Snoring is one of the most common nighttime habits that people have today; it’s estimated that around 90 million Americans snore while they sleep, and 37 million people do so on a regular basis. That being said, you don’t have to suffer through someone’s snoring just because it’s common. There are already so many other factors that could cause you to wake up at night; nine out of 10 people admit that they wake up at least once on most nights.
So what can you do to make sure that your eight hours of sleep are as restful as possible? Here are a few tips for stopping snoring in its tracks:
- There are several different over-the-counter and prescription products, like nasal strips and throat sprays, that can address the problem in different ways.
- Although snoring might just occur naturally in your body, it could also be symptomatic of seasonal allergies or even of another sleep-related disorder like sleep apnea. If you notice that spring allergies are flaring up, filtering the air in your bedroom and home could fix the problem (or you can just wait until allergy season passes). If your snoring definitely isn’t seasonal, it’s a good idea to talk with your doctor or with a sleep specialist to find out if you are dealing with another sleep disorder.
- The overall environment of your room and your sleeping position can make a big difference in reducing snoring. Many people find that propping up their head with an extra pillow, lying on their side instead of their back, or even investing in an adjustable bed may help.
- Adjustable electric mattresses can also provide you with different positions that can raise your head and feet. With an electric mattress, you can find positions that are comfortable to you and also may help reduce snoring.
If you’re sick and tired of dealing with snoring at night (perhaps figuratively and literally), there are many solutions available.