If you’ve started snoring during your pregnancy, it’s probably because pregnancy hormones are causing nasal congestion. Then, in the later stages of pregnancy, your baby presses on your diaphragm which can also increase breathing problems when you sleep. After your baby is born, things should go back to normal (snoring-wise anyway!). 4
Home remedies may help with your snoring but if this doesn’t work for you, or if you’re worried about the effect snoring is having on your sleeping or your health, it’s time to seek professional help. 5
Learn how to stop snoring so you can get back to healthier sleep.
Enlarged adenoids can be the cause of snoring in both adults and children. Adenoids are mounds of tissue in the back of the nose. Adenoids are removed through surgery under general anaesthesia. Some people find that this procedure can help with their snoring.6,7
Smoking can increase your risk of snoring. A large clinical study found that 24% of smokers snored regularly and loudly compared to 14% of people who never smoked. Even living with a smoker can increase your risk of snoring. Smoking may induce snoring by causing irritation in your nose and throat. 8,9
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