Doing neck exercises can help in tightening and strengthening neck muscles and the throat muscles as well, which will be beneficial and effective in reducing snoring problems, if not totally eliminating snoring problems. One of the most common reasons why snoring sounds are produced during sleep in many people suffering from snoring problems is that the relaxation of the soft tissue located at the back of the throat. As the soft tissue relaxes the airways will be blocked, and as a natural reaction by the body, it will try to breathe harder and catch breath, which will possibly cause the person to snore.
Neck Exercise: Cheek Movement Exercise
Even though we are talking about neck exercises, doing cheek movement exercise can help in stimulating the neck muscles to work, which will then strengthen and improve the neck muscles and the throat muscles. Here is how to perform cheek movement exercise:
Wash your hands with water and soap. After washing your hands, hook your left thumb and index finger into your left cheek.
Once your left thumb and left index finger are hooked in your left cheek, gently pull the side of your cheeks and try to resist the pull using your neck muscles and cheek muscles.
Hold the pulling action of your left cheek for at least 3 seconds to 5 seconds then release the left cheek.
Repeat at least 10 times in each cheek and perform it on the other cheek.
Neck Exercise: Neck Reach Exercise
Neck Exercises as Snoring Solutions
This type of neck exercise will greatly make use and target the muscles of your neck. To perform the neck reach exercise, this is how you will do it:
Sit comfortably on a chair with your back straight. Make sure not to tense any part of your body once seated.
Gently and slowly bring your chin down to your neck, leaving your eyes looking at a focused point just in front of you. Keep your lips closed and hold position for at least 8 seconds to 10 seconds.
After 10 seconds, count 5 seconds as you raise your chin up from your neck and slowly lift your chin towards the ceiling.
Hold the position again for at least 8 seconds to 10 seconds.
After 10 seconds, count another 5 seconds as you bring or lower your chin back as close as to your neck.
Repeat this exercise for 10 times in each set, and at least 3 times per day.