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RealSimple: How to Stop Snoring

Strengthening Exercises

Why they work: Some experts say that weaker tongue and throat muscles are more likely to go slack, causing snoring, and that a strengthening regimen can help. One exercise: A few times a day, put your tongue tip on the roof of your mouth and make a fast tsk-tsk sound, says Steven Park, M.D., the author of Sleep, Interrupted. Feeling a bit more ambitious? Take up the didgeridoo, an Australian wind instrument. Your cheeks and tongue flex when pushing air through a didgeridoo: Playing one was shown to decrease snoring in a study published in 2005 in the British Medical Journal.

Good to know: Alcohol can relax the tongue and the throat, so avoid it before bed.

(Manfred Koh)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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