I am a 50-year-old male. For the past year, I’ve been snoring more heavily than usual, without any symptoms of allergies during the day. Is there something to be done about my snoring?
Snoring is quite common among men and most of the time it is harmless. Before you try to reduce the snoring, it is important that you talk to your doctor to rule out the possibility of sleep apnea, an uncommon but potentially dangerous condition.
If your condition is not caused by sleep apnea, then you can work on helping your wife get a good night’s sleep.
These simple lifestyle changes can reduce snoring in most people:
- stop smoking
- stop drinking
- lose excess weight
- don’t take tranquilizers or sedatives before bed.
If you still snore, nasal strips are another surgery-free way to reduce snoring. Look for them in your drugstore.