Aging, genetics, congestion, and obesity are some of the reasons why people may snore. Snoring can affect spouses and family members by affecting their sleeping patterns. Some of the challenges that snoring can bring to a relationship is when a spouse has to move out of a room in order to get more sleep because they are unable to sleep due to a snoring partner.
People can be able to stop snoring by using devices, changing their lifestyle, and using medical means. Some of the devices that one can use to stop snoring include chin straps, mouthpieces, and CPAP machines. Mouthpieces can be fit by dentists according to one’s mouth specifications and they keep the tongue from blocking the airways. 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.
People who snore when their mouth is open can use chin straps to keep their mouth shut and they will breathe through their nose and this works to prevent snoring. 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. By dealing with the congestion of the nose, chest, and throat, these holistic remedies prevent snoring. Some of the ways in which one can use this essential oils are through application or drinking the essential oils. Boosting one’s immune system through taking vitamin C is one way to prevent congestion.
Some of the lifestyle changes that one can make are by quitting smoking, quitting drinking and also doing exercises.
By losing the fat that is around the neck and face, one can get more space for air to flow and this will prevent snoring. Snoring can be caused by swollen tonsils and by removal through surgery, one can be able to stop snoring. 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.
If a person does not have airflow because of a hanging uvula, they can reduce the size of this through a surgical procedure and they will be able to stop snoring. Surgical procedures to stop snoring should only be used when all other methods have failed. One can be able to find a suitable technique that will be able to stop snoring by trying out the different methods that are listed here.