What you should do to quit snoring depends upon several things. The very first thing you need to understand is why you’re snoring.
If you don’t understand why you’re snoring then you definitely can’t stop. For example, let’s say you’re an open mouth snorer, but you go out and buy a set of nasal cones.
Can you guess what’s going to happen? Beside the possibility that you may swallow them in your sleep because your mouth hangs open, they won’t work for you.
You need to start thinking about how much time, money, and effort you’re looking to put into your solution. Some solutions are faster and require less effort than others, but they typically cost more.
If you want a high quality anti-snoring device you’ll have to spend a few dollars. It’s a great investment, but if you’re completely strapped there are other choices.
Some of your options are free but take a considerable amount of time and effort to get the results you want. Things like yoga and weight loss are good examples of options that don’t cost money, just time and effort. It all depends on what you are willing to do.
There are lots of remedies available of varying quality so it’s important to understand what kind you’ll need. Again, don’t be the guy that swallowed his $40 nasal cones because you didn’t know which kind of solution is right for you. You could have had an unforgettable steak for that price and it would have been more nutritious.
Below are some tests so you can learn what the main cause of your snoring is. At the conclusion of each test I’ll explain which option is best for you depending on your results, or what to do if you didn’t get a solid answer.
I will warn you; these tests might appear funny to anybody around you, so if you’re shy make sure you’re alone. If you have a sense of humor, you’ll probably laugh if you can see yourself while you’re doing these.
If you have a sense of humor and you’re a little ornery you can talk your friends into trying these. That’s always fun.
Now it’s time for your first test. This one is to see if you are a tongue snorer.
All you have to do is imitate Gene Simmonds and then bite down on your tongue while it’s hanging out.
If you don’t know who Gene Simmonds is just stick out your tongue and bite down on it. Now give me a snore that would put a freight train to shame!
If you cannot make a snoring sound with your tongue between your teeth then your tongue is likely the problem. If your tongue is what’s making you snore then you need to check out tongue retaining mouthpieces.
You should consider yourself lucky if you are a tongue snorer, all of the best solutions for you are wonderful because they are simple, comfortable, and safe.
If you could still make a snoring sound with your tongue between your teeth don’t fret. Just don’t go around making that face in public. There are a couple more tests for you to try.
If you don’t snore because of your tongue then perhaps you snore because of your nose.
Place a finger on one of your nostrils and push it closed. Next, shut your mouth and inhale through your open nostril.
What may happen is your other nostril may collapse and allow you to make a snoring sound.
If you discovered that keeping your one nostril closed causes your issue the problem lies within your nose. There are lots of simple fixes for you like nasal strips or other devices made to keep your nostrils open nice and wide.
If you’re just stuffy then you likely have an allergy or sinus trouble. Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is also a common cause of snoring.
Let’s try one more test. This will determine if you snore because of your jaw.
To find out, open your mouth and make a nice loud snoring sound. Now close your mouth and attempt to make exactly the same sound.
If you can’t do it with your mouth shut, then odds are that you snore because your mouth hangs open at night.
The possibility exists that you may snore mainly due to vibrations of your soft palate as well as your uvula if these tests did not give you a solid answer as to why you snore.
Maybe you found that your snoring has several causes. There’s good news though. If your snoring has several causes or is from your soft palate and uvula a tongue retaining mouthpiece will still do the trick for you.
If you pinned down what kind of snorer you are then that’s great! Start checking out solutions that will work for you. All the information you need is here on the site.