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5 Tips To Help Stop Snoring ASAP

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If you or your bedmate are having issues with snoring, it’s something that really needs to get taken care of— and not just because it’s annoying.

No, snoring can be a sign of a bigger sleep apnea problem, which is exactly why you should consult your doctor before embarking on any tricks to put your snoring to bed, so to speak, once and for all.

Here are 5 things you can do to get that snoring under control:

1. See A Doctor

Before you can ever stop snoring, you first have to find out what’s causing you to snore. The doc can help you do just that.

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2. Sleep On Your Side

If it’s not sleep apnea that’s making you snore, then you can try sleeping on your side as a way to quit making all of that racket at night.

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3. Avoid Drinking Too Much Before Bed

Drinking too much alcohol before bed can cause your throat muscles to become too relaxed, according to Consumer Reports. So, cut off a few hours before bedtime for a better night’s sleep.

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4. Get A Body Pillow

If you really want to avoid rolling onto your back during the night, then get a body pillow to keep you on your side. I’m sure the added bit of comfort couldn’t hurt, either.

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5. Exercise Your Mouth & Throat

Whenever you have a problem with any other body part, the go-to solution is exercise, right? Well, same for your throat. Tightening up and learning to control those muscles couldn’t hurt. Hey, a good night’s sleep is worth it. This Consumer Reports article has some great exercise suggestions to get you started.

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Get that quiet sleep you (and your partner) have been dreaming of by giving these techniques a try!

[h/t: Consumer Reports]