Blocked airways or a stuffy nose make inhalation difficult and create a vacuum in the throat, leading to snoring. If your nose is clogged or narrowed due to a cold or other blockage, the fast-moving air is more likely to produce snoring. A hot shower before you go to bed can help open nasal passages, Slaughter says. Also, keep a bottle of saltwater rinse in the shower. “Rinse your nose out with it while you’re showering to help open up passages,” A neti pot could also be used to rinse out the nasal passages with a salt-water solution. Nasal strips may also work to lift nasal passages and open them up — if the problem exists in your nose and not within the soft palate. If an allergy is blocking your nose, try antihistamine tablets or a nasal spray.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 15, 2016