Snoring is a problem that disturbs the sleep of many people and their partners. Men are twice as likely to snore as women, and those who are overweight are four times as likely to snore as people with a normal BMI. Snoring results in poor sleep, which can affect the workday and everyday activities. Luckily, there are remedies for snoring that you can try.

1. Sleep Position

Sleeping on your side is one of the simplest ways to prevent snoring. This position keeps muscles in the throat from relaxing and blocking the breathing passages. To keep your body in this position, you can use a body pillow or tape a tennis ball to the back of your shirt to prevent you from rolling onto your back during the night. Alternatively, people with a bed that reclines can try angling the bed to a head-up position, which will keep the breathing passages open.

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