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Can avoiding alcohol or sleeping pills help prevent snoring?

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Avoiding alcohol or sleeping pills may help. Drinking alcohol within several hours of going to sleep causes muscles near the airway to slacken. Sleeping pills or other sedatives and sedating medications such as antihistamines put you to sleep, but they relax your throat muscles, making your snoring worse.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

WebMD Medical Feature: "Five Natural Remedies to Stop Snoring."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 23, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

WebMD Medical Feature: "Five Natural Remedies to Stop Snoring."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 23, 2017

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