Five Weird Ways to Stop Snoring
According to statistics, at least 30% of people older than 30 snore regularly. And almost 60% of people say their PARTNER snores. If you've tried everything and you STILL can't stop, we found five solutions you might not have heard about yet.
#1.) Play the didgeridoo (right). That's that weird wooden instrument from Australia that sounds like a low, vibrating drone. The University of Zurich did a study and found that blowing on a didgeridoo can reduce snoring by strengthening the muscles in the upper airway, and making them less likely to go floppy at night. Tubas, trumpets and other brass and woodwind instruments may give the same benefits.
#2.) Exercise your tongue. You can strengthen your tongue to make it stay on the roof of your mouth when you sleep, so it doesn't fall and block your airway. Make a sound like "t-t-t-t" to exercise the tip of your tongue. To strengthen the sides, hold it out straight for three seconds, and then relax.
#3.) Zap your nasal passages with radio waves. There's an outpatient procedure called 'coblation' where they put a little needle in your palate and send radio waves through it. Basically, they're destroying small amounts of tissue in order to stiffen the palate and open up your airway. It barely hurts and there's almost no recovery time.
#4.) Put a tennis ball in your shirt. If you sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of an old shirt, it will keep you from rolling over on your back at night, which makes you less likely to snore.
#5.) Get acupuncture. There's evidence to suggest that acupuncture treatments can reduce inflammation and clear nasal passages, to help you breathe better at night. And if none of this works, at least you’ll know how to play the didgeridoo.
(MSN Health and Fitness)