Take the roar out of snore!
Nearly 45% of adults snore on occasion, and about 25% snore habitually. It's a problem that can interrupt sleep for both the snorer and their partner. Here are 4 simple tips to try:
1. Get Healthy
More predominant in people who are overweight, you can greatly reduce snoring with exercise and weight loss. It happens more commonly with alcohol use or if you take relaxants near bedtime, so simply avoiding these can help decrease snoring. Allergies, colds and other respiratory problems that cause congestion are also common factors.
2. Elevate their head
Reduce your partner's snoring even while they're asleep. When the head is raised, they'll breathe more easily so they can sleep more peacefully. This may temporarily relieve mild snoring in otherwise healthy adults.
3. Change your sleep position
Sleeping on your back can be at the root of the problem, so try sleeping on your side or stomach to see if makes a difference. A carefully fitted pillow designed to encourage a better sleeping posture can be a good solution. Proper alignment for your head and neck, and opening your airway is key so you can enjoy restful sleep.
4. Get help
Snoring can be a symptom of serious medical issues like sleep apnea. Gone untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of other health problems, so it's important to speak with your physician if snoring persists.
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