Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena
New Delhi: Believe it or not, but snoring is a serious trouble. If a person snores occassionaly, it is quite normal. But, if one tends to snore very often, it is time to be cautious as this can lead to serious problems.
Snoring can signify sleep apnea, which is a potentially life-threatening condition that needs to be discussed with a doctor. It can also lead to trouble in your relationship with your spouse as it hinders their good night sleep.
Snoring happens when one can't move air freely through his/her nose and mouth while sleeping.
Here are a few tips how to deal with the problem:
-One should try sleeping on his/her side rather than back because while doing this, the tongue and muscles in the throat collapse, which restrict snoring.
-Use of nasal spray to provide temporary relief from nasal congestion can also help in solving the problem.
-Avoid consuming alcohol, at least 4 hours before going to bed and also cut down on cigarettes.
-Being overweight can also lead to snoring. So, it is advised to maintain a healthy weight.
-Use higher pillows as they help in keeping the airways open by supporting the neck so the throat is less constricted.