Snoring is big business. Check out the web and you will find hundreds of sites selling products designed to help you stop snoring. Unless you’ve got a real problem with sleep apnea, however, most loud sleepers can have their volume turned down or off through natural snoring treatments that don’t cost anything.
Most natural snoring treatments aren’t really treatments at all. They are lifestyle changes. There are many things that can be done to put a halt to the nighttime symphony nobody wants to hear. One of the most common causes behind snoring is being overweight.
Even if you never had a problem with snoring in your life, if you gain enough weight it can become a problem. Obviously, the answer to this kind of snoring is simply to lose weight. And it doesn’t even have to be a lot of weight, usually, especially if you have only just become a regular snorer. Very often a weight loss of as little as ten pounds can correct the problem.
For those whose snoring isn’t caused by weight gain, very often the culprit is an allergy. Again, this qualifies as one of the cheapest and easiest of the natural snoring treatments. The major problem will be determining what you are allergic to. If you’ve got a pet in the house, try keeping it outside if possible. If you think the problem is plants, try to eliminate them. But also be sure to wash your sheets and blankets regularly. And clean your heating and air conditioning vents of dust.
Perhaps the cheapest of all the natural snoring treatments is to change your sleep position. Most snoring is done when you sleep on your back. Chances are you’ll have to engage in a little help from a sleeping partner to do this one. When your snoring wakes your partner up, get him or her to nudge or roll you onto your side. More than likely that will at least temporarily—until you roll over onto your back again—provide a solution.
Many times snoring is caused by your airways drying out. Although this treatment moves into the area of spending money, for many people who’ve tried other things it often turns out to be the trick. Invest in a humidifier to keep the air inside your bedroom from getting too dry and to keep your airway passages moist.
Another helpful tip is to stay away from alcohol before bedtime as well as any medications that dry up your air passages. And unless all of these natural snoring treatments fail, you’ll probably want to say away from most of the anti-snoring devices to found on the internet. While some people may benefit from them, most people benefit from simply exercising and sleeping on their sides.