So you’ve decided it’s time for a change. Your snoring is starting to become a bigger issue and you’ve decided it’s time to learn how to stop snoring. But just where do you start?
First of all, how’s your weight? Being overweight is one of the most common factors in snoring. Being as little as 20% over your recommended weight can lead to excess snoring.
Your eating habits can also affect your snoring. No rich or fatty meals (or dairy products) late in the evening. Avoid the warm glass of milk before bed. These are all things that can lead to blockage of your throat, and ultimately snoring.
Some specific foods that doctors warn against eating right before bed include dairy, fried foods, baked good and chocolate.
Some studies have even shown that taking vitamin C before bed can lead to more snoring.
Also stay away from alcohol late at night. Alcohol leads to relaxed throat muscles, which can contribute to your snoring.
Smoking is another factor in snoring. It leads to more mucous in the throat and can restrict the air flow. This, combined with potential throat irritation from smoke, can be a factor in your snoring.
There are many devices and remedies you can buy that claim to reduce snoring. But before you go out and buy one of those “stop snoring pillows” or consider that new stop snoring procedure you read about, take a look at these simple lifestyle changes.