This, and other surgery options, should be a last resort since they are more extreme, but it's a treatment that could help. This procedure will remove a bit of the soft palate at the back of the mouth, where the uvula and tonsils are located. This helps open up the airway, which can reduce and cure the snoring symptoms. It is an in-office procedure that is done under local anesthesia and takes approximately 30 minutes. Improvements on snoring will begin one to two weeks after the procedure and continue for several months after.
Excess weight can add extra tissue in the neck that will press and restrict airways, which leads to the vibrations that produce snoring. Losing weight can help alleviate the snoring. People who keep adding weight can also develop sleep apnea. In addition, losing weight can come with a number of other benefits on top of helping you sleep better. Since losing weight takes time, this may be combined with other treatment options in the meantime. Dramatically losing a lot of weight at once can cause other issues.
This is a three-in-one product that includes a throat spray, nasal spray, and chewable tabs. There are active ingredients that are natural to help shrink the swollen soft tissues that block nasal passages. All three things are supposed to be done at night before you go to bed, in order to get relief while sleeping. It may seem like a lot, but nothing has to be worn at night and it can be a pretty quick fix to stop snoring.
You can get an oral appliance to help change the opening of the airway, so your tongue has enough room and you can avoid an obstruction when you sleep. The American Dental Association reports that this can be an effective way to reduce snoring or eliminate it. This appliance fits just like a sports guard or retainer, and can help maintain an open airway. There are many over-the-counter options that can be used, including the 101 Sleep Solutions Breath Easy Mouthpiece or the Good Morning Snore Solution Mouthpiece, but getting one from your dentist may provide you with a more comfortable fit so you actually wear it.
Dry air contributes to the snoring problem, because the air will dry out the throat and nasal membranes, which creates congestion. Congestion can restrict natural breathing patterns and the tissues will vibrate, causing the snoring. With a humidifier, the dry air is eliminated, which helps create a more comfortable environment for the body and can allow for natural breathing. You can also add some essential oils to the humidifier, like eucalyptus oil and peppermint essential oil, to clear out the airways and reduce inflammation even more.
This anti snore pillow may seem a little weird at first, but it is comfortable and can help with snoring. There are sensors in the pillow the detect when the user is snoring, so that parts of the pillow can inflate ever so lightly to adjust the head position. This makes it so that the user is on their side sleeping, which helps open up the airway and reduces snoring. The pillow is also connected to an app that will help track your snoring. You can set it to inactive to track your snoring before and after using the pillow.