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5 Non-Invasive Ways to Curb Nighttime Snoring

September 03, 2019


Curb your snoring without medication - here’s how

Snoring is one of those afflictions that get joked about a lot, but if you suffer from it yourself you’ll know it’s not really a laughing matter. It keeps you from getting sufficient REM sleep, it irritates your bed partner and it can even lead to serious health concerns like sleep apnoea and heart disease. Fortunately, there are ways to lessen the impact of snoring naturally. 

Here are five non-invasive ways to address nighttime snoring before you consider taking any drastic measures: 

Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day

We won’t recommend chugging a few glasses of water before bedtime (for pretty obvious reasons), but staying properly hydrated throughout the day can help to cut down on nighttime snoring. When you are dehydrated, mucus tends to form on your nose, which blocks your airways. 

Sleep In A Different Position

If you’re a deep sleeper who tends to move around throughout the night, this might be a little hard to achieve, but try to give it a go nonetheless. Sleeping on your back can cause your airways to narrow or become blocked. Instead, try to sleep on your side - a body pillow can help to keep you in position if this does not come naturally. You can also try to prop up your head with a more sturdy pillow that raises the incline of your head to ease breathing by opening up your airways. 

Give Your Tongue & Throat A Workout

Snoring happens when your tongue and throat become too relaxed. You can give these muscles a bit of exercise by singing, so put on your favourite jam and belt it out in the car or the shower at least once a day. 

Add Natural Anti-Inflammatory Foods To Your Diet

Snoring is exacerbated when the tissues in your nose and throat are inflamed. Check your diet - remove known inflammatory foods like dairy and gluten, and up your intake of inflammation-fighting ingredients like turmeric, tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, leafy greens, walnuts, salmon, blueberries and oranges. 

Humidify Your Room (Or Get Your Steam On)

Dry air aggravates snoring. Investing in a humidifier for your room will ensure that the air is nice and moist, which also helps to lubricate your throat. Alternatively, spend some time with a facial steam bowl before heading to bed - fill a large bowl with hot water, put your face over it and drape a towel over your head to keep the steam in. Stay like this for a few minutes to let the steam do its thing. 

Following these five guidelines should make strong inroads into addressing nighttime snoring. If you’re in the process of rethinking your sleeping routine, you may also want to consider your mattress. Why not visit a Bed King branch in person to take advantage of our revolutionary Comfort Solutions Lab®? Lie down in a spacious booth and have your unique pressure points mapped by a sensor that determines your ideal level of sleeping surface support, which is used to provide tailor-made mattress recommendations. It’s a simple way of narrowing down your options and finding the mattress that works for you. 

Please NOTE: Content from the Bed King website and blog is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. The information provided on this blog is intended for general consumer understanding and entertainment only. The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

 


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