How to stop someone from snoring

Studies estimate that about 45% of normal adults snore at least occasionally. The fact is that overweight people tend to snore more often than normal weight people. Although snoring is not itself a disease, it often indicates a health problem. You can visit this link to learn more about anti-snoring treatments.

Causes of snoring

If you find yourself in a situation where you have a snorer around you it’s helpful to know why this person snores. Apart from obesity, here are some other reasons:

  • Problems in the nasal cavity like a deviated or congested septum
  • A narrow or obstructed airway due to a low and soft palate, or elongate uvula
  • Lack of sleep or alcohol consumption
  • Sleep position, particularly back sleeping
  • Obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing is disrupted for short periods during sleep

How to stop the snoring

woman angry wants to know how to prevent someone from snoring

To stop someone from snoring you can adjust the sleep environment, adjust their sleep habits, and make lifestyle changes.


Change their sleep position

Change the sleep position from their back to their side. Provide a body pillow that will support their entire body to keep them lying on their side. Another way to help is to elevate their head, either with a pillow or with a bed that can be extended up.

Habits & Lifestyle changes

Get them lose extra weight. Often people snore because they gained weight. The fat reduces the internal diameter of the throat and causes snoring. So, losing weight (e.g. through exercise or diet) can help.

Also avoid alcohol four to five hours prior to sleep and avoid getting too tired and stressed

There are also some recommend methods to open up the nasal passages like a hot shower before going to sleep. Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids help prevent secretions in the nose that become stickier and cause snoring.

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