Love conquers all. Break barriers, move mountains, cross oceans and change lives. There is nothing that love cannot overcome … except snoring, which is the third most common cause of divorce in the United States and Britain.
For those who snore and share a bed with someone who snores, We have some tips and tricks you can try to overcome this annoying habit, and maybe help your partner all night to sleep well!
Tips For Snoring Problems
#1. Sleep on your side
When you sleep on your back, the base of the tongue and soft palate collapse on the back wall of the throat, which prevents breathing and, in turn, causes these irritating snoring.
If you sleep on your side, you can help keep your throat open, and there is a good chance that snoring will stop.
#2. Try to lose weight
This is similar to the previous point. If you are overweight, your lungs and neck block your air consumption, causing snoring. But that may be the least of your problems here because being overweight also increases your chances of suffering sleep apnea.
#3. Blow your nose well before going to bed
Breathing through the mouth usually causes snoring, so it is a good idea to try to breathe through the nose. For this, we recommend blowing your nose very well and, if necessary, using nasal sprays to clean the airways before going to bed. An additional advantage of this is that it will improve the quality of your sleep.
#4. Use nose strips
If you or your partner snore due to nasal congestion, try using special nasal strips that lift and open your nostrils, improve breathing and help reduce and even eliminate snoring.
#5. Cure your crooked septum
If none of these snoring medications work for you, go to the doctor. A crooked septum, chronic sinusitis, cysts, and other medical conditions may be the reason you snore, and your doctor may suggest how to treat them.
#6. Block Up your ears
If nothing works and your partner does not agree with the medical intervention, another option is to use earplugs to help you sleep. Just don’t use them every day, since your ears need to rest.
#7. Natural remedies
There are several natural antihistamines, such as nettles, that can help cure snoring. Place a cup of dried nettle leaves in approximately two cups of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes and drink the tea before bedtime. Gargling with mint tea before bedtime also helps fight allergy.
#8. Clean the house well
Allergies are one of the main causes of snoring, so it is very important to clean the house frequently, especially the bedroom. Vacuum and wash your curtains, sheets, and corners.
#9. Take care of your diet
Believe it or not, this has a lot to do with snoring. Avoid heavy meals and alcohol before bedtime. Alcohol relaxes the throat muscles, which increases the likelihood of snoring.
#10. Sleep in a room separate from your partner.
Sleeping in separate rooms may seem a bit extreme, but ultimately, this is an effective way to get more hours of blessed sleep and ensure that you will be active and radiant the next day. Another alternative is to sleep on opposite sides of the bed, one of the “head” and the other on the “feet.”
If nothing works, don’t despair. There is always the possibility that, over time, you get used to your partner’s snoring, and they can even help you sleep!