Snoring can be frustrating not only for snorer but also those people around them. You may be shocked to know that an average 45% of adults are occasional snorers of know someone who does. Snoring has the ability to affect a good nights sleep which could have repercussions for general health and wellbeing. 

Snoring is caused by the vibration of the respiratory structures, these obstruct the air movement in your throat causing soft to loud noises.

In this article I am going to look at the top 5 reasons why people snore as well as some simple tips on how you can stop snoring today.

What Causes Snoring?

Ageing

An unfortunate result of ageing can be weight gain, specifically around the neck region. This added pressure on the throat narrows the airspace and decreases the muscle tone, resulting in deeper vibrations around the respiratory structure. 

Excess Weight

Similar to the ageing, weight gain can add more pressure around the neck region specifically. This extra pressure compresses the neck muscles making it more likely for the internal diameter of your throat to collapse during sleep. 

Under the Influence

Ever gone to sleep after a few drinks and woken up with a sore throat? This isn’t just the dehydration in your body but a collapse of your airways during sleep. Alcohol is an anti depressant, the sedative in booze will relax your jaw and throat muscles and restricts the airflow in your airway.

You may fall asleep quicker after a drink but you won’t have a quality deep sleep

Congestion

A simple cold or throat infection can increase your chances of snoring, the inflammation around your neck and throat area squeezes your airways and reduces airflow. Something as simple as a blocked nose can increase your chances of snoring as this is your most efficient breathing route.

Sleep Deprivation

Not having enough quality sleep can cause snoring. A poorly designed mattress or pillow can apply pressure on your body which prevents it from gaining quality sleep. Be sure to check out some of my reviews and upgrade your sleep today.

How you can Stop Snoring today

You might think that snoring is hard to cure but that couldn’t be further from the case, a few simple tricks can help reduce snoring and is some instances even eradicate it. Check out some handy tips below:

Start Sleep Exercises

Throat exercises are easy to do, regardless of your age or physical shape. Taking 3 to 5 minutes a day to do them is a guaranteed way to permanently prevent snoring. I recently engaged in this stop snoring and sleep apnea programme and was astounded with the consequences. So much so, I had to share it with all my friends and it’s changed their lives. Simply follow this link if you want to stop snoring today.

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Change your Sleeping Position

The worst position to be in when trying to reduce snoring would be your back, this allows your tongue and soft palate to collapse and cause vibrations. An easy way to resolve this issue would be investing in a full length body pillow to maintain you sleep on your side. We recommend this Moonlight Slumber Comfort-U Total Body Support Pillow.

Reduce Alcohol Intake

A very simple method which doesn’t take much explanation but try stopping drinking about 4 to 5 hours before you try and sleep. This will give your body time to process the alcohol quicker and improve your breathing.

Improve your Sleep Hygiene

I don’t mean washing your bed linen everyday or anything of that affect, I’m talking about making your bedroom a sanctuary with no outside distractions. You should keep your bedroom screen free, the added pollution of light can have dramatic consequences for your body shutting down.

This works for mornings too, this Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Colored Sunrise Simulation and Sunset Fading Night Light is perfect for slowly bringing your body to and from sleep.

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Upgrade your Mattress and Bedding

The importance of quality and comfortable bedding is second to none. There are lots of brands producing high quality mattresses and pillows, focusing on the science behind sleep. Take a look through some of my reviews to pick the right products for you.

Be sure to comment below any other tips that you have for reducing or even preventing snoring.

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