Snoring is more likely when you have a cold, sinusitis or some other reason for a stuffy nose. Snoring is more common when you sleep on your back. Habitual night-time snorers, however, tend to share certain characteristics. The typical snorer is:
- Aged between 30 and 65 years
- May have high blood pressure
- May be told that snoring is worse with alcohol and with a cold.
Losing weight and cutting back on alcohol tends to help reduce the severity of snoring. Other tips include:
- Avoid sleeping tablets.
- Sleep on your side rather than your back.
- Treat nasal congestion.
- Make sure the air in the bedroom is neither too dry nor too humid.
- Avoid alcohol in the hours before bedtime