My husband used to snore so loud that I wasn’t able to sleep at night! We sent him to a sleep clinic and he received a CPAP machine, and now we both get a sound sleep nightly. Read on for some tips to help you overcome your snoring problem and get some shut-eye.
If you suffer from snoring, it is important that you not sleep on your back. This position narrows the airways in your throat, thus, reducing airflow. This lack of air can be a cause of snoring. It is recommended that you sleep on either your right or left side instead.
Allergy and sinus sufferers tend to suffer from snoring. This is because you have too much congestion in your nose, so you are breathing in and out of your mouth when you are sleeping. If you have sinus or allergy issues, getting them properly treated could end your snoring as well.
Stay away from all milk products before going to bed. Most dairy products cause mucus buildup in your throat, which in turn, causes snoring. If you are a big dairy fan, do not consume it past dinnertime. Also, if you want to have a drink before bedtime, stick to water or tea.
If you are someone who suffers from congestion because of allergies or other types of issues, you are probably going to snore while you sleep. When congested, your airways and nasal passages become congested, this may result in air being blocked and you end up snoring. A solution is to take a decongestant before you go to bed in order to get some restful sleep at night.
Avoid the consumption of alcohol before you go to bed in order to refrain from snoring. Because alcohol can relax the throat muscles, they may vibrate as air passes and cause snoring to occur. Allow several hours to pass after your last alcoholic beverage before you go to sleep to minimize or eliminate snoring.
Refrain from sleeping on a mattress that you sink into or is slanted. This will cause your body to be at an angle, which can put tension on your air passages during the night. Try to find a mattress that is parallel to the ground so that you can breathe efficiently without snoring.
Stop smoking or, at least, abstain from smoking right before bedtime. Smoking has many health impacts. One of the more annoying is its contribution to snoring. Your airway is irritated by the smoke and can become swollen. This can cause you to snore more than you would without the irritation.
Practice good sleep hygiene to combat snoring. Sleep hygiene refers to developing good sleep habits, such as sleeping at the same time each day and getting enough sleep each night. Try to maintain the same sleep schedule 7 days a week, whether you are working or not. Also, make sure you get at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep every night.
When my husband had his test I decided to get my own, only to find out I have a similar condition. While a CPAP machine can seem scary at first, I’ve fallen in love with mine and couldn’t sleep without it. Using the tips in this article will help you to get things under control just as we have!