Stop Snoring Tonight: Remedies to Fix Your Snoring
Are you tired of waking up tired, with a sore throat, dry mouth and pounding head?
Are you tired of getting kicked out of your own bed and forced to sleep on the couch?
Are you tired of being ridiculed and teased by your family?
Are you tired of being a snorer?
If you’re looking for snoring help or how to fix your snoring, you’re in the right place! First let’s take a look at what causes snoring.
What Causes Snoring?
Nearly everyone snores from time to time, but 37 million Americans report that they snore regularly. It can indicate serious health problems — or at the very least, be disruptive to your partner. So what is snoring exactly?
Snoring is the sound of air passing through the relaxed muscle and tissue of your throat while you sleep. The airway narrows and becomes obstructed and the tongue relaxes into the throat. These structures vibrate producing the raucous rattling snoring sounds.
And if you also suffer from blocked nasal passages, all of these issues will be exacerbated. Plus, there are a variety of additional factors that can influence the severity of your snoring:
- alcohol consumption
- sleeping position
- sinus issues
- extra weight
Cures For Snoring?
If you struggle with snoring, you may not actually be aware of it because, well, obviously you're asleep! If you are aware of it, it’s likely because you hear about it in the morning from your partner or family members. They likely have begged you to find ways to stop snoring because it causes them to lose sleep.
There are a variety of ways you can treat your snoring.
Stop Snoring Naturally
If you want to make some simple adjustments, you can try some of these natural methods to help fix your snoring:
- Adjust your sleeping position: Elevate your head and avoid sleeping on your back
- Increase exercise and lose excess weight
- Avoid alcohol consumption close to bedtime
- Cut out inflammatory food from your diet, like dairy and gluten
- Try foods with natural decongestant and anti-inflammatory properties like pineapple, tea, onion, garlic, turmeric and honey
Over-the-Counter Snoring Remedies
The simplest treatment, and where most people start is with over-the-counter treatments like nasal strips and nasal sprays. These products temporarily treat chronic congestion and open up the nasal passages. They may be affordable and easy to use, however only have minimal, short-term effects.
Mattress or Pillow to Stop Snoring?
You may have wondered if the answer to treat your snoring lies in your bed. It’s smart to invest in a good mattress simply because quality sleep is important for your health. The goal of any mattress or pillow that is marketed to be “good for snoring” is to manipulate the angle of your head and neck in an effort to decrease the severity of snoring. These items are more of an investment, and like over-the-counter snoring remedies, often have minimal effects.
Sleep Devices for Snoring
If you’ve tried other methods and find yourself seeking out medical help from your doctor, they’ll likely prescribe you a sleep study and a CPAP.
A CPAP, or continuous positive air pressure therapy, is a common treatment for people diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This device forces air into your airway through a mask that you strap to your face while you sleep.
Some people can adjust well and have positive results with a CPAP but most people struggle to adapt because of untreated sinus issues.
Another option is an oral appliance. This is a device that fits between your teeth like a mouth guard, keeping your jaw in a forward position, preventing your tongue from relaxing into your throat.
Like all other remedies, both of these devices will have minimal impact if you have underlying sinus issues.
There are also a variety of traditional surgeries that are quite invasive and require a long recovery process. The goal of these procedures is to either stiffen the tissue in the back of the throat or to remove the tissue blocking the airways. Common surgeries include repairing a deviated septum or a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in which part of the uvula is removed.
ADVENT’s Answer to Stop Your Snoring...
The reality is you could try some of these “treatments” or combine multiple methods, and your snoring may never be gone for good. Many snoring “cures” only treat the symptoms and don’t actually cure the root causes.
At ADVENT, we treat snoring at its source. With our Breathing Triangle® Evaluation, we are able to identify and TREAT the anatomical obstructions that are causing your chronic snoring or sleep apnea.
A Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally-invasive endoscopic, catheter-based procedure that opens up blocked sinuses and can be the perfect solution for those who don't want to go under the knife.
And Turbinate Reduction is a simple in-office procedure that opens blocked nasal passages allowing you to breathe easily through your nose.
Most importantly, through it all, we listen. We listen to understand your concerns. We get answers to your sinus questions and work to resolve the issues and improve your life with simple solutions.
ADVENT ENT clinics were created to help people just like you. We can help you fix your snoring issues to get you breathing and sleeping better.
And when you breathe better, you’ll live better.