Friday, June 26, 2009

Snoring symptoms and treatments

Not everyone that snores has sleep apnea. It can be a major problem not only for the person that snores but also for their partner.

But there are remedies for snoring especially for those who don’t have sleep apnea.

Snoring and being overweight seem to go hand in hand. The first remedy to curtailing snoring is a life change, as in losing weight. I know you want to skip this one (me too!) but it would help with your snoring and help your over all health as well.

Another snoring remedy is to sleep on your side. If you sleep on your back your airway may become blocked. Sleeping on your side helps to open the airway.

Drinking right before you go to bed can also cause snoring. Drinking relaxes your muscles, including the muscles in the back of your throat which can block your throat’s airway. So avoiding the booze before sleeping is another snoring solution.

If your nasal passages are blocked this can cause you to snore. You know how difficult it is to sleep when you have a cold.

Age like so many things can also bring on snoring especially in men. As we get older the throat becomes narrower and the muscles weaken in the back of the mouth.

If you think that your snoring is becoming a major problem then you need to check with a doctor. If you have sleep apnea there are other treatments to consider.

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