Let’s face it, no one likes sitting next to a snorer on an airplane, or even worse — sleeping next to one night after night. This rough, hoarse noise that plagues approximately 90 million American adults can be very disruptive to the snorer, a spouse, or anyone else in the room.
Snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft tissue of the upper airway. When this tissue goes slack, it vibrates even more. Elderly and people who are overweight are usually more prone to snoring because they have more of this extra tissue in the back of their throats.
There are several things you can do on your own to help stop snoring. Lifestyle changes can go a long way in resolving this problem.
Four non-invasive ways to tackle a snoring problem:
1) Lose weight - Losing even a little bit of weight can reduce the fatty tissue in the back of the throat that causes snoring.
2) Keep airways open - Using decongestants, a Neti pot or nasal strips can relieve stuffy noses that create a vacuum in your throat.