If you snore, you might consider any number of anti-snoring products. Just remember, as with any over-the-counter or prescription medication, you want to talk to your doctor first to make sure other medication being taken would not have a negative interaction.
For millions of people around the country, snoring is a regular part of life. While some people only snore on occasion or slightly, other people find they do not get a good nights sleep and have an annoyed partner in the morning.
The thing to remember is that while snoring seems like a harmless annoyance, it can actually be a sign of something more serious. For that reason, if you have recently started snoring, notice the snoring becoming more serious, or have other questions or concerns, you definitely want to be checked out. Most importantly, if you notice difficulty with breathing, take the snoring seriously.
Many times, people think taking sleeping pills or antihistamines will make the problem better of go away but in truth, they will make the problem with snoring worse. The good news is that a number of anti-snoring products are available. Although not all of these products work for everyone, they would certainly be something to consider before you take measures that are more drastic such as surgery. For starters, try the new nasal strips, which are sold at your local drug store or grocery store. These nasal strips are worn across the bridge of the nose while sleeping, which help to widen the nasal passages while decreasing congestion. In many cases, the result is no more snoring.
Another option would be to talk to your dentist about using a mouth appliance. In this case, the appliance would open up the airway, again improving the level of snoring. Special sleep pillows also work great. With this, the head and upper torso are elevated, which makes it easier to breathe. This way, the airway is no longer restricted, which helps by opening up the airway. In addition to breathing better, the snoring is greatly reduced.
You will even find a number of special sprays that are formulated with carrier oils such as peppermint oil, almond oil, olive oil, or sunflower oil, coupled with vitamins to include B-6, C, and E. The purpose of this type of anti-snoring product is to lubricate the back of the throat, as well as the uvula, which is the piece of tissue that hangs down from the back of a person’s throat. The result is the tissue having less friction while sleeping so snoring is not as much a problem.
Keep in mind that in addition to products on the market, you can also do a number of things to help. For instance, things like losing weight, cutting out tobacco use, and eliminating alcohol prior to bed will help with the snoring problem. Of course, if nothing else works, talk to your doctor about options that might be a little more aggressive. However, remember that many people find relief from an inexpensive anti-snore product such as those mentioned.