Nothing is quite as frustrating as trying to sleep and hearing the guttural sounds of your loved one next to you snoring. It was supposed to be for better or for worse, but no one told you anything about endless nights of being woken up by the frustrating sounds, the bags under your eyes that would follow, and the necessity for you to consume five cups of coffee a day just to stay awake. As bad as snoring may be for the person who has to listen to it, it can also negatively affect the person doing it. People who snore tend to get a less restful night’s sleep and will feel more fatigued throughout the day.
Get your Partner to Stop Snoring
So is there a way to get your partner to stop snoring, or will you have to resort to separate bedrooms in order to get the much-needed sleep that you have been deprived of? Don’t give up hope just yet. Snoring is indeed a problem, but it’s a problem that can be dealt with if you know where to look for the solution. From herbal remedies to simple comforts, there are numerous remedies that can help your partner stop snoring and can help you get the sleep you need.
The not-so-wonderful sounds of snoring are produced by the soft palate’s vibrations. The soft palate is a flap of muscular tissue that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking. The soft palate usually vibrates irregularly when there are conditions that are interfering with one’s ability to breathe through the nose. Allergies, colds, and blocked airways are common causes of the condition. Sometimes snoring can be caused by a serious condition, but usually snoring can be treated with simple preventative measures.
Shaking to Stop Snoring
Since snoring is most common when lying on the back, sometimes getting your partner to stop snoring is as easy as asking them to roll over and sleep on their side. At other times, the remedy may be much more elusive. Sometimes adding a humidifier to the room will aid in moisturizing the airways and will help reduce snoring symptoms since a dry throat can contribute to soft palate vibrations.
There are also sprays and nose strips that one can use to prevent snoring, though these methods are not as effective as some other widely-available methods have proven to be. One of the best remedies for persistent snoring is the use of a “memory foam” pillow that will properly support the shoulder, neck and head areas. Since improper support of these areas can restrict airflow, a quality pillow can work wonders literally overnight.
If the above remedies don’t eliminate the snoring problem, there could potentially be a more serious condition causing your partner to snore and an appointment with a physician should be made to determine the underlying cause of the condition.
About The Author
Dr. Joseph J. Berke, M.D., Ph.D.
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