Snoring is a very common problem. If you live with a snorer or you snore on a regular basis, this can take its toll on your sleep quality and your mood, as well as your relationships with others. If snoring has become a problem in your household, here are 4 ways you can try and banish sleepless nights for good:
- Change your sleeping position: many people find that they snore when they sleep on their back, rather than their side. If you do snore, try and alter your position to open up the airways and allow more oxygen to reach your lungs.
- Avoid alcohol before bed: if you find that you snore after a night out, this is because alcohol causes the muscles in your throat to relax. Try and avoid drinking anything alcoholic for at least a couple of hours before you go to bed.
- Lose weight: in some cases, snoring is linked to being overweight. If you are in the overweight or obese BMI range, losing weight could help to reduce snoring, as well as improving your general health. The best way to go about this mission is to combine regular exercise with healthy eating. We are here to help if you need any advice.
- Call and book a consultation: sometimes, the causes of snoring may not be as simple as sleeping on your back or having a beer before bed. If minor changes haven’t made a difference, call us and book a consultation. In some cases, we can intervene by providing you with a customised device, which is used to open up the airway and help you breathe easy. The device helps to open up the airway by moving the lower jaw forward slightly and holding it in this position while you sleep.
Do you live with a snorer or do you feel guilty because your snoring is keeping others awake? If snoring is an issue, we’re here to help! Call us today to find out more.