Snoring is a common problem that can potentially cause a lot of strain on a relationship. To avoid unnecessary conflict in your relationship, read below for some solutions to problem snoring:
- Change your sleeping position
Lying on your back can cause the base of your tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back wall of your throat, making a vibrating or snoring sound during sleep. Sleeping on your side may help prevent this.
- Lose weight
If you’re overweight, dropping even a few pounds can reduce fatty tissue in the back of the throat and decrease or even stop snoring.
- Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills & sedatives
These relax the muscles in the throat and interfere with breathing which leads to snoring. Talk to your doctor about any prescription medications you’re taking, as some encourage a deeper level of sleep which can make snoring worse.
- Change your pillows
Allergens in your bedroom and in your pillow may contribute to snoring. Place your pillows in sunlight once in two weeks and replace them every six months to reduce dust mites & allergens. Better still, buy dust mite protectors for your pillows, mattress and quilt.
- Consult a dentist
A dentist can provide effective solutions such as anti-snoring devices or referral for surgery.
Try these ultimate anti-snoring solutions, and save your relationship.
Dr. Edwina Toulman, a leading general dentist in North Sydney who works at McMahons Point Health has completed her residency in sleep apnoea and sleep disordered breathing. To know more, visit http://mcmahonspointhealth.com.au/