How to Stop Snoring: 8 Doctor-Recommended Snoring Remedies

prescriptionSnoring has been depicted before in comedy movies and TV shows. However snoring is not really funny at all. Snoring can affect the quantity and quality of your sleep and can lead to daytime fatigue, irritability, increased health issues, and in the long run, major relationship problems. An article from offers several tips on how to stop snoring.

  • Effective ways to reduce snoring include losing weight if you're obese and regular exercise.

  • Lose weight if you’re obese. Losing weight can help reduce the amount of fatty tissue in the back of your throat, thus reducing your likelihood of snoring.

  • Avoid alcohol after 6pm. Alcohol can cause both excessive muscle relaxation and swelling of the soft tissues.

  • Avoid taking sleeping pills. Certain sleeping pills may cause the upper airway to relax and lead to snoring.

  • Quit smoking. Smoking can cause swelling of the airway soft tissues and promote snoring.

  • Apply nasal strips. These strips help increase the area of nasal passage to enhance breathing. However, they are ineffective against sleep apnoea.

  • Treat nasal congestion. Having a stuffy nose makes inhaling difficult, creating a vacuum in your throat that could lead to snoring.

  • Exercise regularly and adopt fixed sleep patterns. Following a routine of exercising regularly and going to bed at the same time may help minimise snoring.

  • Sleep on your side. Sleeping on your back is more likely to cause your tongue and soft tissues to drop and obstruct your airway.

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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.