If you snore consistently, then those around you may consider it fairly annoying, depending on how loud it is. Besides that, though, many people don’t consider snoring a health condition as much as a personality trait. For many patients, chronic snoring can overtax their cardiovascular systems, making it harder for their bodies to receive oxygen and potentially increasing risks of chronic health issues in the future. If your snoring isn’t too serious, then these few tips may help you find relief, for yourself and anyone who can hear you snore. If your condition persists, however, then you may need a professional diagnosis and treatment with your sleep expert to find a suitable solution.
- Change your sleep position – Snoring is often caused by mouth and throat issues partially blocking your airway, making it harder for air to pass through. If you sleep on your back, then this obstruction is more likely to occur. Try sleeping on your side to avoid gravity dragging your oral tissues back towards your airway.
- Exercise more often – Because of the nature of snoring, people who are out of shape are more likely to snore every night. If you don’t already, then develop and stick to an exercise plan that works for you. You’ll not only reduce snoring, but also enjoy better quality sleep and improved health and fitness.
- Ask about sleep apnea – Sleep apnea occurs when oral tissues completely block your airway, stopping you from breathing and forcing your body to wake up to clear your airway. If your snoring is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, then home remedies won’t work and you will need professional treatment to address it.
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If home remedies don’t help you stop snoring, then visit your sleep experts to find out if it may be an indication of obstructive sleep apnea, and how we can help you treat it. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.