Are you suffering from a lack of sleep because you live with a snorer, or are you sick of waking up to complaints from your housemates or partners because you snore? If snoring is disturbing the peace in your household, here are 5 tips that may come in handy:
- Switch to sleeping on your side: if you sleep on your back, there’s a much higher risk of snoring than on your side, as being on your side opens up your airways, making it easier to breathe.
- Don’t drink alcohol in the evenings: alcohol increases the risk of snoring because it relaxes the muscles in the throat. If you’re keen to get a good night’s sleep, it’s best to avoid drinking anything alcoholic after around 7pm.
- Give up smoking: smoking is a common risk factor for frequent snoring. Smoking affects your ability to breathe easily, and giving up can have a very positive impact on your snoring habits. We understand that it’s not easy to quit, and we’re here to help if you need advice or support.
- See your dentist: you may think that dentists only deal in pristine smiles, but they have a wide-ranging set of skills. If you snore on a regular basis, or you live with a snorer, your dentist may be able to help. If snoring is persistent, your dentist may recommend wearing a device at night, which helps to open up the airway by pushing the lower jaw forward slightly.
- Lose weight: if you’re overweight, this can put you at risk of snoring. If you have a bit of weight to lose, it’s best to combine healthy eating with regular exercise to achieve sustainable weight loss.
If you can’t sleep or you wake up to people moaning about your snoring every morning, why not get in touch?