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Preventing snoring

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Winter is upon us and almost everyone’s favourite activity is sleeping. Going to bed earlier and staying in bed longer on those freezing cold nights. There is nothing like a good night's sleep however one of the biggest disruptions is snoring. A recent article from ninemsn sheds some more light on what snoring actually is and how we can prevent it.

What can you do about snoring?

Finding a way to reduce your snoring can improve the quality of life for you and those within earshot. It's known that even small reductions in body fat can greatly improve sleep quality in snorers, and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) sufferers. Try some of the following solutions.

  • Stopping smoking will help reduce inflammation in your airways and reduce the intensity of snoring. Elevating your head, avoiding sleeping on your back, and restricting your intake of caffeine before bed can also help.
  • Losing weight and cutting back on alcohol (particularly before bedtime) tends to reduce the severity of snoring, if not cure it altogether.
  • Sleep on your side rather than your back. Try sewing half a tennis ball in a shirt pocket onto your back, which will force you to sleep on your side.
  • Treat nasal congestion. Try natural remedies such as horseradish, garlic and vitamin C.
  • Make sure the air in the bedroom is neither too dry nor too humid. Invest in a humidifier, which encourages your sinuses to drain, reducing nasal mucous and improving airflow.
  • Nasal strips, such as Breathe Right, can help if you snore but don't have an underlying sinus problem. These adhesive strips widen the nasal passages, giving you better airflow.
  • A mandibular advancement device is a mouth guard worn at night that helps keep the lower jaw pushed out, widening the airway and reducing snoring. Studies have shown it is 90 percent effective at reducing noise from snoring. It costs $500 to $1000 and lasts for at least three years.

Home remedies for snoring

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