How to Stop Your Partner’s Snoring
If your partner is a serial snorer, it can be incredibly frustrating. Unfortunately, there’s no magic cure for snoring, although lifestyle changes, over-the-counter remedies, and medical treatment can help. We believe that good days begin with good nights, therefore we’ve compiled some tips to help to stop your partners’ snoring.
Try a Different Sleep Position
Sleeping on your back with your arms by your side is perfect if you suffer from a bad back, however, it can lead to your tongue, chin and any excess fatty tissue under your chin squashing your airway, causing a vibrating sound during sleep.
If your partner sleeps on their back, ask them to try and sleep on their side.
Maintain a Healthy Weight and Diet
Research shows that overweight people are more likely to suffer from snoring than those who are of a healthy weight. The fatty tissue around your neck squeezes the airways and can prevent air from flowing in and out freely, which results in snoring.
If there is a correlation between your partner’s weight gain and their snoring, losing weight could stop their snoring.
Skip the Late Night Alcohol
Alcohol causes the muscles to relax more than usual during a night’s sleep, this relaxation of the muscles makes the back of the throat collapse more readily, which then causes snoring. It is recommended that you leave 4-5 hours between your last drink and going to bed, so the next time you’re out with your partner, keep an eye on your watch and their drinking.
Quit or Cut Down on Smoking
Cigarette smoke can irritate the lining of the nasal cavity and throat, causing swelling and catarrh. If the nasal passages become congested, it can be difficult to breathe through your nose because the airflow is decreased. Not only will quitting smoking benefit your partner’s health, it could also improve or even stop their snoring.
Try an Anti-Snoring Gadget
Finally, if none of the above suggestions are successful, there are plenty of anti-snoring gadgets to try. If the problem persists, you should ask your partner to speak to their GP.