Snore much?

Yes I do, I know I do!  I have waken myself up with my snores…  Whether or not you snore or your partner snores it’s not pleasant.  The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help!

  • Try to lose weight. Losing even a little bit of weight can reduce fatty tissue in the back of the throat and decrease snoring. See Healthy Weight Loss Your Way for some tips on getting started. Exercise in general can help because toning arms, legs, and abs inadvertently leads to toning muscles you don’t see in the throat, which leads to less snoring.
  • Clear nasal passages. Having a stuffy nose makes breathing difficult and creates a vacuum in your throat, which in turn leads to snoring. Rry nasal decongestants or nasal strips to help you breathe more easily while sleeping.
  • Quit smoking. If you smoke, your chances of snoring are high. Smoking causes airways to be blocked by irritating the membranes in the nose and throat.
  • Establish regular sleep patterns. Create a bedtime ritual with your partner and stick to it. Hitting the sack in a routine way together can promote better sleep and therefore minimize snoring.
  • Keep bedroom air moist with a humidifier. Dry air can irritate membranes in the nose and throat.
  • Reposition. Elevating your head four inches may ease breathing and encourage your tongue and jaw to move forward. (Tip: go pillow-free or try a specially designed pillow to make sure your neck muscles are not crimped).

Check out: www.helpguide.org for more sleeping tips!

-The Futon Man

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I love cat nap’s, MEOW!

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  2. Love the store..

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  3. Posted by Suzan on March 15, 2011 at 1:14 am

    I know ALL about the snoring issues, trust me!

    Reply

  4. Posted by Gina on March 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Drinking alcohol doesn’t help snoring either!

    Reply

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