Snoring may be normal for most of us, but in reality it could be a sign of a more serious underlying chronic health issue. Super healthy people do not just snore every night. If you have an ongoing snoring problem, you may want to tackle it head on and stop the issue in its tracks before it turns into something worse, like sleep apnea.
Here are some ways to combat your nightly noises and improve your breathing and health.
1. See your chiropractor
If your neck is not aligned properly, this can cause all kinds of congestion and blocked airway issues. The tube that drains fluids from your head could be stopped up, causing mucus to build up and making you snore. A chiropractor can adjust you and correct the misalignment of your neck. Additionally, they also have supportive special pillows that you can sleep with to help support correct neck curvature.
2. Make sure your environment is as free of allergens as possible
There are some minor yet very effective things you can do to keep your bedroom as allergen free as possible. Keeping your pets out of your bedroom is one smart move. Having your ceiling fans dusted regularly is going to go a long way toward keeping your room dust free, as fans tend to blow dust around. Last but not least, change your bedding often, at least once a week, to keep the level of dust and dust mites low.
3. Clear your nasal passage.
There’s no doubt about it – environmental allergies such as dust mites and pollen can wreak havoc on your nasal passages and cause major congestion in your lungs and chest too. However, you can manually clear your nasal passages at least once a day by rinsing your nose out with salt water, or sitting over a bowl of steaming water with your head covered by a towel, or simply taking a hot shower. Keeping your nasal passages moist and open with heat will go a long way toward helping you breathe comfortable at night.
4. Sleep in a better position
Most of us sleep on our backs. But, when you do that, your airways may collapse onto themselves, causing difficulty in breathing. Instead, try to sleep on your side, it will keep your nasal passages clearer.