LITTLE HELP: The CPAP machine uses pressurised air to keep the airways open, allowing a good night's sleep to those diagnosed with sleep apnoea.
LITTLE HELP: The CPAP machine uses pressurised air to keep the airways open, allowing a good night's sleep to those diagnosed with sleep apnoea.

Tips to help you sleep well on the road

DID you know nearly half of all adults snore or at least they know someone who does?

There can be any number of contributing factors to snoring - either way you should establish the reasons you snore so that you can do something about it.

Once upon a time it was thought snoring was just something that happens the older you get.

Recent research has shown us that snoring due to sleep apnoea increase your risk of heart disease - which if left untreated can be fatal.

Treatment for snoring can come in all manner of sizes and budgets.

Before you start spending all manner of coin on finding a solution try some of these simple and natural low cost solutions which may help you stop snoring.

For a start, try not to sleep on your back.

Most people will find sleeping on their back exacerbates snoring so consciously trying to sleep on your side can make a profound difference.

Taping tennis balls to your jim-jams to prevent you from rolling over seems a little extreme, however it seems to do the trick quiet nicely for some!

If you have a tubby tummy, try trimming down a little.

While it is true some skinny people do snore, snoring is more common among people carrying excess kilos.

Excess fat around your neck can restrict airways so slimming down can really help. Alcohol can sometimes have a relaxant affect softening the tone of your throat making your snoring worse.

If you are really trying to stop snoring, then try giving up the booze - it could make a world of difference.

Also try getting to bed at a reasonable hour every night.

This prevents you from being over tired which can have a similar effect as alcohol in that muscles lose their tone, intensifying snoring.

While these simple suggestions could make the difference, it is important that if you do snore that you get the correct diagnosis your medical professional.

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