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  1. #1 Chronic snoring cures 
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    During normal breathing, air passes through the throat on its way to the lungs. The air travels past the soft palate, uvula, tonsils, and tongue. When a person is awake, the muscles in the back of the throat tighten to hold these structures in place preventing them from collapsing into the airway. During sleep, these structures can fall into the airway causing snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

    Sleep apnea is characterized by loud snroing and distrubed or interruped sleep patterns. Sleep apnea can have serious consequences including cardiac problems. Frequently patients will awaken in the morning with a headache. If they become sleep deprived they may feel sleeppy all day, and may fall asleep while driving in the car.

    Sleep apnea is diagnosed by a sleep study. During a sleep study, the patient's breathing patterns, heart rhythim and brain waves are monitored.

    If it is found that sleep apnea is present, most doctors recommend the use of CPAP. CPAP is a breathing device worn during sleep to help keep the airway open. In some situations surgery is recommended. The uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with or without tonsillectomy are surgical procedurs designed to open the airway. In rare situations, a tracheostomy is necessary. These are procedures designed to circumvent this sleep related collapse of these structures.

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    hello all,
    Thanks for the information, but I don't see any cures for the average snoring person there. Did you find any tips for just making your husband stop snoring so you can sleep?

    They say if a person sleeps on their side and not on their back, it will be less of a problem------but it does not always hold true.

    Have you found neck pillows that help or anything like that?


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    I confess to mild snoring for years. We used large feather pillows and gradually I noticed that, when prodded, I would bunch up the pillow under my head and that would stop it until my head collapsed into the soft pillow again.

    I bought a firm latex pillow designed for side-sleeping (which I do).

    Problem solved :-D

    I am sure this will not work for everyone but if your snoring is characterised by appearing when you lie on your back but not at first when on your side, check that your pillow is keeping your head aligned horizontally with your body. I think a neck pillow is superfluous if your head pillow is good and you actually stick your head and neck on it.
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    A humidifier is good as it keeps the airways open. There are also many thing you can find in the medical sections at your local drug mart that attach to the outside of yor nose that keep the airways open as well.
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    Put a pillow over the face and press very hard for approx ten minutes.

    Works every time
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    Avoiding food and drink for several hours before bed can also help tremendously.
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  8. #7 Snoring Cures 
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    I recommend throat exercises which, if done regularly, can strengthen the muscles and reduce or stop snoring completely as they get stronger. Most snoring is caused by lax muscles at the back of the throat which allow it to narrow, hence the reverberating noise. I have written more about it as well as other sleep problems at:

    http://helpsleeping.blogspot.com

    Enjoy!

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    Exercise helps maintain a healthy body weight, assists with losing weight, and it also contributes to healthy sleep.
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    If you snore only when you sleep on your back (as I do), I have a simple solution for you. Just take a tennis ball and wrap it in a sock and then sew it on the back of your pajama. It works wonders since you cannot really sleep on your back!

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    The big issue for snoring is the big issue. Weight loss. Especially if sleep apnea is apparent.

    The other biggie is alcohol. Drink less, or not at all.
    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
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    Agreed, alcohol intake should be avoided, especially a couple of hours before the bed time. If you succeed in restricting yourself of food and sedatives 4-6 hours before you go to bed, you are on the right track to cease you snoring problems.
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