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Ways to Stop Snoring

Updated on September 19, 2009

Though snoring can happen to anyone - young and old, it is a fairly common problem among adults.

In studies, 45% of adults snore occasionally in their sleep while 25% are habitual snorers. Not to mention, 60% of partners admitted that they had many sleepless nights as a result of their partners who snored.

It has also shown that people who are overweight and elderly are more likely to snore but there are ways to stop snoring.

Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, but unlike sleep apnea, snoring does not involve the cessation of breathing.

However, if left untreated, it can lead to other medical problems such as obstructive sleep apnea which is a chronic condition that requires special medical attention.

In studies, 45% of adults snore occasionally in their sleep while 25% are habitual snorers.
In studies, 45% of adults snore occasionally in their sleep while 25% are habitual snorers.

Ways to Stop Snoring

Snoring is a condition of obstructed breathing caused when the air passages are blocked. The obstruction of the flow of air through the mouth and nose causes the noisy sound of snoring.

There are a number of reasons often associated with snoring. While age is one of factors, the most common causes of snoring is poor lifestyle.

If you are an occasional snorer or your partner is, here's a list of ways to stop snoring.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle.

As snoring is common to people who are overweight, losing excess weight is the first step to deal with the problem of snoring.

The theory is that excess weight around the neck and chest areas creates added pressure on the muscles required for normal breathing while asleep. This in turn can lead to snoring.

Thus, it's important to eat a healthy diet and incorporate exercise in daily schedule as a form of weight loss. If possible, avoid alcohol for at least four hours and heavy meals or snacks for three hours before sleep.

Also, there are various exercises and yoga postures which, if practised daily, can help reduce and in some cases, stop snoring completely.

Establish regular sleeping patterns.

Research has shown that snoring is caused by improper sleeping position. A person who sleeps on his back is prone to snoring. As such, sleeping on the sides provides for no blockage on the breathing airway where snoring is less likely to occur.

For those who have a habit of sleeping on their backs, the anti snore pillow helps keep their chin elevated off the chest so that the air passage is open to allow easier and quieter breathing.

Exercise your tounge.

Certain exercise such as letting your tounge out and tense it by pointing and holding it for a few seconds help strengthen its muscles so it doesn't fall and block the airway when asleep.

Acupressure theraphy.

Using the proven ancient techniques of Chinese Acupressure, anti snore ring has been known to effectively stop snoring by exerting some pressure on the appropriate spot, thus releasing the free flow of energy. This cute anti snore ring will help you relax and breathe in a more natural way.

Snoring is a major problem for not only the person who snore, but also for others who go through the ordeal of sleepless nights because their snoring partners.

Needless to say, snoring is something that should be addressed immediately for the sake of yourself and for your bed partner.

And leading a healthy and active lifestyle has probably remained as one of the best ways to stop snoring.

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      Cindy 6 years ago

      Wow band aids?! Did it really work? But I do agree that the ring will be more convenient.

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      Jane 6 years ago

      I have tried the use of anti-snore pressure on my little finger using a band-aid and some cotton wool - it was highly effective and will probably go and get a ring to use since it will be more convenient that using the band aid.

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      nose snoring 7 years ago

      thanks for tips Fayans!

      i suffer too of snoring and i think i will try your solution.

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      Sanjay Sapre 7 years ago from India

      its very good article and appealing pic for the disturbance caused to partner .

      i want to share with you that there are few yoga remedies for this to permanently come out of it.

      shavasan (shav means the dead body)should be tried while you go to sleep . its the best for other sleep disorders as well. this can be also tried in cases of extreme fatigue and mental tensions.

      sinhamudra(sinha is lion) is best while doing at the time of sunrise.

      you can also try anter kumbhak and bhramari pranayam.

      they are sure remedies for snoring.

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      T McIntyre 8 years ago

      This is great information on curing a problem that affect a large number of people. You can get more information on how to stop snoring at: http://tinyurl.com/ya6tdng