Snoring: How To Stop It?

Nothing could be nastier than the noise of someone snoring in the middle of a fairytale dream. Or it could be the other way around, you are the one who snores and your classmates and friends discovered it during a camp and they started taunting you because of it. How embarrassing right? Snoring is not only a disturbing habit; it can also be a sign of a severe health problem.

People sometimes consider snoring as a simple side effect of snoozing. These two things are completely different. Snoozing is going into deep slumber while snoring is a sleeping disorder. This happens when air can't move freely in the nose or mouth during sleep. The sound of snore comes from the vibration of the tongue, throat, uvula and palate. Snorers usually find out they snore from those who live with them. It keeps other people awake depriving them of a quality sleep. This can be a sign of a grave disorder called sleep apnea. A person suffering from sleep apnea has irregular breathing during sleep. Normally, a person stops breathing for short intervals of time and I say really short. When a person is suffering from sleep apnea and stops breathing, lack of oxygen may lead to sudden death.

People with this disorder may find themselves sleepy during the day, stressed and irritable. They have trouble focusing in work or school. How can we then stop snoring? Not sleeping is definitely not the answer. Here are some ways to stop snoring.

1. Find a good mattress that can help you relax all of your muscles. A quality mattress can provide your body with proper support even while you sleep creating an ideal position for proper breathing. Sometimes a comfy mattress is the key to a good sleep.

2. If you love to eat, don't take a heavy dinner and just have a light snack at night. It will take a long period of time to digest the food that you eat and may choke you will you sleep, block the airway passage and even give you heartburn. If your passageway of air is blocked, there is a big chance that you will snore.

3. If you are fat, do a weight loss program. It doesn't have to be strenuous; you just need to get rid of those unwanted fats. Exercising can also give your body enough oxygen supply making you breathe easier and lessening the chance of snoring at night.

4. Find a perfect sleeping position where your throat and tongue will not hinder the flow of air while you sleep. Lying flat on your back can cause snoring so try shifting position on your sides. Make sure your head is also elevated just right above your body. A nice pillow can help you with that.

5. Before going to bed, avoid alcoholic beverages, taking tranquilizers or antihistamine drugs. They can relax your throat muscle blocking the airway passage which can make you snore.

6. Finally, seek the help of medical professionals if the problem persists. Don't do any self medication as it can do more harm than treatment for you.

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