Snoring is caused by certain things in your mouth that vibrate when you’re asleep. This includes your tongue, mouth, or throat.

Although not inherently serious, snoring heavily can indicate other health problems, such as sleep apnoea.

In this article, we’re going to go through some ideas that could stop you from snoring and waking up with a dry mouth.

Firstly, sleeping on your back can cause snoring. If possible, try to sleep on your side. If you struggle to sleep on your side, try attaching something to your back that will make it uncomfortable to roll to your back if you do it spontaneously.

Try to cut out alcohol and smoking, as these substances can hinder your sleep and cause long-term health effects anyway.

Surprisingly, being dehydrated can also make you snore. This is because your windpipe is too dry in the day and it can’t make enough moisture to keep mucus sticking inside of itself, meaning that your windpipe will get clogged and you will snore as a result. Try to drink a lot of water during the day to supplement this.

Nasal strips can be acquired for those who have trouble breathing out of their nose. These work by opening up the airways in your nasal cavity and allowing you to breathe out of your nose a lot easier. These only work for some people, however.

Allergies are also sometimes the cause of snoring. So if you know you’re allergic to something, try to rid your room of those allergies and that might fix you right up.

Of course, if your snoring is waking you up and you’re waking up out of breath, you should see a doctor about sleep apnoea. They can prescribe you a CPAP machine if need be, which consists of a mask that you wear over your nose or mouth, which pumps circulated air into your windpipe to keep you from snoring.