What Causes Snoring and How Can You Prevent It?

Being kept up at night by your partner’s snoring? The good news is, there are a few things you can do.

Your snoring may be keeping your partner up all night or even causing you to sometimes wake up with a sore throat. It can be frustrating to feel powerless over your nightly noises but there are a few steps you can take to diminish or even completely cease your tendency to snore. Worry not, snorers of the world, as the first step to tackling your problem is to understand what is causing it. Let’s take a look at what is making you spend your nights snoring and what you may be able to do to stop it.

Potential Causes

Snoring happens due to an air restriction in your nose and throat while sleeping. When air movement is limited, the tissues around the air will vibrate and produce that all-too-familiar sound: a snore. What actually causes this air restriction is a combination of a number of factors, including age, weight, nasal issues, lifestyle, or even how you’re positioning your body at night.

Curbing Some Behavior

If you’re unsure of where to even start with your issue, you may want to take a stab at a bunch of habits that could be potential culprits all at once. This can include:

  • Drinking alcohol, particularly 3-4 hours before going to sleep.
  • Smoking.
  • Taking sleeping pills.
  • Using too many pillows that are positioning your head too far forward.
  • Not drinking enough liquids.

Avoiding Your Back

If you’ve tried to tackle a few of the above possible issues and nothing seems to help, you may be sleeping on your back too often. Snoring is often exacerbated by back sleeping. Some people come up with creative solutions to this, including custom-made sleepwear that makes it uncomfortable to sleep on your back. Whatever route you take, try to see if you can stop yourself from sleeping on your back.

Treat Your Body Well

Weight gain can often be a cause of late night snoring but weight loss certainly isn’t easy. If you’re already looking into losing some weight, consider this just one more reason you should really get passionate about it. Additionally, even if you aren’t exercising to lose weight, it can still help strengthen the muscles in your throat and lead to less snoring overall.

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