I am a recently married 25-year-old lady. My problem is that my husband snores so badly that I find it difficult to sleep at night. This makes me wake up the following day with headache. The problem is affecting our marriage as I now sleep in the spare room for a good night’s sleep. Please help me.
Nkechi (by SMS)
Snoring happens when you can’t move air freely through your nose and throat during sleep. This makes the surrounding tissues vibrate, which produces the familiar snoring sound. People who snore often have too much throat and nasal tissue or “floppy” tissue that is more prone to vibrate. Snoring can be worsened by overweight, Nasal and sinus problems, alcohol, smoking, medications and wrong sleeping posture. If your husband is overweight, exercising and losing weight can sometimes be all it takes to end his snoring. It is equally advisable for him to avoid alcohol, smoking and certain medications such as tranquilizers. In addition, if he has blocked airways or stuffy nose, he will benefit greatly from a visit to the doctor. Finally, sleeping flat on his back will allow the flesh of his throat to relax and stop blocking the airway.