Are you trying to stop snoring, or make someone else stop snoring? As snoring is often connected to lifestyle, there are certain changes you can make in your daily (or nightly) routine to minimize it. Dr. Manny Alvarez of Fox News offers these helpful tips toward that end:
“Start with something as simple as changing your sleep position. Laying on your side instead of your back could improve your breathing, and trying a different type of pillow can help you get used to it.
Another underlying issue that can cause snoring is being overweight. Losing a few pounds can relieve some of the pressure on the internal diameter of the throat, which collapses during sleep for people who snore.
One misconception about getting a good night’s rest is that having a glass of wine or other alcoholic beverage before bed can help you drift off to sleep. You may fall asleep faster, but drinking close to bedtime negatively affects the muscles in the back of your throat.
Also, try taking a shower before bed. It can help open your nasal passages and make it easier to breathe.”
If these efforts prove unfruitful, know that a dependable dentist in Concord, CA offers another nifty solution: Oral appliances. These dental devices are placed in the mouth and worn much like a sports mouth protector, except you wear them during sleep. They keep the airways open while you sleep, thereby preventing the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues at the back of the throat that cause snoring.
Talk to a trusted dentist in Concord, CA like Dr. Kent Davis to learn more about this extremely effective dental technology.
(Article Information and Image from Tips to stop snoring, Fox News, Dec. 04, 2013)