Are you finding it hard to sleep through the loud, disruptive snores of someone else? It can be a bit alarming to have to convince someone that their snoring is preventing you from getting the rest that you need, but if you come to the table armed with solutions, the conversation could go much easier.
If you regularly take prescription muscle relaxers or pain medications, you might be faced with chronic snoring. If at all possible, avoid taking these medications in the hours before you get ready for bed. These drugs cause your muscles to become more relaxed, especially in your airways. As a result, it becomes more difficult to breathe, which leads to snoring.
Sleeping pills cause the throat muscles to collapse, limiting your airway at night. Although it tempting, avoid sleeping pills if you suffer from insomnia. They cause snoring. Also avoid alcohol, tranquilizers or antihistamines right before bed. Find natural ways to relax before bed like meditation, relaxation techniques or warm milk. You will sleep more quietly without the aid of sleeping medications.
Talk to your doctor about prescribing something to help you quit snoring. While medication performance varies among different users, some snorers have found their snoring is greatly reduced when they use medications that are hailed as anti-snoring remedies. These remedies come in various forms ranging from pills to nasal sprays.
Before you go to bed, swallow one or two spoonfuls of honey. Though the reasons are unknown, honey is believed to be an effective natural remedy for minimizing snoring. It is not all that surprising though, since honey is often used in folk medicine.
To minimize snoring, try to eat a large breakfast and lunch during the day. This will force you to have a smaller dinner, which is very beneficial towards maintaining a high comfort level when you sleep at night. The more comfortable you are when you rest, the less of a chance for you to snore.
Many people have found good luck with using a tennis ball to help stop snoring. Attach a tennis ball to the back of your shirt by sewing on a pocket or putting the ball into a sock and then sewing that on. Sleeping on your back will be very uncomfortable, and you will roll over onto your side. After you get accustomed to sleeping on either side, you will not have to use the tennis ball any more.
Use nasal strips to help you sleep. Nasal strips expand the nostrils to facilitate air flow, which reduces snoring. This will allow not only you to sleep well, but you also won’t be disturbing your family as you slumber. Purchase brand-name nasal strips at your local grocery store and apply them before you go to bed.
As you can see, there are a lot of things that could be causing the snoring, and there are just as many if not more possible solutions. Armed with this information, you can have a much more productive discussion about how to fix the problem so you can both sleep easy tonight.