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3 Stop Snoring Remedies and Aids That Work

Updated on April 17, 2016
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As a researcher and author, John provides information in an easy-to-understand way that helps readers understand their condition.

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Snoring Affects Everyone Not Just The Snorer

Snorers don't get a proper night's sleep because their snoring interferes with the proper sleep cycle. But, then again, their sleeping partners don't sleep well either and so their health is affected as well.

Too many times, the outcome is that partners sleep in separate rooms - which isn't an ideal state in a marriage or relationship -- or, even worse, split up and / or divorce because of snoring.

So you can see that, whether you're a snorer or the partner of one, it's in both your interests to find a snoring remedy that works.

And you can choose from normal mainstream treatment, anti snoring devices, natural snoring remedies, and more. You just have to become familiar with their pro's and con's.

In this short article I now discuss three natural remedies that can work very well if they are followed exactly, plus, other stop snoring remedies that some people find useful...

Snoring Remedies that Work - 3 Top Ways to Beat Snoring

Here are 3 things you need to do to give you the best chance of giving snoring the boot:-

1. Lose the Fat!

Obese people are at a higher risk of snoring. Why? Simple. Because excess fat, particularly around your neck, puts pressure on the airways and so restricts them. This results in turbulence when you breathe, causing the soft tissue to vibrate, producing the snoring sounds we all know and love!

2. A Healthy Lifestyle

This is important, not just as a snoring remedy, but also as an overall health improvement plan. Ensure you only eat healthy, balanced meals.

Try to avoid alcohol. And, of course, start a daily exercise program and stick with it.

3. Avoid Meals and Alcohol Before Bedtime

Eating just before going to bed is a bad idea for a potential snorer. This is because of the pressure that the ingested food puts on your diaphragm, causing it too have to work harder, thus causing snoring.

Aim to have your last meal at least 3 hours before you go to bed, to give your food time to digest.

If you do decide to reduce alcohol rather than avoid it altogether, make sure you don't drink prior to going to bed at night.

Alcohol can depress your central nervous system, resulting in the muscles in your jaw and throat becoming relaxed and so blocking your airways. This results in snoring.

The above stop snoring remedies will work if you stick to them religiously.

3 More Stop Snoring Remedies

There are other ways to stop snoring at night and these can be used in conjunction with the three snoring remedies discussed above for extra assurance...so here are even more stop snoring remedies that work for many snoring victims:-

1. Stop Snoring Aids

Many sufferers find that using stop snoring devices can be effective. These are things like snore pillows, chin straps, nasal strips, and dental mouthpieces, etc. These can be purchased from specialist shops, pharmacies and dentists, but may be bought online as well (see Amazon products below).

2. Change Your Sleeping Position

One of the snoring remedies that can work well, if you can do it, is to change the position you tend to sleep in, especially where you sleep on your back. You can get special pillows that force you to sleep on your side.

Or you can get a device that fastens around you middle that does the same. You would need these types of devices because you can't control your position whilst you're asleep.

3. Steam Vaporizers

If you suffer from long term nasal congestion, or nasal allergies, which cause your snoring, you can utilize a steam vaporizer. This helps to open your airways up and so reduce your snoring.

Final Word on Stop Snoring Remedies that Work

The remedies I have summarized above can help you achieve your objective of stopping snoring. And I think you'd agree that since snoring affects everybody, not just the snorer, it is a worthy objective.

The key thing is to get familiar with the causes of snoring and the range of treatment options and anti snoring aids available to you. In this way you can achieve the best result for your particular circumstances.

References

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/snoring/DS00297/DSECTION=causes
  • http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/snoring-cause
  • http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/snoring.html
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoring

Disclaimer

The content of this Hub is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be a substitute for proper medical diagnosis, treatment or advice, and you should not assume that it is. Always consult your health-care provider / physician / doctor before taking any medications, natural remedies, supplements, or making any major changes to your diet.

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    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Snoring can be avoided if one leads a healthy lifestyle so true and you said it all here

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      sweetie1 

      6 years ago from India

      My dad snores a lot and he has tried lots of remedies. Last one he tried sometime back was Y snore which was like a band aid on the nose. It helped for 3 or 4 days and then stopped working. You are right about the partners not able to sleep because of snoring..my mom is really suffering from his snores.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very useful tips, John. These aren't very difficult to follow and shuld benefit both partners in the long run.

      Voted up, useful and shared.

    • JCielo profile imageAUTHOR

      JCielo 

      6 years ago from England

      old albion - Thanks for taking the time to read my article. Really hope your son doesn't get picked to snore for England anymore!

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      Graham Lee 

      6 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi John. I shall pass this info to my son in law who snores for England!

      Following.

      Graham.

    • JCielo profile imageAUTHOR

      JCielo 

      6 years ago from England

      Thanks ignugent17, hopefully you can all now look forward to quieter nights!

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      ignugent17 

      6 years ago

      This is great. Now I can tell my husband , my father and brothers about why they are snoring. I snore too my husband said but not too loud. Thank you very much for this information. Voted up and more.

    • JCielo profile imageAUTHOR

      JCielo 

      6 years ago from England

      Thanks thesingernurse and, of course, frogyfish, dinkan53, and Faceless39 for taking time out to add your comments.

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      Tina Siuagan 

      6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Some experts say that people snore because of some sort of obstruction to their airway. Air could come in the mouth, and when the tongue obstructs the way, that might also cause someone to snor. That's why it's advisable to sleep on your side if you're a snorer. Though I have to find out more supporting medical evidence for that matter. Great hub! It caught my attention because my dad is a snorer. Lol. Voted up!

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      Kate P 

      6 years ago from The North Woods, USA

      Voted up, useful, and awesome. I don't snore, but my boyfriend sure does! It's definitely an ongoing issue that affects how *I* feel all day. He, however, seems to sleep like a baby (figures!) Well, I knew about the losing weight thing, and staying healthy can't hurt anything, but wasn't aware of the pressure placed on the diaphragm if you've eaten before bedtime. That's a new one to try, so thank you very much. And I love your style of writing! Thanks.

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      dinkan53 

      6 years ago from India

      the natural remedies and several stop snoring devices are said to be very effective for mild to moderate snorers. I got friends with tennis ball sewed on their back of the night dresses which pushes them to sleep on their sides rather on their back. nice tips here, voted useful.

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      frogyfish 

      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Several very good tips here! But I think this area, especially the apnea situation, needs much more research to better solve the problem for so many people. There are lots of aids out there, but why not 'cure' it?

      Thanks for a great hub!

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