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How to stop snoring: the ultimate guide

If you wonder how to stop snoring, you are in the right place! Dorma sleep team gathered for you tips to help you stop snoring.

Snoring is a common condition and may cause trouble for the snorer but also his relatives. The snoring can go up to 100 decibels, equivalent to a lawnmower or a jackhammer. Most of the time, the snorer’s partner looks for a solution for stopping or at least reducing the snoring. Today, many methods are available to help you stop snoring such as medicament, night accessories or medical surgery.


Causes of snoring


Snoring is characterized by a vibration of the tissues of the pharynx. This condition is usually facilitated by morphological and functional abnormalities of the airways. These vibrations are classified into different categories to determinate their severity. Although, snoring seems harmless, this pathology has to be taken seriously, because it can hide a severe condition such as sleep apnea resulting in high blood pressure, daytime sleepiness, heart failure. 


Tips for stop snoring


A healthy diet 

Alcoholic beverages and large meals just before bed must be avoided. They both affect the nervous system and can relax the throat muscles causing snoring. Also remember to stay hydrated to prevent dryness of the mucous membranes in your nose. 


The nose

Snoring may be related to a congestion of the nasal airway (nasal congestion) that can be caused by a cold, an allergy or a deviation of the nasal septum forcing you to breathe through your mouth. To decongest your nose, you can use a seawater spray regularly and take a hot shower before going to sleep. 


Sleeping on the side 

People who suffer from snoring tend to sleep on their back. This position tends to promote snoring due to the tongue moving towards the throat and obstructing the airway. It is recommended to sleep on the side. It is also important to elevate your head with a pillow to keep your airway unobstructed. 


How to stop snoring 

If after several attempts to stop snoring, snoring persists. There are radical solutions to treat this pathology. 


CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Ventilation) devices

The CPAP is a mask connected to a device which provides a continuous airflow under pressure. The tube sends pressurized air into the throat, preventing the mucous membranes from collapsing.


Oral appliances

Oral appliances keep the airway open during sleep.


Snoring surgery

Surgery can treat snoring. It eliminates the need for CPAP machines or dental braces forever. A proper diagnosis before any treatment is essential.


There are many ways to stop snoring. However, it is necessary to consult a specialist when snoring becomes invasive to ensure that it is not sleeping apnea. A specialist will be able to determine the cause of your snoring and offer you adequate treatment.