Five Surprising Solutions to Help You Stop Snoring

exercisesDo you snore a lot? If so, you should seek help because snoring can ruin your life by predisposing you to have sleep apnoea, a condition that causes hypoxia and numerous other medical conditions by giving you breathing pauses during sleep and reducing your ventilation while sleeping.

An article from has offered some tips on how to help you stop snoring:

  • Change position. Sleep on your side or raise the head of your bed 4 to 8 inches to keep your airway open and prevent snoring. A trick to keep from rolling onto your back is to surround yourself with pillows or wear a rolled up hand towel in a fanny pack.

  • Avoid alcohol. Refrain from drinking alcoholic drinks at least three to four hours before bedtime to minimize your tendency to snore.

  • Do some exercises. Throat exercises can reduce snoring and the severity of sleep apnoea by toning muscles around the airway, which helps prevent it from collapsing during sleep. There are several exercises you can do that involve swallowing, chewing and contracting the back of the throat. Strengthen your muscles by setting aside time each day for a throat workout.

  • Avoid bad habits. Stop smoking because it can irritate and inflame your upper airway and predispose you to develop sleep apnoea. You can join as support groups and try nicotine replacement therapy.

  • Consult a dentist. Dentists can help treat sleep apnoea by providing you with a custom-fitted oral appliance that you wear during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Oral appliance therapy is a comfortable alternative to the traditionally-prescribed CPAP machine and mask, and many patients prefer it as a solution for living with sleep apnoea.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.