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Photo: MIA Studio (Shutterstock) Snoring can bother your bed partner, and can sometimes be a red flag for health conditions (notably, obstructive sleep apnea). But sometimes you’ve got a snoring habit that is harmless and still drives your partner nuts. Here are some of the ways you can become a quieter sleeper. Change your sleeping position For many people, snoring is more likely when lying on your back compared to your side. (Gravity pulls on some of the body’s tissues, narrowing the airway, and this is most noticeable when you’re face-up.) The traditional fix for this is to sew a pocket on the back of your nightshirt, and put a tennis ball in that pocket so you won’t roll onto your back in the middle of the night. An even simpler method is to go to bed on your side, with a body pillow behind you to prevent rolling. There are also anti-snoring pillows that gently encourage you to keep your head tilted to the side. Quit smoking Easier said than done, but if you need another reason to quit, consider this one. Smoking irritates and narrows the airway, which can trigger or exacerbate snoring. (If the snorer isn’t you, we have a guide to supporting a loved one who wants to quit .) Consider your use of alcohol and medication Some drugs can cause the muscles around the airway to relax, which can lead to more snoring. Alcohol is one of these, so if you drink a lot […]