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5 Steps You Can Take To Stop Your Snoring For Good - Articles Surfing
There are many different causes for snoring, and they can vary from one person to another. One thing that is common to everyone though it that it can be a big problem - both for the snorer and anyone living with them.
Strangely enough, many snorers don't question the fact that they snore. If their neighbor made the same amount of noise in the middle of the night, they would have something to say but because the noise is a result of snoring, they just accept it.
Snoring can have a negative effect on relationships, with the snorer's partner not getting the proper rest. This can lead to irritability, stress and even accidents.
The reality is, snoring can be cured and doesn't have to be a fact of life.
The first thing you should do when dealing with snoring is to get a medical checkup, to make sure the snoring isn't a symptom of something more serious like obstructive sleep apnea.
Your lifestyle is another thing to consider. Are you overweight? If so, that can be one of the contributing factors to snoring.
Alcohol consumption is another possibility. If you drink alcohol at night, try to stop at least 4 hours before going to bed, otherwise it can lead to excess snoring.
Allergies can also make you snore. Hay fever or food allergies can lead to nasal congestion, which in turn can cause you to snore. If you don't snore every night, allergies may be the reason. Try to determine if the snoring only happens at certain times of the year or after you eat certain foods.
Sleeping on your back can be another reason for snoring. This is especially true if you are also overweight. Try putting a tennis ball in a sock and pinning it to the back of your pajamas to see if that will help keep you off your back.
If all else fails, surgery is always an option but it can be expensive, painful and is not 100% successful.
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