Our expert says:
Change your sleep position.
Snoring occurs when the soft palate, uvula, tongue, tonsils and/or muscles in the back of the throat rub against each other and generate a vibrating sound during sleep.
So, at first, snoring "occurs only when you are lying on your back and your tongue falls back and increases airway resistance.
So try sleeping on your side (Sew tennis balls in the back of your pajamas).
Try raising the head of your bed 4 inches. To do this, place blocks or a wedge under the head of the mattress.
If you are overweight, losing just modest amount of weight - even just 10% of your body weight -- can help you stop snoring.
Avoid alcohol and sedatives to stop snoring.
Inhale steam before bed to stop snoring.
Nasal congestion can often cause snoring.
Try nasal strips to stop snoring.
Studies show that nasal strips can provide temporary relief from congestion and may also help some people stop snoring.
Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath
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