Snoring is not only a reason of trouble for your bed partner, but it is also a threat to your health. You’ll be surprised to know that around 45% of adults snore while sleeping. We all need to take the snoring quite seriously as it affects both your sleep and health- All those that have a snoring spouse can relate to this. “Snoring can create real problems in a marriage,” says Daniel P. Slaughter, MD, an otolaryngologist and snoring expert at Capital Otolaryngology in Austin, Texas. As we all know sleep deprivation can cause weight gain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, heart disease, memory problem and even diabetes.
Another risk factor associated with snoring is that 75% of people who snore may have breathing disruption while sleeping also known as obstructive sleep apnea, which increases the risk of getting heart diseases says Slaughter.
Factors that cause snoring
To cure the problem, it is very important to understand the reasons that cause snoring. The root cause of snoring is the person’s inability to move air freely through the nose and throat. Other factors include:
- Obesity and Unwanted weight gain
- Smoking habits and Alcohol consumption
- Drugs and Medication
- Sinus, allergies and nasal congestion
- Aging and other genetic factors
How to stop Snoring for once and all
It’s time that you take your snoring problem seriously. If you are willing to stop your snoring problem for either short or long term, then these are the easy to try remedies that you must try in order to put a stop to your snoring.
- Keep your bed sheets and bedroom clean
Sometimes the congestion is also caused by the dust, pollen and other allergens that are usually present in the unwashed bed sheets and provoke congestion, also develop a snoring habit in individuals. To avoid the recurrences of the problem, make sure you keep your bedroom and sheets clean. Use Vacuum to make your space dust free and wash sheets and pillow on a weekly basis.
- Include throat exercises to your daily routine
In many individuals, the reason of snoring is the constrict air flow during the time of sleeping. It has been observed that those that practice neck and throat exercises shows the improvement as it helped them to reduce the snoring levels. In case you do not feel much difference even after practicing the exercises, then must consult your physician to figure out the root cause of snoring as it can help you save your health as well as relationship.
- Switch to a new sleeping position
Sometimes trying a new sleeping position also helps individual to prevent snoring. It has also been observed that those who sleep on their back, snores more than the people who sleeps on their side. So always try to sleep on your sides to control snoring. Sleeping on the sides have the other health benefits too.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol before going to bed
Yeah, this may look difficult to practice, especially to those who loves to hit the bars on the night, but avoiding smoking and drinking before going to bed can provide you plenty of health benefits too. Smoking and drinking deteriorate your health and damages your body in numerous ways. Always remember prevention is better than cure.
- Open your Nasal Passage
This one is definitely effective in order to control snoring. Nasal strips, Neti pot or take a hot shower before going to bed- you can try anything that’s suits you the best. These are also effective to provide relief from allergies and congestion. Just try them and breathe freely. You will feel the difference yourself.