Did you know that your lifestyle can be affecting your snoring levels just as much as constriction of your airways or disease can? What you eat during the day or night before bed can have huge effects, and the same goes for what you drink. Even habits such as smoking, exercising, or even sleeping with your windows open can have direct ramifications on whether you do or do not snore, as well as how bad that snoring can get. Before trying snoring “cures,” you could simply try a change in lifestyle that could eliminate your snoring without the need for any medications or special products. Following is a list of things you can work on to see how they help out with snoring!
Do You Drink Before Bed?
Drinking too much alcohol in general can be detrimental to your health, but doing so less than three hours before you go to sleep can have big effects on your snoring. Try not drinking for a couple of hours before you plan to hit the sack, and your snoring should lessen or go away completely.
Are You Eating Too Much?
If you eat a heavy meal right before you plan to go to bed, your snoring has a much bigger chance of getting worse during the night. Try to plan your meals so that you’re either eating a big meal long before bedtime, or so that you’re eating a much smaller, lighter meal closer to bedtime.
What Kinds of Food Are You Eating?
The kind of food you are eating can increase snoring as well. Like we stated earlier, large amounts of food aren’t good either, but if you add dairy products into the mix you will become a snoring machine. Try laying off the milk, butter, cream, yogurt and cheese. There’s a good chance that limiting these foods in your diet can help to lessen or eliminate your snoring problems.
Do You Smoke?
Smoking can make snoring exponentially worse, if not just actually being the direct cause of it. Besides its negative effects on your health, it damages airways in such a way that snoring almost always results. If you’re able to stop smoking, your snoring problems will likely disappear.
Do You Have Allergies?
Allergies can be huge component of snoring. If you do have some, first try some allergy medication, then try allergy proofing at least your bedroom, if not your house. You can buy covers to put on your pillows, blankets and mattresses that are allergen reducing, as well as treating the carpet, dusting regularly, etc.
What Sort of Climate Do You Live In?
If you live somewhere extremely dry, sleeping with your windows open can be a problem – not only is it letting in some of the aforementioned allergens, it’s also making the climate in your room dryer. Try closing your windows, and see what that does for your snoring. If that doesn’t work, it might be good to break out (or invest in) a humidifier to dampen the air a little bit.