A) Nasal Obstruction
- a hot shower before bed to help open nasal passages
- saline nasal sprays such as XLEAR or Ayr
- over-the-counter decongestants such as Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec
- over-the-counter steroid nasal sprays such as Flonase or Nasacort
- nasal strips such as Breathe Right to open nasal passages
- nose vents to open nasal passages such as SnoreCare or Gideon
- for allergies, changes to your diet or environment
B) Relaxed Tongue
- Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) move the jaw and tongue forward which also keeps airway tissues and muscles tightened
- Tongue Retaining Devices (TRD) hold the tongue forward so that the airway remains open
C) Open Mouth
Here are some more snoring treatments to try:
You can learn more about sleep hygiene here.
Learn more about CPAP treatment here.
Learn more about surgical options here.
Snoring Treatments: Things to Remember
- It’s a very common problem
- It’s caused when air flowing through the mouth or nose is obstructed
- Air movement can be obstructed due to issues with the nose, tongue, or mouth
- There’s a wide variety of treatments designed for different causes
- Habitual snoring may put you at risk for other life-threatening issues
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