If you're lucky enough to have a Silent Night, it's no wonder that All is Calm.
If you're used to sleeping with loud snorers under your roof, a silent night may very well feel like a holy night. More than 37 million American homes fight the nightly perils of a snore brigade. Whether it's just one culprit, or the whole flock, snoring runs rampant across the nation.
Snoring is easily brushed off, laughed off even. It's the butt of the joke and even the lighthearted topic of conversation over the breakfast table…
"I don't snore, it must have been your mom," millions of dads quip with a mouthful of toast - as they desperately pour every last drop from the coffee pot into their extra large thermos.
As much as he denies it, in reality, he was the one sleeping on the couch. Relegated to the couch so mom can get a reprieve from the constant howl of her bed partner's snoring. It's no use though. The whole family is again kept awake. Yet another household victimized by a sleep divorce!
But there's no need to ask Santa for a night with no snoring. There are things you can do to help your husband to stop snoring.
Here's a list - for you to check once or twice - of ways to manage and overcome your snoring.
- Avoid Alcohol:
Drinking alcohol relaxes the muscles in the throat, causing crowding which leads to snoring. Avoid overindulging or drinking within three hours of bedtime.
- Lose a Few Pounds:
If you feel like you've put on a few pounds over the holiday, you may have noticed a little more - um, padding around your neck. When you lie down this extra neck fat can compress the airway causing you to snore more profoundly.
- Treat the Root Cause:
But you won't get true relief with band-aid solutions. The only way to truly fix your snoring issue is to treat the root cause of your snoring. Visit an ADVENT ENT clinic to assess your situation and treat the root causes of your snoring - things like chronic sinusitis, enlarged turbinates or sleep apnea.
You don't have to resign yourself to the couch. A silent night is within reach.