If the room that you sleep in is dry, hot or both, you can be increasing the chances that you will snore. Nasal passages that are dry can get clogged, which worsens snoring. Use a humidifier or keep a window open to moisten the air and your nasal passages. Honey can be helpful when trying to reduce snoring. Research has shown that honey helps clear nasal passageways, which results in reduced snoring. Put a little bit of honey in your tea before going to bed, or try some honey on toast. Your own “honey” might be very thankful you did! The source of the snoring problem robbing you or your significant other of a good night’s rest might be closer than you think–right in your bed. Some people have allergies to the bedding materials. This can lead to allergy symptoms, including irritated nasal passages and stuffy noses, that cause snoring. There are many options, such as simple cotton sheets, as well as bedding from stores that specialize in allergen free products.
Go to your local physician for a complete thyroid workup. Snoring can be caused by an under-active thyroid. An underactive thyroid can cause a whole host of problems, including sleep disruption. Having a thyroid panel done could help to determine what is causing your snoring.