1. Tortured ears
Do you find it hard to get a good night's sleep because there is someone snoring beside you? With around a quarter of the British population snorting or wheezing in their sleep, many of us face this nightly torture.
The reasons why we snore are pretty straightforward. When you fall asleep the muscles in your neck and throat relax. They then go floppy and the airways narrow, meaning there is less space for the air to go through. The soft tissue in this smaller space vibrates and rattles as the air passes through.
There is a kinder – and more effective – solution than kicking the person next to you though. Trust Me, I'm a Doctor is on hand to show you a secret that could help your sleep to become more peaceful – strengthening your throat.
2. WATCH: Strengthen your throat
Watch Dr Michael Mosley demonstrate some simple throat strengthening exercises. You should perform the complete set three times per day. It is worth it – people who did the exercises snored 36% less often and their snoring reduced in power by 59%.
These simple exercises could lead to a more peaceful nights sleep!
3. INTERACTIVE: Snoring cures
But there are other a number of other things you can try to become a quieter sleeper. Click or tap on our interactive to get for more tips.
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4. Snoring myths
There are a number of myths around snoring. Is there any truth behind them?