Snoring is a common condition that impacts our lives in many ways. As many as 50 percent of all adults snore. Some estimates are even higher. Snoring has been known to negatively impact or ruin many relationshipswhich is just one reason why so many people are looking for ways to stop their snoring.
Fortunately, there are many remedies to help you reduce or eliminate your snoring. If you’ve been told that you snore or think that you do, you should let your dentist or doctor know. He or she may then recommend some tests to determine the intensity of your snoring. During your visit with your dentist or doctor, he or she is likely to take your medical history. Incidentally, if you have a sleeping partner, you may want to bring him or her along, as he or she can better describe your snoring habits, loudness and frequency.
The good news is that there are many snoring remedies available. For example, your dentist might recommend an oral appliance such as a form-fitted dental mouthpiece that would hold your tongue from falling back into your throat during sleep and obstructing your breathing passage. For more severe snoring conditions, there are simple surgical procedures to tighten the tissue that vibrates in your throat while you sleep.
Conventional Snoring Remedies
There are some home snoring remedies you can try to help you stop snoring naturally. If you are overweight, try to lose weight. This is a simple way to reduce pressure in your breathing passage. If you sleep on your back, switch to sleeping on your side. It may sound simple, but it is one of the best ways to reduce the pressure in your breathing passage. There are several over-the-counter nasal strips that you might want to try to help open your nasal passage during sleep. Reduce alcohol consumption and if you smoke, stop.
But if all these fail, consult your doctor or dentist for other treatments that better suit your circumstance.
Snoring has an adverse effect on your overall well-being. Your health may even be at risk. So, do not ignore it; deal with it instead. To function at your peak, you need a good night’s sleep. And let’s not forget your sleeping partner, he or she needs it too.
You can read more articles on living with snoring or how to stop snoring by exloring our Snoring 101 section.
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