Stop Snoring

Help put your snoring to rest with these 7 stop snoring tips:

Use caution before you self-treat with over-the-counter products until you've checked with your doctor or a sleep clinic. Many stop-snoring aids are marketed without scientific studies to support their claims.

Over The Counter snoring products include:

 

Instead of using these Over the Counter products try these natural solutions and lifestyle changes, which may help you stop snoring. Contact Us today for a consultation to discuss the Pro's and Con's of over the counter treatment.

Stop Snoring, Start Sleeping

  1. Change your sleep position

    Lying on your back makes the base of your tongue and soft palate collapse to the back wall of your throat, causing a vibrating sound during sleep. Sleeping on your side may help prevent this. A body pillow (a full-length pillow that supports your entire body) or taping tennis balls to the back of your pajamas can help stop you from sleeping on your back.

  2. Lose weight

    If you've gained weight and started snoring and did not snore before you gained weight, weight loss may help you stop snoring.

  3. Avoid alcohol

    Alcohol and sedatives reduce the resting tone of the muscles in the back of your throat, making it more likely you'll snore. Drinking alcohol four to five hours before sleeping can make snoring worse.

  4. Practise good sleep hygiene

    Poor sleep habits can have an effect similar to that of drinking alcohol. Working long hours without enough can cause you to sleep overtired. When you sleep hard and deep your muscles become floppier, which stimulates snoring.

  5. Open nasal passages

    If your snoring starts in your nose, keeping nasal passages open may help. A hot shower before you go to bed or a neti pot can help open and rinse nasal passages. Nasal strips may also work to lift nasal passages and open them up – if the problem exists in your nose and not within the soft palate.

  6. Change your pillows

    Allergens in your bedroom and in your pillow may contribute to snoring. You can put your pillows in the air fluff cycle once every couple weeks and should replace them every six months to keep dust mites and allergens to a minimum. Keeping pets out of the bedroom can also help. Also, be wary of purchasing special pillows designed to prevent snoring as they may cause other medical issues such as neck pain.

  7. Stay hydrated

    Drink plenty of fluids. According to the Institute of Medicine, healthy women should have about 11 cups of total water (from all drinks and food) a day; men require about 16 cups. When you’re dehydrated secretions in your nose and soft palate become stickier, which can cause snoring.