Snoring can be very annoying for you and your partner. Not getting enough sleep is no joke and if you struggle with snoring there are a few things you already have at home that can help you with this problem, however, you’ll need some help to determine the type of snorer you are.
Before discussing the different types of snorers, we have to mention some of the reasons people snore. Snoring can be caused by various things and if you want to stop snoring you have to determine what causes you to snore. Some people snore because they are out of shape – extra fat around the neck can cause snoring, women can experience snoring after menopause because menopause can lead to weight gain or they can lose muscle tone, aging is another cause of snoring for the same reason – losing muscle tone in the throat, nasal and sinus problems are also common causes for snoring and so are alcohol, smoking, and certain medications – some because they cause muscle relaxations and other because they make it hard for you to inhale properly. Asthma can also cause people to snore. But the most common problem for those who snore is the sleeping position. If you have some medical problems that cause you to snore or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please talk to your doctor before trying these remedies and do not stop taking your medication if you suspect they cause snoring!
What Type of Snorer Are You?
Knowing what type of snorer you are will allow you to find the best solution for you. You’ll probably have to ask your partner for help to determine the type of snorer you are or you can ask a close friend or family member to help you out.
Mouth Shut Snorer
If you snore with your mouth shut, you might have problems with your nasal passageways or with your tongue.
Mouth Wide Open Snorer
On the other hand, if you snore with your mouth open, it can be an indication of a partially obstructed throat.
If you snore when you sleep on your back, you might involuntarily try to breathe through your mouth and this can cause snoring.
A Snorer No Matter What
If you snore in any sleeping position and snoring wakes you and your partner up, you might suffer from sleep apnea and, in this case, you’ll have to talk to a doctor.
How to Stop Snoring Using Things You Already Have At Home
Side sleeping might do the trick for those who are back snorers. It can be difficult to maintain your position
Vitamin C promotes health and a healthy immune system and having a healthy immune system means having clean sinuses so start taking vitamin C if you’re snoring because it might help you tremendously.
If you snore because of nasal congestion, peppermint oil can relieve the congestion and allow you to sleep without snoring. You can use a steam bowl by covering your head and inhaling the steam of hot water in which you added a couple of drops of peppermint oil.
Digestive issues such as indigestion can cause you to snore. Spearmint can relieve indigestion and help you with your digestive issues and by doing that you will be able to sleep better and without snoring.
Get A Humidifier
Dry air can cause snoring because if there is no humidity in your bedroom, your throat and nasal membranes can dry out. This leads to congestion and congestion leads to snoring. You can buy a humidifier or you can place a wet towel on your heater during cold months.
There are other things you can do to prevent snoring – avoiding big meals before going to bed, limit the consumption of alcohol, trying throat and/or neck exercises, and losing weight are also things to consider if you want to stop snoring.