This week’s blog is written by the team at Nasal Medical who want to make sure our customers have a snore-free sleep!
The age old question, and one that people frantically type in to Google search- ‘how to stop snoring‘- at 4 am whilst their partner is snoring the house down beside them, completely oblivious in the land of slumber.
The odds are if you’re reading this you’re either: a) awake from your partner snoring & looking for a way to stop it without doing time, or a lengthy bout of community service; or, b) you are the snorer and your partner is threatening take matters in to their own hands unless you find a solution to stop.
Firstly, it’s important to know why we snore, we have written about this in another blog, but to sum up:
When we’re asleep the muscles in our neck relax and sometimes they relax so much that airway of our nose & throat partially closes and becomes too narrow for enough air to travel through our lungs. This narrowing of the airway causes the throat to vibrate, resulting in the sound of snoring.
Sounds simple, right? Not quite, we’re afraid. There are a number of reasons why our airways close, causing the vibration resulting in snoring, such as: alcohol consumption, exhaustion, cold/flu/allergies resulting in a blocked nose and smoking, which is one of the main factors.
Tips to help reduce or eliminate snoring:
- Open the nasal airways and keep them open, this can be done easily by using a nasal dilator, like our one! Our Discreet Snoring Aid is a comfortable nasal dilator that keeps nasal passages open, allowing air to move more freely.
- By keeping your nasal passages clear and open, it will also reduce your likelihood of mouth breathing, which can increase the noise level of snoring.
- Don’t smoke at least 2 hours before bed. Smoking close to sleep can double your chance of snoring as tobacco inflames the lining of your nose and throat.
- Try to sleep on your side rather than your back – easier said than done, we know! At least begin sleeping on your side, and it may become a habit!
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet, being overweight can increase your chances of snoring as fatty tissues around the neck can squeeze airways and prevent air flowing freely.
- Avoid alcohol before bed. Alcohol relaxes the muscles in our throat, which could encourage the back of the throat to collapse as you breathe, resulting in snoring.
Our best-selling Discreet Snoring Aid has been used by people all over the world & we receive mails every week from happy customers who have seen great results.
Here’s a small sample of the testimonials from people who have used these products:
“I have listened to my husband snore for 10 years and this is the first time I had a good night sleep with him beside me.” Claire
“Amazing clear night sleep highly recommend. Definitely very good!” Dee
“I used the CPAP machine for years but it did not work for me and I felt tired most days; but now thanks to the discreet snoring device, breathing has become much easier. I can sleep again and feel energised every day.” William
“Overall, I found this very effective. I am an incessant loud snorer and often wake myself up snoring. I would estimate it’s about 80% better now. This has made a massive difference to the quality of sleep we are both getting . The most effective product I have ever tried (I tried many!). I would highly recommend this to others.” Charlie
“They are absolutely brilliant. My husband has sleep apena and he mouth breathes as well. He wears these at home during the day which helps him breathe through his nose. For me I would be lost without him as I don’t have to listen to the snoring.” Jacinta
Think we missed any top tips? Let us know in the comments!
Have more questions about snoring or trouble sleeping? Stop into our pharmacy and ask one of our helpful pharmacists today!