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Snoring a Problem? Prevention is the Best Method!

If you are a snorer, you have probably been searching for a method of snoring prevention for quite some time. You may have even spent a lot of money on over-the-counter contraptions that promise to keep you from snoring another night. However, snoring prevention may be much less simple that the complicated nasal strips, throat sprays, or oral devices you have tried in the past; prevention may simply involve changing your eating or sleeping habits.

In the next few paragraphs, you will learn simple, and free, ways to keep you from snoring. If you do not have a sleeping partner, sleep as you normally would one night, and use a noise-activated tape recorder to record yourself. The next night, try one of the methods we suggest, record yourself again, and see how the two tapes compare. Soon, you will know which methods work best for you, as well as whether a trip to your doctor may be necessary.

Six Simple Tips for Snoring Prevention

There are six simple tips for snoring prevention. The first is to attempt to lose weight. A reduction of as little as five to eight pounds has been shown to reduce, or even eliminate, snoring in many individuals. The second tip is to avoid late night snacks or alcoholic beverages, which the third tip is to avoid sleeping pills or other sedatives. Finally, stop smoking. Smoking causes nasal and lung congestion, greatly increasing snoring.

The four previously mentioned tips are lifestyle changes, but the last two tips are about sleeping patterns. The first is to avoid sleeping on your back. Many individuals find that sewing a tennis ball on the back of their pajamas keeps them from inadvertently snoozing on their backs in the middle of the night. Finally, sleep without a pillow. Pillows put a kink in the neck, which can lead to further airway contruction.

If none of these methods work, or you hear short periods of interrupted breathing on your cassette tape, see a physician immediately. Chronic snoring can be a sign of a serious condition, such as sleep apnea, during which an individual stops breathing for short periods during the night. Sleep apnea can be quite dangerous and should be cared for under the supervision of a medical professional.

We hope you find a quick, easy, and painless cure for your snoring and have many restful nights to come!

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