The five minute workout that will stop you snoring

What's an extra few minutes when it can mean a full night's sleep?

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What's an extra few minutes when it can mean a full night's sleep?

Whether you suffer from sleep apnea yourself or insomnia thanks to your partner's snoring, you'll want to read/share this on how to stop snoring (especially considering that 40% of men over 30 snore, and one fifth of women, on a nightly basis.)

And, if you've tried everything to attempt to stop snoring (like these snoring aids), don't feel in despair just yet as Mike Dilkes, a consultant ENT surgeon at London's Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth told the Telegraph that there is still hope.

The big issue with snorers is that it's often to do with their habitual lifestyle which can be a hard pattern to break. But, truth is, often stopping drinking alcohol, being physically fit and losing weight is enough to stop it.

If the long-term solution is too far from your grasp, though, you can now try doing a tongue and throat workout that strengthens your neck so you physically can't snore anymore. Clever, right?

This won't really work for snorers who snore because of nasal issues or enlarged tonsils though but it should at least help you be quieter by reducing the decibel levels.

So, what is the workout?

It's all about exercising your mouth, neck, tongue and lower throat.

Snoring exercises

Tongue curls

Curl your tongue backwards towards your soft palate before bringing it forward again to touch just behind your upper teeth.

Mouth stretches

Open your mouth as wide as you can and say 'aaaahhhhhhh' for around 20 seconds.

Lower throat workout

Poke out your tongue as far as possible, take a deep breath and make a high-pitched sound for around 30 seconds - yes, you'll sound a bit like your gargling.

This takes a total of around five minutes but could totally revolutionise your sleep - and your partner's, too.

Delphine Chui