Everyone snores occasionally, and it’s usually not something to worry about. But if you regularly snore at night, it can disrupt the quality of your sleep leading to daytime fatigue, irritability, and increased health problems. And if your snoring keeps your partner awake, it can create major relationship problems too.
Thankfully, sleeping in separate bedrooms is not the only remedy for snoring. There are many effective solutions that can help both you and your partner sleep better at night and overcome the relationship problems caused when one person snores.
As you reach middle age and beyond, your throat becomes narrower, and the muscle tone in your throat decreases.While you can’t do anything about growing older, lifestyle changes, new bedtime routines, and throat exercises can all help to prevent snoring.
Men have narrower air passages than women and are more likely to snore. A narrow throat, a cleft palate, enlarged adenoids, and other physical attributes that contribute to snoring are often hereditary. Again, while you have no control over your build or gender, you can control your snoring with the right lifestyle changes, bedtime routines, and throat exercises.
Blocked airways or a stuffy nose make inhalation difficult and create a vacuum in the throat, leading to snoring. Alcohol intake, smoking, and certain medications, such as tranquilizers like lorazepam and diazepam, can increase muscle relaxation leading to more snoring. Sleeping flat on your back causes the flesh of your throat to relax and block the airway. Changing your sleep position can help.