Snoring Remedies That Work
If you’ve done much research about snoring remedies, then you likely know that there are quite a few different options to choose from. Obviously, every case of snoring is a bit different – so it stands to reason that not every remedy will work for every person the same way.
But still – with that being said, there do tend to be some snoring remedies that just work on a more consistent basis than the others.
But what are they?
In this blog post, that’s what we’re going to talk about; snoring remedies that actually work (at least, most of the time).
This is probably the single greatest tool that you could use to fight snoring. Snoring is almost always caused by vibrations in the soft palate. These vibrations occur when soft, fatty tissue in the airway collapses in on itself while the muscles are relaxed – which happens during sleep.
And one of the best ways to stop this from happening is to reduce the amount of soft, fatty tissue in the throat. And of course – one of the best ways to accomplish this is to simply lose some weight.
Now, with that being said, it’s important to know that this doesn’t always do the trick. Sometimes, snoring is caused by factors that aren’t necessarily connected to an individual’s body weight or BMI. But losing weight does tend to help, at least in the majority of cases. So if you’ve been having snoring problems, hitting the gym and/or watching your caloric intake might do a lot more good than most people realize.
Buying a mandibular advancement device
Mandibular advancement devices (or MADs), have been proven over and over again to be effective for the treatment of snoring – and some of them have even been shown to be effective for treating obstructive sleep apnea! Not all of them are the same, and some of them are better than others – but still, with so much positive evidence to support them, it’s little wonder that they’ve become a bit of a hit in the stop-snoring marketplace.
Just remember to shop for a model that has good customer reviews, and if at all possible, buy something with a money back guarantee. That way, if it doesn’t end up working, you can always return it and try something different.
This might not be a product that’ll be right for everyone. But MADs are very popular, and giving them a chance might just win you a more peaceful, restful night’s sleep.
Changing your sleeping position
As a general rule, people tend to snore more when they’re sleeping on their back. So changing your sleeping position might be a quick and easy fix to the problem (sometimes!).
The only problem is that it can be difficult to stay off of your back once you fall asleep, as you’re usually not aware of how you’re tossing and turning once you lose consciousness.
To remedy this problem, you can surround yourself with pillows that keep you from rolling around. Some people also sew tennis balls onto the back of their sleeping-shirts, as this makes it uncomfortable to sleep on your back, and will likely spur you to change position if you happen to end up that way over the course of the night.
If your snoring gets too bad, you should also consider visiting your doctor
If your snoring is so bad that it’s waking you up in the middle of the night, then there’s a good chance that you’re actually dealing with something more serious – which could be a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. This type of snoring is worse than typical, and can do a lot to hurt your quality of sleep (as well as the quality of sleep for your partner). Visiting your doctor for a sleep study in such cases might be a good idea, as this will allow you to determine if you’re actually dealing with sleep apnea, or just an unusually bad case of regular snoring.