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If you wake up feeling tired and irritable on a regular basis, it might be because you are snoring the night away while you sleep. If you sleep next to someone who often snores, you already know why you are waking up exhausted and peeved every morning.
So, why do we snore? Snoring occurs when air is unable to move freely through our nose and throat while we sleep. As air struggles to move through the passageway, the surrounding tissues vibrate, which produces that oh so familiar, obnoxious sound. Snoring can be a result of…
Age — The older we get, the more likely humans are to snore.
Your Body — Men have narrower passages for air than women and are more likely to snore.
Nasal Problems — If you’re sick with a cold, that stuffy nose increases your chance of snoring.
Sleep Posture — When you sleep on your back, your throat relaxes and the airway is blocked.
Are you stumped on finding out how to stop snoring? Luckily, there are multiple solutions and remedies that can help you accomplish the goal of a night filled with sweet, sweet snore-free silence. We can(‘t) hear it already!
1. Change Your Bed and Pillow Position
With the remote control for an adjustable bed, you can elevate your head to whatever height is comfortable for you. Raising your head just a few inches can open up your airway and prevent snoring. If you don’t have an adjustable bed, try propping your head up with an extra pillow!
2. Sleep on Your Side
Instead of sleeping on your back, try sleeping on your side on a body-contouring memory foam mattress. When you sleep on your side, your tongue does not fall backwards into your throat and obstruct the airway.
3. Exercise More Often
By exercising the muscles in your arms, legs and abs, the muscles in your throat also become more toned as well. The stronger your throat is, the less likely you are to snore.
What’s our go-to remedy to stop snoring? An adjustable bed and memory foam mattress, such as this one. It allows you to respond to your body’s movements and pain points more fluidly, ultimately resulting in an uninterrupted (by snoring) night’s sleep.