With the festive season fast approaching, Christmas songs and carols are everywhere you go. But if you’re living with a snorer, the likes of ‘Peace on Earth’ and ‘Silent Night’ might feel a little ironic at this time of year.
Night-time noise can make Christmas seem like a chore instead of a fun holiday. When you wake up feeling irritable and tired, the stress of the festive season is often amplified. But you don’t have to put up with your partner’s snoring; there are simple steps you can take to make sure you enjoy a peaceful Christmas.
Encourage them to make some lifestyle changes
Over-indulging over the holiday can make snoring worse. Cutting down on the following could hugely reduce your partner’s chances of snoring:
- Alcohol. In a recent Snoreeze survey, 19% of men thought they snored because of alcohol. Drinking can relax the muscles in the throat and increase the risk of snoring. Reducing the amount of alcohol you drink will help limit the dehydration effect on soft tissue.
- Cigarettes. Smoking irritates and damages the lining of the nasal cavity and throat, causing swelling that leads to snoring. Reducing the number of cigarettes that you smoke can help control the irritation and damage.
- Over-eating. 22% of Snoreeze survey respondents believed they snored due to their weight. Being overweight by only a few pounds can hugely increase the chances of snoring. Eating a balanced diet and exercising often will help reduce body fat and alleviate snoring.
Give the gift of a great night’s sleep
If lifestyle changes don’t work, a snoring relief product could help. Not many people are aware that there are different types of snoring; this means that different products are suited to different types (including congestion, everyday snoring, loud snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – OSA). To diagnose what type of snorer your partner is, click here to use our snoring diagnosis tool. We’ll be able to recommend the treatment that’s right for them based on their snoring symptoms.
A snoring relief product isn’t just a present for your partner – it’s a gift for you too. Get the sleep you deserve this Christmas with Snoreeze.