There is no one single cause of snoring. For some, it could be a function of genetics. For others it could be because they are overweight. One reason for snoring that often gets overlooked is allergies. For many people, when allergy season comes around, their partner notices a major uptick in snoring. This is because the person becomes much more congested than normal and doesn’t have any easy way to breathe through the noise. As a result, snoring is much more common.
So What Should You Do?
What are the remedies for people who might snore because of allergies? Well, for some it might be as simple as taking Claritin or another allergy medication and calling it a day. That might work well if pollen is the thing the person is allergic to. However, for many others that may not solve the issue. Some people may be allergic to dust mites. If that is the case, then certain types of sheets, pillows, mattresses, etc. may be making the problem worse. In fact, pillows can pile up 2 pounds of dust mite feces over time if you don’t replace it. If you are allergic to dust mites, then you can get started by cleaning up your room. From there, you can replace your current pillows. Chances are you are not replacing your pillows as much as you should. Your head rests directly on your pillow, so it’s a very logical place to get started.
You should consider getting bedding products that are natural and dust-mite resistant. For mattresses, this means taking a look at all-natural latex products. You should know that all latex mattresses are not created equal. Most use blended or synthetic latex, which may not be hypo-allergenic. You will want to find all-natural latex to make sure you get a dust-mite resistant product. You will have to pay more for all-natural, but it will go a long way to getting rid of your snoring problems.
For pillows, I would also recommend taking a look at latex for the same reasons. You will want to make sure that your pillows are hypo-allergenic. This will make sure you won’t be as congested, and as a result you will snore much less.
Again, there could be many different factors for why you are snoring, but you should investigate whether you are allergic to dust mites. If you are, then switching to all-natural bedding products may be the way to go.