The first thing you need to do to stop snoring is to consider your lifestyle. Are you a smoker? Do you drink on a regular basis? Are you overweight? All of these contribute to a snoring problem. Likewise, some drugs, including sleeping pills, can make your snoring worse. Avoid drinking alcohol before bed, cut back on your smoking, and work to lose weight. All of these will help you fix your snoring problem.
Next you need to take a look at your bed. Are you sleeping with too many pillows? This can make snoring worse. If you tend to get congested, try raising the head of your bed with books or other risers either below your mattress or under the legs.
Sleeping on your back greatly increases the chance that you will snore. You might want to try a sleep positioning pillow, or sewing a tennis ball into the back of your pajamas to keep you from sleeping on your back. Side and stomach sleeping is best for snoring prevention.
There are several products that help with snoring. You can try nasal strips that work by opening your nasal passage, or a mouthpiece that holds your lower jaw forward as you sleep. While no product will work for everyone, these products do help for some snorers.
If you can’t seem to get rid of the snoring, or are finding that you are having difficulty with breathing at night, you need to consult a doctor. There are some medical conditions that make snoring worse, and these can be quite serious if untreated.