Snoring is not only disruptive to you, but can be even more disruptive to your partner. Many adults suffer from snoring and many of those snorers also have a more serious sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea. In these cases, snoring is a sign that the sleeper's airways are blocked and insufficient oxygen is getting to the bloodstream. If your snoring isn't a sign of a larger issue, there are some techniques that you can try to naturally reduce or eliminate your snoring. At Cool-jams™, we're dedicated to helping you get your best night's sleep. That's why we've compiled some natural techniques to help you stop snoring. Trust us; your partner will thank you.
Snoring can occur when the fatty tissue near your tongue and throat falls back to block your airways. An easy fix for this problem is to simply change your sleeping position. Try sleeping on your side or your stomach rather than your back to keep your airways from being obstructed. Another fix for this problem is to try losing weight. While this technique may not be appropriate for everyone, it may be especially helpful for anyone who started snoring after gaining a significant amount of weight.
Some behavioral changes that may help reduce your snoring include practicing good sleep habits, staying hydrated and avoiding alcohol. Keeping a regular sleep schedule can keep you from going to bed overtired. Overtiredness can mean more relaxed throat muscles and more snoring. Alcohol has a similar effect and loosens your throat muscles to make snoring worse. Good hydration keeps your soft palate from getting too sticky and causing more snoring.
Another cause of snoring can be blocked nasal passages. If you have a cold, allergies or chronic sinus issues, it may be a good idea to clear your nasal passages before bed. Clear nasal passages means that your air will travel unobstructed and cause less snoring noise. You should also consider eliminating allergens by cleaning dust from your bedroom and keeping your bedding clean. You may also want to change out old and well-used pillows. Try replacing your old bedding and pillows with Cool-jams™ temperature-regulating sheets and cooling pillows to make your snore-free sleep even more comfortable.