Although not many of us may admit to it in pleasant company, snoring is much more common than you think, according to new research.
A YouGov survey from snoring-relief brand, Snoreeze, has revealed that of 2,058 Britons questioned, a whopping 65 per cent admitted to regularly snoring.
And you might be surprised to find that as many women admit to snoring as their male counterparts.
If you’re one of them, or even worse, someone who has to share a room with one of them, never fear, the answer to soundless snoozing could be at your fingertips.
1. Join a choir!
Studies have found that singing can be used to reduce the risk of snoring, as a lack of tone in the throat muscles can be a major cause! So by utilising the vocal chords and exercising your muscles, the snoring is less likely to happen!
2. Rinse Away!
Instead of rinsing your mouth with a traditional mouthwash, try an anti-snoring throat rinse. They help to tighten and lubricate the muscles in the back of the throat, reducing your chances of snoring. Plus you’ll have minty fresh breath!!
3. Tidy your bedroom
Allergens like dust and pet hair can cause your nasal passages to become inflamed. This makes it hard for you to breathe through your nose, increasing the likelihood of you being nosier when you sleep. Ensuring that you regularly change your bedding and vacuuming your floor will lower the chance of snoring also.
Getting regular exercise tires out your body and helps you to fall asleep when you get into bed as well as lower your snoring levels. Additionally, carrying extra weight mains your airway could be obstructed. Upping your daily exercise and losing a few pounds can help you to sleep more soundly ( and quietly).
5. Pull your socks up
Recent research suggests that wearing flight socks during the day can help to address the snoring-related condition sleep apnoea. Flight socks reduce the amount of fluid that builds up in the lower part of the legs during the day. Medical studies have revealed that at night some of this fluid ‘shifts’ up to the neck area as a result of gravity when the patient is lying down