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You are getting very sleepy -- or will soon if the follow the advice in these Howcast videos about overcoming sleeping issues.
You Will Need
- Anti-snoring spray
- A chin strip, snore guard, or anti-snoring nasal strips
- A new pillow
Avoid triggers before bed
Alcohol, large meals, sedatives, and antihistamines excessively relax throat tissue, causing vibrations that lead to snoring. Consume your last drink about four hours before bedtime, and try not to eat anything right before bed.
Try sleeping on your side
Sleep on your side. Sleeping on your back can obstruct your airways, leading to snoring. Sleeping on your side improves airflow, making you less likely to snore.
Try a spray
Use a nasal or oral anti-snoring spray. Both types lubricate your airways and reduce the vibrations of throat tissue.
Get in gear
If breathing through your mouth is the culprit, a chin strip or a snore guard can help you breathe naturally through your nose. Or try a nasal strip, which lifts and dilates nostrils, clearing airways for easier breathing.
If you’re overweight, try to drop some pounds. Because extra weight adds tissue around the throat, obesity is a leading cause of snoring. In addition, exercise can help regulate sleep patterns and strengthen muscles. The better your muscle tone, the less likely you are to snore.
Quit smoking, which not only clogs the throat, but also weakens throat muscles, leaving more loose tissue to rattle around.
Visit a doctor
Consult your physician if your snoring does not improve, since it can indicate more serious sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, or other illness.
Now that your snoring days are behind you, get some rest!