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How Do I Stop Snoring? Easy Fixes For This Vexing Problem

Date November 7, 2018 15:33

Despite the fact that people tend to associate snoring with men, this problem affects many women as well. We decided to find out why people snore and whether it is possible to get rid of this problem.

What is snoring?

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This annoying sound is caused by the soft tissues of the throat vibrating as air flows through the narrowed airways. If a person snores, then most often it occurs when lying on their back, since in this position the airways narrow down the most.

Causes of snoring

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  1. Obesity.
  2. Bad habits (alcohol and smoking).
  3. Congested nose.
  4. Lack of sleep.

Snoring can also be a symptom of disease

It can also be as a result of one of the following diseases: 

  • apnea;
  • type 2 diabetes;
  • cardiovascular diseases;
  • enlarged tonsils;
  • problems with your nose and paranasal sinuses.

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It is peculiar that a staggering 44% of men and 28% of women between 30 and 60 years old suffer from snoring.

How to fix snoring?

1. If you are not too adamant on getting rid of this problem, but you still want to make your snoring quieter or preferably non-existent, just change your sleeping position – sleep on your side or on your stomach.

2. If you suffer from problems of excess weight, it goes without saying that you'll need to shed those extra pounds.

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3. Give up bad habits (alcohol and smoking).

4. If your snoring is caused by a congested nose, fix the congestion and the snoring will stop.

5. Normalize your sleep schedule.

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6. You might be surprised that even a pillow can trigger snoring if you have an allergic reaction to its contents. In this case, you obviously need to change the pillow.

7. Drink plenty of water, since dehydration can aggravate snoring.

8. You can also practice special throat exercises.

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As you can see, the reasons can be both serious and easily solvable. Try to use the tips from our list, and if the problem doesn’t go away, consult a specialist for effective treatment. Stay healthy!

Source: MayoClinic, WebMD, MedicalNewsToday

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.