If you’re a snorer, it’s not only your partner who doesn’t get a good night’s rest. You’re looking for a cure, and the natural way sound good. But what can you try and will it work?
You’re much less likely to snore if you sleep on your side. You can try propping yourself into position with pillows, but invariably, people find that they find a way to get into their usual sleeping position during the night without realizing it.
If you’re overweight, you should probably lose weight for general health reasons. Some people find that their snoring is less intense once they’ve lost a few pounds owing to a reduction in fatty tissue around the neck. It’s not a total cure, but it may help a bit.
Avoid caffeine, alcohol and heavy meals before sleep
This can be another way to reduce snoring, but we take leave to doubt that it’s a cure. Still, it’s good general health advice, so why not try it? Even if it doesn’t reduce your snoring much, you should be able to sleep a bit more deeply.
Strengthen your neck muscles
Exercise can help you to strengthen your neck muscles and this in turn can help to keep your airways open. Once again, getting exercise is good advice for your general health and wellbeing. Whether or not you snore less intensely as a result, we should all be aware of the other benefits of exercise. It can’t hurt and it may help, but it won’t eliminate snoring completely.
Build a regular sleep routine
Another strategy that can help you to snore less (it won’t stop you from snoring altogether) is getting your body used to a regular sleep schedule and sleep pattern. Go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning. Remember not to eat anything for the three hours leading up to bedtime.
Although these are manufactured items, they can still be regarded as ‘natural remedies’ since you don’t have to undergo surgery or other medical treatments. There is a wide range of anti-snoring devices on the market, many of them working on the principle of holding the jaw slightly forward to keep the airways open.
Although these devices all claim to do the same thing, some are better than others based on comfort, materials, value for money and the degree to which they interfere with the mouth during sleep. It’s all very well to say one should wear something inside your mouth, but not everyone can sleep or even wants to sleep with a cumbersome device.
Fortunately, not all anti-snoring devices are invasive and cumbersome. During our investigations, we found that the My Snoring Solution chinstrap, was the least invasive, most comfortable and was successful in treating snoring in most cases.
If you’d like to see the results of our study, feel free to visit our comparative chart of anti-snoring devices - here. Our advice to you is to start with the chin strap since it has the greatest chance of being effective.