5 Tips To Stop Snoring TONIGHT!

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Ladies, I know you’re getting tired of saying, “roll over!,” or better yet, I know you’re getting tired of trying to fall asleep first because bae’s snoring is out of control. I have some solutions for him and you today. I don’t want to be presumptive, but a few of y’all snore real bad, too. That’s neither here nor there for the moment. About 50% of people snore and it’s causing a lot of sleepless nights.

READ: 5 Overlooked Signs of Sleep Apnea

There are many factors that contribute to snoring. Age, sex, weight, body/neck position and alcohol usage are the main risk factors that increase snoring, according to the American Sleep Association. As we get older we tend to snore more. Grandpa Vernon didn’t always snore like a chimney.

Men are more prone to snoring than women. When it comes to Black men, a study conducted by Dr. Wayne Rowley revealed that sleep apnea in Black men is more severe than in other races.

Studies have shown that there is a strong relationship between BMI (body mass index), obesity and snoring. Black men younger than 40 years old showed increased signs of sleep apnea compared to White men with the same body mass index.

It’s time to reclaim your sanity and sleep. Here are some tips to get rid of snoring once and for all.

Lose weight.

You have to keep your weight down. Plain and simple.  A lot of our ailments have to do with how healthy we are. Weight is one indicator of health. According to the CDC a normal BMI is 18.5-24.9. An overweight BMI lies between 25-29.9. Anything above that is obese. You want to stay in the normal range to stay clear of snoring. Clean eating (no processed foods, no sugar, no fried foods, fruits and vegetables) and daily exercise can get you back right in no time.

READ: 3 Ways You Block Your Body’s Natural Weight Loss Process

Sleep on your side.

Sleeping on your side isn’t only called the “fetal position,” it’s called the “supine/back position.” When you sleep on your back it can obstruct the breathing pathways which are necessary to breathe easier while sleeping. If these pathways are blocked snoring becomes a result of that. Roll on over to your side! See, your boo wasn’t telling you that to be mean. It works!