In some instances the avoidance of alcohol and any sedating medications in conjunction with regular good quality sleep may help to decrease the volume of snoring.
Most snorers are loudest while sleeping on their backs, therefore positioning strategies or an extra pillow can help control snoring. However, except in the mildest cases, additional measures are usually needed.
If the main concern is a bed partner, strategies that allow the non-snorer to sleep first can often limit the irritating effects of even the loudest snorer. In individuals that are overweight, significant weight loss can dramatically reduce the level of snoring. Maintaining this weight loss over time can be difficult for many individuals, but for those that are successful this can be a very effective strategy. Any extreme dietary measures or long term use of dietary medications should be reviewed with your doctor.
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