You may be one of the 45% of average adults who snore on occasion, or you probably know someone who does. A snoring spouse often keeps the other person from a good night’s sleep, which can eventually lead to sleeping in separate bedrooms.
Research shows about half of us snore at some point in our lives. Snoring is more common in men, though many women snore. It appears to run in families and becomes more common as you get older. About 40 percent of adult men and 24 percent of adult women are habitual snorers.
Snoring is annoying, but 75% of snorers have obstructive sleep apnea (when breathing is interrupted during sleep for brief periods), increasing the risk of developing heart disease.
Sleep apnea is a sleep condition in which you cease breathing while sleeping.
9 Home remedies to help you avoid snoring:
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Alter your sleep position.
- Use a humidifier.
- Change your pillows.
- Stay Hydrated.
- Avoid alcohol and smoking.
- Exercise regularly.
- Drink alcohol moderately, if at all, and don’t drink several hours before bedtime.
- Don’t sleep on your back.