How to Stop Snoring

March 22, 2011

Believe it or not, everyone snores. It just happens that some snores are more noticeable, some are more annoying, and others are just completely unbearable. There have been a lot of studies about snoring already and people have categorized the factors into two general categories — internal and external factors. Internal factors are caused by the person’s body — usually with one’s health. External factors are caused by the sleeping environment — usually the bed that one sleeps in. Regardless of what is causing someone to snore at a more annoying level than others, here are some general tips to help people with snoring problems.

Snoring affects not only your sleep, but also the people around you.

Quit Smoking

Obviously, this only applies to smokers. Internal factors affecting snoring includes the nasal passage being blocked or disrupted by factors such as undigested food and even smoke. You already know how smoking affects the lungs in a negative way. Now, you can add this to one of the reasons why you should quit smoking.

Lose Weight

Your weight actually plays a factor when it comes to snoring. You would have already noticed that fatter people often snore louder. The reason is because the fat deposits would need to take up space somewhere in your body, and your respiratory system will get affected by this. As a result, your nasal track will get affected which eventually leads to your snoring problems.

Change Your Bed

Considered as the biggest external factor, your bed does affect how much and how loud you snore at night. Poorly built beds can cause discomforts to the sleeping position of the body which will affect how you breathe while sleeping. Thin mattresses won’t help as well. Consider good and trusted brands when you buy your bed. Brands such as Uratex is a good example of a good and reliable bed mattress. Invest on a comfortable bed for you and your partner’s essential shut-eye. But remember, if your snoring still persists, it’s safer to consult a doctor as your snoring may be indicative of  more serious health issues.