If you’ve ever shared a bed with a snorer on a regular basis, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of lying there with your eyes wide open desperately longing for peace and quiet and a decent night’s kip. You’re probably also aware of the feeling of tiredness and lethargy which usually sweeps over you mid-afternoon when you’ve still got loads of work to finish before home time and the mood swings, which cause you to become far more irritable than you are normally.
Snoring is not usually considered a major problem, but if you have to put up with snoring on a regular basis, it really can start to take its toll and this doesn’t just relate to your sleep patterns, it also involves your moods, your energy levels and your relationships with others.
With these snoring tips, hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy a restful night, every night, as well as a harmonious relationship with your other half:
Often, snoring doesn’t require formal treatment and making minor changes to your lifestyle can have a massive impact. If you are overweight, this is almost certainly impacting on your sleep behaviour and losing weight will have benefits for your general health, as well as your sleeping patterns.
Smoking and drinking are also related to snoring. Giving up smoking has so many benefits for your health, as well as our bank balance, and it can really make a difference to your quality of sleep. If you like a drink in the evening, this will probably be contributing to snoring, so avoid drinking late in the evenings before you go to bed.
Exercise improves circulation and it also helps to clear your mind and reduce stress and tension, which makes it easier to get to sleep.
Your sleeping position can have a significant impact on snoring and many people find that they snore when they lie on their back. It is best to try sleeping on your side. If your partner is snoring on their back, try to gently move them so that they are on their side.
Many dentists provide treatment for persistent snoring. Usually, they recommend using a device known as a mandibular advancement appliance, which moves the lower jaw forward to increase air flow and ensure that the airway is kept open. You can also see your GP if it has got to the point where snoring is impacting on your day to day life. For further help and guidance seek Snoring Treatment Harley Street.
Many people snore because they have allergies, so consider investing in anti-allergic bed linen and taking antihistamines on a regular basis if you know you have an allergy to dust mites or animal fur, for example. If you are not sure if you have an allergy, try to keep a diary of the symptoms you suffer when you are in different environments; this should enable you to work out what is triggering your allergic symptoms. Common symptoms of allergies include sneezing, itchy and red eyes and skin irritation.
Taking sleeping tablets can increase the chances of snoring because they cause the muscles in the throat to relax. If you are having trouble sleeping, try using relaxation techniques, take time to unwind before bed and exercise on a daily basis.