Here is some advice on how to stop or reduce snoring
At least 20 percent of the adult population snore and this does not include those that are affected by the snorer. Snoring is a sleep-related breathing disorder caused by vibrations of the tissues behind the nose and mouth. Alcohol, weight gain, sleeping tablets, and smoking are all thought to trigger snoring.
Here are my tips on how to stop snoring:
- Elevate your head by sleeping on a thicker pillow such as our Big Pillow. This will help open up your airways but do take care if you have a neck or back pain
- Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, antihistamines as these all relax your airways which will limit the air passageway
- Avoid a big meal before bedtime especially rich foods such as cakes biscuits chocolate pizza and dairy as it may be mucus producing.
- Shed some of those pounds as it will help take the pressure off the airways
- Follow a regular sleep routine to to stop or ease the snoring.
- Try nasal dilators if nasal obstruction is the problem
- Try a humidifier
- Speak to your GP who may refer you onto a sleep specialist
Peter had recently started snoring especially after a heavy night and was affecting Pam’s sleep.
After chatting to her sister Pam bought a Big Pillow.
The Big Pillow helped position Peter’s head in a more upright position and let him sleep without snoring which let her sleep without being woken up.