“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” – Anthony Burgess
While we all may laugh but snoring is no joking matter.
As many as 20% – 30% of women and 40% – 50% of men snore regularly, while nearly 59% of people have a snoring partner. The risk and prevalence of snoring also increase with age.
If you are among these people, you are probably aware of the disastrous consequences of snoring.
For starters, nothing can ruin a good night’s sleep like a snoring. Snoring is a nuisance that can create major problems which put stress on emotional and physical aspects of your relationship.
It can also be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. It is a condition in which your breathing becomes very shallow or stops completely while you are asleep. Fortunately, there are various ways to get rid of this snoring problem.
Here are 9 tips that will help you and your partner sleep better.
1) Change your sleeping position
When sleeping on your back, the base of your tongue and the excess tissue under your chin collapse to the back wall of your throat. As a result, it squashes your airways and results in a vibrating sound during sleep.
The easiest way to avoid this problem is to change your sleeping position. Try sleeping on your side if possible. You can use a body pillow to support your posture while sleeping on your side. Another way to make sure you don’t roll on your back while sleeping is to use the tennis ball trick.
You can either fasten tennis balls to the back of your pajamas or sew a tennis ball into the pocket of an old t-shirt and wear it back-to-front. Whenever you roll on your back, the tennis ball will make it uncomfortable lying on back forcing you to sleep on your side.