Recently a new research published in the European Heart Journal revealed that sleeping with a snoring partner can lead to a number of complications. As per the journal, sleeping beside a snoring partner can lead to high blood pressure irrespective of whether you are awake or asleep. Hypertension, in turn, can lead to several other diseases like heart problems, stroke, kidney problems and even dementia.
So what can you do? Well, the question to ask is how to stop my partner from snoring and in this article, we will tell you how to do just that. However, before I proceed, let me tell you why does a person snore. Well, when the nasal air passage gets blocked due to some reason, a person snores. Because of this discomfort, the oxygen flow into the body of the person especially to the brain gets hampered. So when you partner snores, remember, he/she is at a discomfort. Imagine yourself not being able to breathe properly. Exactly the same thing is happening to your partner.
Now let me tell you what you can do to lessen the snoring. Here are a few ways to control the same.
Change the sleeping position: When we lie on our back, the muscles of the throat fall back causing a blockage in the air passage. Instead, make your partner sleep on the side. You can prevent him/her from sliding back by using pillows. Read: Snoring while sleeping on back.
Keep the room humid: Dryness causes irritation in the throat. This, in turn, leads to snoring. Try to keep the room humid. If you live in a dry climate, invest in a humidifier. If you don’t want to invest anything, take a bath before going to sleep. This will ensure that your skin remains moist throughout the night and will help you get a good night’s sleep.
Avoid alcohol and smoking before going to bed: We all know, alcohol is a muscle relaxant. Consuming alcohol before going to bed makes the muscles more relaxed causing the throat muscles to block the air passage to the rest of the body. Similarly, smoking causes blockage of nose and irritation in the throat. Avoid alcohol and smoking before going to bed. Read too: Smoking and Snoring
Keep the room clean: Allergens and dirt particles are a primary source of irritation of the throat. Keeping the bedroom clean will help you avoid irritation caused due to this. Clean the filter of the air conditioner regularly. They are the main source of dirt accumulation.
Take external help: Finally, there are a number of stop snoring devices that really work available in the market. They help keep the nasal passage clear which in turn reduces the noise and eases airflow to the rest of the body.
If you think these methods are not helping, I strongly recommend going to a sleep doctor for a solution. A humble snoring can lead to bigger problems.