Snoring from a Stuffy Nose?
When you have a cold or an allergic reaction that causes your sinus passages to become inflamed and clogged, breathing through your nose becomes difficult and uncomfortable, especially at night. Here are 5 tips you can do to help ease your snoring in order to get a better, more restful sleep.
- Sleep on your side. Snoring occurs when your tongue drops to the back of your throat when the muscles relax, which causes a vibration that makes noise. Sleeping on your side as opposed to your back will help prevent that.
- Elevate your head. By using an extra pillow, your sinuses can drain, and congestion will not pool in your nasal passages as much as it would if you sleep flat on one pillow.
- Run a humidifier while you sleep to keep the air moist.
- Avoid antihistamines that contain a sedative, as well as alcohol and sleeping pills which relax the upper airways, causing an increased airway resistance and snoring.
- Before bed use menthol rub on your chest and apply directly under your nose, which will help keep your nasal passages clear.
In order to get enough oxygen when you’re asleep, your body’s natural reaction is to breathe through your mouth, which commonly causes snoring. Unfortunately, snoring can prevent you from getting a full restful night of sleep, so important, especially when your body’s immune system is fighting a cold. In addition, snoring can acerbate soreness in your throat, and cause it to be dryer and feel scratchier. Make sure you get enough sleep so you can get healthy faster, by getting to bed earlier than usual and resting when you need to.
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