According to a doctor, there are ways to reduce snoring
Sleepless nights are annoying, but sleepless nights because your partner keeps snoring are even more aggravating. If your partner snores, you probably lay awake a lot and wake up grumpy while they had the best night’s sleep. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce snoring. And that will give both of you some much needed rest.
Mike Dilkes, otolaryngologist (or ENT doctor) at St John & St Elizabeth hospital in Londen, told the Telegraph that you can reduce snoring with some simple exercises. According to Dilkes, snoring usually comes from lower muscle tension when your body relaxes at night. The way to reduce snoring would be to work on your muscle tension. And that can by done by some easy throat exercises that you or your partner could do every day. And that could significantly improve your nights and with that, the quality of your relationship with your snoring significant other.
The exercise is fairly easy to do and consists of three easy steps:
1. Move your tongue
This exercise is basically doing crunches with your tongue. You bend your tongue backwards up to your palate. Then bring it back to the front of your mouth and touch the back of your teeth. Repeat this a few times and you’ll be ready for the next step!
Now this part of the exercise might only work in the comfort of your own home. Because you’re going to get vocal. So make sure you’re alone and open your mouth wide. Then say “Ahhhh” for twenty seconds.
The last step of the exercise routine is to make a gargling noise. Stick your tongue out and take a deep breath. Then try and gargle. Because you’ll be gargling with air, only a squeaking sound may come out of your throat. That is perfectly normal. All you have to do is keep going for about thirty seconds. After that, you can close your mouth and relax; you have finished your exercise for the day!
Unfortunately, the snoring won’t completely stop with these exercises. According to Dilkes, all you can do is reduce the noise. If you really want to put an end to snoring for once and for all, you would have to look into some other solutions.
But for now, a way to reduce the noise of your partner sawing logs is already very helpful!
Also read: Why you should sleep on your left side
Source: Telegraph | Image: Pexels, Kampus Production