New research is pointing to singing as a potential cure for snoring.
The research, conducted at Exeter University, had 30 snorers try vocal exercises for a few minutes every day for three months. The exercises were devised by a singing teacher who wanted to help a friend stop snoring. By the end of the trial, their snoring had significantly improved compared to 30 others who didn’t try the treatment.
Experts believe that the exercises strengthen the weak throat and palate muscles which are a major cause of snoring. This research may lead to a variety of new treatments for snorers, none of which involve surgery.
The research has been published in the International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, an open-access journal.