How to Stop a Snorer From Snoring

Skip the poking and prodding, it's not going to work. No matter how many times you nudge your bedmate, those sleep-breaking snores won’t stop.

"Heading it off in the first place, and creating a situation where the snoring cannot happen is the real solution,” says Shawn Stevenson, author of Sleep Smarter and founder of The Model Health Show

The approach? Train the snorer. Aggravated bed partners, check out these snoring solutions:


"It's different for everyone, but for the majority of cases, cyclically the person is overweight or has too much body fat,” Stevenson says. “As a result, their breathing pathways collapse when they're sleeping." Become a healthier version of yourself, and get the extra weight off your frame.


Make sure the snorer stays hydrated throughout the day, especially before bedtime to help ease the dryness of the throat.


Avoid eating too late at night, and especially skip eating cold foods and dairy, Stevenson recommends. These foods tend to create more mucus and close off the breathing pathways. Sorry, that means no ice cream before bed.
Train your partner to sleep in the right positions. "Side sleepers snore radically less than people who sleep on their back or stomach," says Stevenson.

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