Many people and their partners lose their sleep due to chronic snoring. Snoring usually occurs when the tongue and tissues of the mouth and throat relax too much. The air that passes through creates vibrations in the tissue, producing the sound of snoring, which can be very disturbing to you and your sleeping partner. Severe snoring may also indicate obstructive sleep apnea or other more serious medical conditions.
Effective Snoring Remedies
No remedy for snoring works for everyone. This is because there are many different causes of snoring. These are the 10 most effective snoring remedies that may help to stop snoring…
Breathe Right Nasal Strips for Congestion Relief
For their cost, comfort, and efficiency, you cannot beat the Breathe Right bands. Similar to a bandage, one is applied to the bridge of the nose, where it helps to keep the nasal passage clear and open. They are ideal for occasional use when you are stuffy or regularly for allergy sufferers or deviated septum. Although they come in a variety of formulas and designs, those with transparent stripes are good for sensitive skin, and this formula offers maximum relief. People say that they are comfortable to wear, spend the night and significantly improve breathing. Most reviewers say they sleep better and snore less when using them. However, they advise that if your nose is not clean and dry, they may not stick very well. You need to make sure that your face is thoroughly washed and dry before applying them.
Chinstrap for Snoring
MySnoringSolution was surprisingly comfortable as it wraps around your head while you sleep. I really liked that they offer three sizes. A size is usually not suitable for everyone, and this is especially true if your head is larger or smaller than average. Best of all, since you receive two chin straps, this allows you to enjoy a stable sleep without snoring, even if one of your straps is dirty.
You have three full months to use your chin, which allows you to experience its impact in various circumstances. Perhaps you will experience diseases, weather changes or seasonal allergies during this time. The longer than average trial period allows for a complete range of expectations before your purchase is final.
Air purifiers and humidifiers
Breathing clean, moist air is an important step to banish snoring.
Air purifiers can help snoring caused by allergies and pollution. Irritants and allergens can ignite our upper respiratory tract, which leads to a stuffy nose and swelling of the throat, increasing the resistance to the air we breathe.
When buying an air purifier, consider the type of filter and particle size that you can remove. Also, pay attention to the amount of noise that the unit makes and whether it can be easily moved around the house. We like the Levoit HEPA compact air purifier because it is portable, quiet, safe and efficient, with a shape that attracts air from all angles.
The Smart Nora system is a revolutionary, intelligent, and non-invasive snoring solution. It is ideal for the snorer who has tried everything and may well be the last snoring aid you buy.
Smart Nora handles your normal pillow. Simply place the inflatable extender under the pillow and fall asleep. When the detection unit hears snoring, it remotely activates the expander to inflate it, gently moving the head to bring back muscle tone in the airways and stop snoring. Smart Nora tackles snoring, unlike any other snoring aid.
Smart Nora reaches the root of snoring and approaches the common denominator: its relaxed airways because all snoring has relaxed airways to some extent
Another anti-snoring pillow, Motion Pillow, uses something called the “solution box” to determine your optimal head position based on snoring sounds. Solution Box records and analyzes your snores: When it decides that your head is in a suboptimal position, it inflates an airbag inside the pillow, adjusting the position of your head. Motion Pillow is different from Smart Nora in that it is an all-in-one product, while Smart Nora is inserted into the pillow you already have.
Bed Wedge FitPlus Premium Wedge Pillow
Sometimes, snoring can be stopped by something as simple as a new pillow. This FitPlus wedge pillow receives top ratings from customers and can help you. Made of memory foam, it is soft and comfortable and slightly raises the head, which can promote better breathing for some.
It can also relieve problems such as neck and back pain and acid reflux. It measures 61 x 71 x 19 cm and comes with a removable cover, and is machine washable. Online reviews note that this pillow helps them breathe better while they sleep, it is comfortable and well made.
Snorepin Anti Snoring Aid
This nasal dilator is an anti-snoring device that looks like two baskets connected by a hook. Each of the “baskets” goes inside a nostril, held in place by the hook around the cartilage that separates the nasal airway openings from its nostrils.
Snorepine is supposed to dilate your nostrils and facilitate breathing while you sleep, reducing snoring.
Dr. Sleep Snore Stopper Mouthpiece
If you have a budget, here’s another popular mouthguard called Dr. Sleep. It is made of a soft plastic that molds to the mouth after leaving it in a cup of hot water, with a strap to hold the tongue in place during sleep.
Mandibular Advancement Devices
The name looks scientific and confusing. That is, mandibular advancement devices (MAD) work to move the jaw (mandible) forward to tighten the upper tissues of the respiratory tract. This prevents the vibrations that these tissues produce and their loud snoring from occurring. Consider seeing a flag waving in the wind. If you had to walk and hold tense, these waves (vibrations) cease. MADs also allow you to breathe more efficiently while you sleep. Since the tissues of the airway become tauter, you are able to breathe large volumes of oxygen at night.
Banyan Botanicals Nasya Oil
If you are uncomfortable with the use of strips or other devices, Nasya oil drops from Banyan Botanicals offer a good alternative. They are designed to help keep the nasal passages lubricated and remove excess mucus, facilitating breathing.
To use, lie down and place three and five drops in each nostril, and then let them do their job. The manufacturer warns that these drops should not be used if you are pregnant or if you have a cold or flu, and as with all supplements, you should consult your doctor before you start using them.
Can I take over-the-counter decongestants at night instead of using anti-snoring devices?
There are a number of root causes of chronic snoring, and remedies such as decongestants can only tackle or mask some of them. You can schedule a sleep study to determine which anti-snoring treatment is best for you.
I know my snoring keeps my partner awake, but is there a serious medical problem associated with snoring?
Chronic snoring can be a symptom of a number of medical conditions, including sleep apnea, obesity and sinusitis. Uninterrupted lack of sleep can also create other health problems. Snoring goes beyond the effects it has on others.
Which Device is Right for You?
We prefer the Motion Pillow for various reasons. However, as you do your homework when reviewing reviews of anti-snoring devices, it is important to take into account your own specifications.
Is snoring a problem to be treated sometimes? Does your sleeping partner complain about the night noise you make every day? Do you have dentures or dental problems? All these factors are important that need to be taken into account.
How can I get my partner to stop snoring?
If you live with someone snoring, the first step is to make sure that they know that they are snoring (if his own snoring doesn’t keep him awake, he may not notice it). Then encourage them to consult a doctor to diagnose and treat the underlying cause. You can also help your partner follow their snoring habits if the doctor needs a sleep journal. You can try some of the above-mentioned home remedies to stop snoring.
Meanwhile, sharing a bed with a snorer can be exhausting. To take care of yourself:
- Use earplugs
- Remember to sleep in separate rooms. This is often a last resort and a personal decision for partners.
- Try a white noise machine.
I hope this served as an effective guide to steer you on the right track but feel free to leave your questions and comments below if you need more information.