I know a few people who had to shed off some pounds to prevent snoring. While there are different factors that lead to this problem, overweight individuals are more likely to snore. That’s a fact and that is why experts include losing weight as one of several preventive measures to reduce or eliminate snoring.
How is weight affecting your sleep and making you create that awful noise in the night? Extra fatty tissue compresses the air passages. When that happens, the muscles vibrate thus the sound. So the first thing you can do if snoring is a problem and you know you’re out of shape is to seriously go for that healthy diet and workout.
Cutting off even just a few pounds can reduce fatty tissue in the back of your throat and decrease or altogether stop snoring. So make an effort to eat healthy regularly and also take time to exercise daily. Did you know that working out your arms, legs, and abs, also leads to toned muscles in the throat preventing snoring.
Besides losing weight, you could also quit snoring, and excessive alcohol consumption. Studies reveal that both are factors that lead to blocked air passages. Lead a healthy lifestyle and you’ll help yourself get a good night’s rest allowing your partner in bed the quiet night’s sleep as well.
If you’ve already done all the lifestyle changes and still have to deal with snoring or if your partner still complains about sleepless nights, then that’s the time you should consider treatments. You can start with natural remedies…in fact CPAP should be your last option. You can check here to see what works best for you: http://beatsnoring.org/top-anti-snoring-devices-what-works-for-you/.
There are plenty of natural remedies you can try first to avoid unnecessary or long-term side effects. Nasal strips or sprays are easily available over the counter…you can try them out and if they don’t work either, try the different mouthguards out there. They typically function the same but different brands offer different features so try them first to see what works best for you.