HEALTH WATCH: When Snoring Becomes a Problem
By Space Coast Daily // May 7, 2019
The Impact of Regular Snoring
Most people are well aware of the importance of proper sleep. However, this is something that can be adversely affected for many reasons.
One common thing that can cause problems when it comes to sleep is snoring, which can affect both the snorer and anyone who is sharing a bed or room with them.
Snoring is a common problem and can arise for various reasons. Some people only snore on occasion – for instance, if they fall asleep after having had some alcoholic drinks.
However, there are others that snore every night and this is when snoring can become a big problem. In this article, we will look at some tips to help with snoring and how you can help to alleviate the problem.
The Impact of Regular Snoring
From nasal strips through to a tongue stabilizing device and more, there are various possible solutions that are available for those who experience snoring problems. You may find that some products work better than others or you may need to go to your GP to discuss what the cause of your snoring is if it becomes a major problem.
There are also tips you can take on board to help reduce snoring, which means that both you and your partner can enjoy a better night’s sleep.
So, let’s take a look at some steps you can take:
- Watch your weight: If you are overweight, you are more likely to snore, so this is something you will need to keep an eye on. Make sure you eat healthily and do regular exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. By doing this, you can reduce the risk of excess tissue from causing an obstruction to your airway.
- Alcohol consumption: While many of us like to enjoy an alcoholic drink from time to time, too much alcohol can cause various health issues. If you drink before sleeping, the alcohol can result in your muscles becoming very relaxed and this results in the collapse of the back of your throat. This then leads to snoring.
- Sleeping position: You may find that sleeping on your side helps to alleviate snoring so if you are a back sleeper, it is well worth trying this. Not everyone will be able to maintain this, as many will move back into their back-sleeping position during the night, but it is something that is worth trying out.
- Smoking habits: Many people who smoke experience throat irritation as well as a greater build up of mucus. This then leads to an increase chance of snoring during the night. If you can reduce your smoking or, better still, stop smoking, it could help with snoring as well as reducing the risk of many other serious health issues.
These are just some of the additional tips that could help when it comes to reducing or stopping problem snoring.
If you are still concerned, it is always worth getting medical advice from your doctor, as you may be able to get treatment for the issue.
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