, mouth and airway, which leads to difficulty breathing and loud snoring. If at all possible, do not smoke cigarettes within five hours of your bedtime as the smoke will cause your airway to become inflamed.

 

Avoid drinking alcohol within 5 hours of bedtime. Alcohol, along with other sedative drugs, causes the muscles at the back of the throat to relax. When these muscles relax, you are more apt to snore. Stay away from those nightcaps--you may actually sleep more soundly if you do not drink before bed.

 

Stick to a regular bedtime, and practice good sleep habits in general to reduce the incidence of snoring. If you go to bed overtired, sleep erratic hours, or have other bad sleep habits, you may sleep very deeply which relaxes the muscles in the back of your throat more than usual. This can contribute to snoring.

 

Pregnant women, who discover that they snore, should consult a physician. Many women may experience snoring during some point in their pregnancy. Snoring does not necessarily constitute a problem, but it is better to to ensure that your snoring is not causing oxygen deprivation to your baby. Visit your doctor immediately in order to determine if this is the case.

 

While it may seem strange, you should wash or replace your pillows frequently to prevent snoring. If your snoring is allergy-related, your pillows, which can house dust mites, dander, and other allergens, may be the culprits. Regular laundering or purchasing fresh pillows will keep these allergens to a minimum. Alternately, try hypoallergenic cases for your pillows.

 

If your child snores, make an appointment with your pediatrician. Nose and throat problems as well as obesity are often the cause of snoring in children. Obtaining treatment for these underlying conditions can help your child stop snoring and get a good night's sleep. In addition, serious or bothersome health problems can be corrected simultaneously.

 

To limit your level of snoring during the night, refrain from smoking altogether. Smoking can constrict your airways, which can make it much harder for you to breathe at night. This will not only help you to reduce the intensity of your snoring but make you feel better as the night wears on.

 

Everyone has a different way of sleeping. Some people rest peacefully, while other people snore. Actually, few people even know that they have a snoring problem until their partner informs them. Using the tips you've read here will help you to stop snoring and sleep like you did in the good old days!