Old fashioned remedies for snoring

Losing sleep over a loved but snoring partner is unpleasant at best and can actually help drive a wedge between you and the snorer in the long run. So how do you deal with this unfortunate situation when it arises in your home? Do you sleep in separate beds or even separate rooms? Do you just put a pillow over your head or put earplugs in bed? Does your partner have a bruise on their side from being poked in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep? If you find something that works for the two of you, that’s great, but you might want to look into some simple, old-fashioned home remedies for the problem first.

The causes of snoring

Snoring is usually caused by irregular airflow in the body. Usually this is the result of a crash of some kind. So if your partner is snoring, be aware that something is actually wrong. There are four main factors, which combined in one way or another, can cause this blockage.

1. Improper jaw position causing neck strain.
2. Weakness in the throat causing a restriction in the airways.
3. Obstruction in the nostrils.
4. Accumulation of fat around the throat.

Together, these four little things make up the source of the sound that keeps you awake every night. It also causes the snorer to get reduced benefit from their sleep and may be a sign of a more serious problem.

Common remedies for snoring

Snoring remedies are, for the most part, well known. These are simple steps you can take over the counter and at home to reduce the impact of the problem on your life. These remedies are tried and true, if a little weird from time to time. Still, consider seeing a doctor about the problem, especially if you have other causes for concern.

Nasal strips to open the airways
· A tennis ball sewn into the pajamas to make it uncomfortable to turn.
A baby pacifier to allow air to pass through the mouth.
· Steam rub to combat blockages.
Tape the lips of snorers to improve breathing regulation.
Chin straps to improve breathing regulation.
· Antihistamines to open the airways.
Voice training to tighten the throat muscles.
· Earplugs, if all else fails.

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