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Frequently Asked Questions About Snoring

womanthinkingonthecouchChronic snoring can be a sign of other health issues. If your snoring is becoming a problem for you or your sleep partner, trying natural ways or changing your diet can help stop snoring.

How Do I Know If I Snore?

Most people don’t realize they snore, but if you have a sleep partner, chances are you’ve been told you snore. Other signs of snoring include:

  • Waking up with a headache
  • Feeling sleepy in the daytime
  • Morning headaches
  • Concentration problems
  • Restless sleep

Why Am I Snoring So Badly All of a Sudden?

Your sudden snoring may be the result of medications, weight gain, smoking, or foods in your diet that cause inflammation.

What Is the Best Natural Remedy for Snoring?

The best natural remedy for snoring is to concentrate on dietary factors. If you are overweight, change your diet so you can lose those extra pounds. Also, avoid foods that are known to cause inflammation. Eat more foods that have anti-inflammatory properties.

What Foods Stop Snoring?

Honey

Honey is a good food for the prevention of snoring. The anti-inflammatory properties in honey reduce throat swelling, making it easier for the air to pass through.

Tea

A cup of hot tea can help snoring because tea reduces congestion and phlegm.

Does Drinking Water Help Stop Snoring?

Staying hydrated does help stop snoring. Dehydration allows the mucous membranes to dry out in the mouth and throat. Secretions in the nose, mouth, and throat then become sticky. Soft tissues that stick together making it more difficult to push air through and can cause vibrations that contribute to snoring.

How Can I Stop My Snoring?

One way you can stop your snoring is to get enough rest. If you don’t sleep enough hours, it can cause snoring. Another way you can stop snoring is to take a hot shower right before bedtime to open up your nasal passages. Also, avoid drinking alcohol close to bedtime, because it can overly relax the throat muscles which can then increase snoring-related vibrations.

You can also change the positions you are sleeping in to see if it can help. As well as avoiding laying on your back and sleeping on your side.

An oral appliance can also help stop your snoring. Your sleep specialist doctor takes a custom mold of your mouth from which an appliance is created. You wear the device as you sleep. The mouth guard stops your palate from vibrating as you breathe by holding your mouth in a certain position.

Can Losing Weight Help With Snoring?

Losing weight can help with your snoring. When you are overweight, you may have extra tissues in the throat that contribute to snoring. Getting rid of those extra pounds can help alleviate snoring because there is less pressure on your throat.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of snoring, make an appointment today with Dr. Levin at eos dental sleep. Dr. Levin is committed to providing solutions that improve your quality of sleep and quality of life. We can help find the best treatment to improve your snoring as well as your health.