Ways to Limit Snoring

  • Control your weight. Extra pounds can aggravate snoring.

  • Avoid alcohol at least four hours before retiring and heavy meals or snacks three hours before retiring.

  • Avoid sleeping pills, tranquilizers and antihistamines.

  • Sleep on your side. On your back, the tongue tends to fall into the throat, reducing airflow. You snore as you breathe through your mouth to compensate.

  • Tilt the head of your bed upward by four inches.

  • Keep a routine schedule with adequate sleep. Lack of rest may worsen snoring.

  • Avoid smoking.