Some of the reasons why people snore is because of aging, genetics, congestion, and obesity among others. Snoring can affect spouses and family members by affecting their sleeping patterns. When a spouse is unable to sleep because of the snoring of another spouse, they may choose to move out of a bedroom and this can affect a relationship.
Using devices, changing lifestyles, and using medical means are some of the ways in which people can be able to stop snoring. Some of the devices that one can use to stop snoring include chin straps, mouthpieces, and CPAP machines. By using a mouthpiece that is designed to one’s mouth specifications, one can be able to stop the blockage of the airways through the tongue and this device is available when one visits a dentist. Another device that can be used for stopping snoring is CPAP machines which are masks that one wears overnight and they blow air into one’s mouth.
Another way that one can prevent snoring is by wearing a chin strap which keeps the mouth closed and forces one to breathe through their nose. Devices may be uncomfortable to use at first but they can be useful to help other members in the family to get quality sleep. Another way to stop snoring is by using holistic methods and these methods use essential oils which include fenugreek, peppermint, eucalyptus, and goldenseal. This holistic remedies normally clear congestion of the nose, chest and the throat. These essential oils can be applied or taken as drinks. Boosting one’s immune system through taking vitamin C is one way to prevent congestion.
Quitting smoking, quitting drinking and doing exercises are some of the lifestyle changes that one can make to stop snoring.
Exercising can benefit those who are overweight and they can lose some of the fat around the neck and face which can block passage of air. People who have swollen tonsils may snore and the only way to stop snoring is removing them through surgery. Surgery may also remove the soft tissue that is at the back of the throat and nose which prevents airflow and this will increase the airflow space and prevent snoring.
By reducing the size of the uvula which is at the back of the mouth one can have more airflow and this will stop snoring. Surgery should only be used after trying all the other methods to stop snoring but they have been unsuccessful. Through the use of some of the methods that are listed here, a person can try out these techniques to see which ones are suitable for them.