In part 1 of the post, we looked at some tips to help snoring as per the British Snoring and Sleep Apnea Association; here are some more tips to control snoring that could help –
1. Certain throat sprays are available which help to target the soft tissues at the back of the throat, so that the vibration that is caused by snoring is toned down.
2. It may look uncomfortable and even painful, but those who have tried it do report that it works – it is a flexible piece of plastic that is actually inserted into the nose to make nostrils wider and facilitate breathing through them.
3. An implement that is inserted into the mouth to bring the lower jaw and the tongue forward and to make more space for breathing is also thought to help control snoring. Rather like a gum shield that sportspersons sometimes wear, this item can however take some time getting used to.
4. A nasal spray to help shrink the lining of the nostril can help because it creates more space for breathing. The roof of the mouth also becomes tighter with the spray so that there is less vibration and thereby eases snoring.
5. Cut down on smoking or if possible, cut it out altogether. Also when it comes to alcoholic drinks, make sure that you have your last one about 4 hours before you hit the sack.