Tired of Snoring?

By on March 22nd, 2019

Our health is at its peak in our youth but as we age, various diseases start to appear making living quite unbearable at times. Yet regardless of whatever discomfort you are feeling, sleep offers the luxury of forgetting about them even for just a short while. Unfortunately, some conditions can catch up to you even in your sleep. It can make sleep a harrowing experience for you and the people around you and not provide the bliss slumber is supposed to give.

Snoring is one of those inconveniences you like the least. Just hearing that awful snoring sound can get on your nerves and make you lose precious sleep even more. Meanwhile, snorers may not be aware they snore in their sleep but the danger of sleep apnea can’t be ignored anymore. The breathing pauses aren’t just inconvenient but outright dangerous since your unconscious body have to decide which one to prioritize, sleep or oxygen. But is there really a way for you to put an end to snoring when you feel you’ve had enough of it already or are you stuck with it for your lifetime?

So what can you do to stop your partner from making a run for the ear plugs?

“Nasal strips don’t always work. Instead try lifestyle strategies to help keep your airway open and help you stop snoring,” Consumer Reports Health Editor Diane Umanski said.

Like easing a stuffy nose, elevating your head and sleeping on your side, avoiding alcohol at least four hours before bed, quitting smoking and losing weight can help.

“If these steps don’t work, it’s probably time to call a doctor who can test you for obstructive sleep apnea or OSA,” Umanski said.

OSA, marked by breathing stops and starts during sleep, occurs when something partly or completely blocks your airway. It affects 34 percent of men and 19 percent of women who snore regularly and can heighten the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, cardiac arrhythmia and hypertension.

(Via: http://abc7chicago.com/health/consumer-reports-how-to-stop-snoring/2088326/)

Anti-snoring mouthpieces and mouthgards help correct inborn anatomical deficiencies by keeping the airway open, leaving you able to breathe freely in your sleep and get rid of the deadly breathing pauses that characterize sleep apnea. These devices are handy alternatives to CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure that is the ideal conventional treatment for sleep apnea yet is not always the most comfortable one. You can avoid going under the knife to deal with sleep apnea, so better discuss your options with your doctor before making any decision.

Try these natural solutions and lifestyle changes to help you have a quieter nights sleep and bring your partner back to the bed tonight too.

  1. Change your sleep position – This one is so simple. Instead of sleeping on your back, try sleeping on your side. If you are prone to rolling back over try taping tennis balls to the back of your pyjamas to help stop. Or simply use a body pillow.

  2. Change Pillow – Did you know that your pillow and bedroom can causing snoring? Dust mites can cause allergens and those can cause snoring. Be sure to wash your bedding often and throw your pillow in the dryer frequently on the air fluff cycle. Also its very important to make it a habit to change your pillow every six months.

  3. Stay Hydrated – It sounds simple but many of us still don’t drink nearly enough in a day. Did you know that secretions in your nose become stickier if you are dehydrated and that causes you to snore more. The solution is simple drink more. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water per day.

  4. Lose Weight – Its no secret that if you are overweight you snore more but why is that? Extra weight around the neck can squeeze the internal diameter of the throat causing it to collapse while sleeping. Even modest amounts of weight loss will help lessen your snoring. Aim for short goals to keep motivated.

(Via: https://www.emaxhealth.com/13784/help-put-snoring-to-rest-with-simple-remedies)

Both the snorer and the spouse lose sleep to sleep apnea. For us to do well at work or at school, we need to be well-rested to have the energy and the presence of mind that will help us deal with the daily challenges we face in life. The snoring can get even worse that it will drive spouses to sleep in separate rooms if not break off the relationship for good. While you may be tempted to self-medicate to save money, it is always advised to seek professional help to find the best management for sleep apnea that suits your preferences and your lifestyle. Explore all options and ask your doctor what is the best treatment for your condition because you don’t have to constantly suffer in your sleep when you can actually overcome sleep apnea.

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