Snoring is the noise made by air struggling to pass through a blocked or obstructed airway. Often the airway is blocked by flabby, relaxed tissue in the throat and there are a number of exercises that can be incorporated into a daily regime that will work to strengthen the muscles and tissues of the neck, jaw and throat to reduce or even cure the problem.
By exercising the parts of the body involved in the physical process of breathing you will make them stronger, more toned and less likely to interfere with the passage of air through the airways. This should improve or stop your problem with snoring.
Any professional singer will know how important it is to practice exercises every day that are designed to keep the airways clear. Singers will work to exercise their tongues, their jaws and their throats they want to develop strong muscles in these areas in order that they can perform.
As snoring occurs when airways become obstructed or blocked, it makes sense that snorers should consider exercising in the same way as a professional singer to keep their airways and associated muscles and tissue strong and open. Who knows, they may even find that they begin to win the local karaoke competitions as an added bonus.
Exercises to Stop Snoring
Following are a number of very specific exercises that can be tried at home
1. In a very controlled manner, slowly open and close your mouth to its full extent. Make sure your lips meet when closing.
2. Pucker up as if to blow a kiss and hold for 5 seconds before relaxing.
3. Practice smiling, make it big, generous and exaggerated. Once again hold the position for 5 seconds before relaxing.
4. Press your lips tightly together and hold for 5 seconds before relaxing.
5. Press your lips firmly and then pretend to sip a drink making a sipping noise.
6. Stick your tongue right out. Keep it straight and horizontal, dont allow any drooping.
7. With your tongue sticking right out move it from side to side making it reach each corner of your lips.
8. Practice reaching for your chin with the tip of your tongue.
9. Practice reaching for the tip of your nose with your tongue.
10. Hold a spoon against your sticking out tongue and exert pressure as if to push the tongue back into the mouth. Resist the pressure with the tongue push back against the spoon.
11. Say Ã¢â‚¬ËœMa-Ma-Ma-Ma as quickly as possible being sure to pronounce both letters.
12. Say Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœLa-La-La-La as quickly as possible being sure to pronounce both letters.
13. Say Ã¢â‚¬ËœKa-Ka-Ka-Ka as quickly as possible being sure to pronounce both letters.
14. Say Ã¢â‚¬ËœKala-Kala-Kala-Kala as quickly as possible being sure to pronounce both letters.
15. Say or sing all of the vowel sounds (A-E-I-O-U) as loudly as you can.
Overcome your snoring problem once and for all get those muscles of the throat jaw and neck firmed and toned and stop the flabbiness blocking your airways.