Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes interruptions in your breathing throughout the night while you sleep. One of the signs that may indicate you have obstructive sleep apnea is excessive snoring. Here are four easy ways to potentially stop snoring and help your partner get a restful night of sleep.
1. Sleep in a Different Position– When you lie on your back, the back of your tongue and soft palate may collapse into the wall of your throat, causing a vibrating sound to occur. In order to prevent this from happening, try sleeping on your side instead.
2. Drink Water– When you’re dehydrated, the substances in your nose and soft palate become thicker and stickier. Drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day can combat this problem.
3. Practice Good Sleep Habits– With a busy schedule, it may be hard to get enough sleep every night. However, poor sleep habits can also have an impact on your snoring. When you are extremely tired, you sleep deeply and are more likely to snore. To prevent this, make getting enough sleep every night a top priority.
4. Change Your Pillows– Allergens accumulating on your pillow and in your bedroom can contribute to snoring. If it’s been a while, replace your pillows and give your room a good dusting.
Our dentist, Dr. Anna Szmitko, can provide you with more ways to prevent snoring and to gain control over your obstructive sleep apnea. Contact us at Forest Green Dental Care in Newmarket, ON today for more information.