(HealthDay News) -- Snoring can undermine the quality of sleep -- for the snorer and anyone sleeping nearby.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons lists these lifestyle changes that can help to curb snoring:

  • Try losing weight -- even just 10 pounds.
  • Instead of sleeping on your back, try sleeping on your side.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine, and don't eat large, heavy meals -- particularly within about two hours of heading to bed.
  • Don't take a sedative, which relaxes the muscles in your throat and increases snoring.