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Tired of Snoring? 3 Tips to Give You a Rest

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A trial found that weight loss was more important in reducing snoring than changes in sleep position or nasal decongestant spray

Snoring is caused by the movement of air across the soft tissues in the mouth or throat, such as the uvula, soft palate, and sometimes the vocal cords. Though light snoring is usually without health consequences, it may still cause headaches, poor sleep quality and quantity, and nighttime dips in the body’s oxygen levels—and it may also signal more serious health concerns, such as heart disease or sleep apnea.

The following self-care steps may help silence your snoring and allow you to rest a little easier:

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