Does snoring keep you or your mate awake at night? Do you find yourself dozing off at meetings and discovering others are irritate or amused by your snoring? There are many remedies available to help you get that desperately needed rest. Snoring is the vibrating of soft tissue in the back of the throat. When a person sleeps in a reclining or prone position, they restrict the air flow in the nasal passage and snoring results.
Prevention products include nasal sprays that help keep your nasal passages open and relaxed, medical treatments including the use of a sleep apnea mask that regulates your breathing, surgery, and exercise programs to help the patient rest more soundly. Periods of uneasy sleep followed by arrested breathing can cause more than sleep loss. Consequences can include falling asleep during the day or while driving, irritability, loss of concentration, and dizziness. But don’t worry, snoring can be cured! It is merely a matter of determining what is causing your snoring and matching the cause with a solution.
To bring snoring to a halt, there are also other means of getting a good eight hours of uninterrupted rest. Using a humidifier, Breathe EZ nasal strips, or NoseWorks, can help keep your nasal passages open wide and allow deep, unobstructed breathing. Nasal strips can end up costing up to $300.00 per year but are disposable; if cost is an issue, NoseWorks offers a small clip that can be washed and reused for less than $25.00 per year. Using one of these two methods, the sufferer can avoid bad-tasting sprays and the side effects of prescription sleeping medication.
There are also anti-snore mouthpieces that can help reduce loss of sleep and keep your throat and nasal passages open all night. There are also treatment programs that involve nasal passage devices that regulate breathing, accompanied with oxygen or oral medication. For the more serious snoring problem, there is always the possibility of surgery on the nose or dental procedures.
Another option is to use an oscillating floor fan to improve your snoring by simply keeping the air moving in your room at night. Relief from snoring could be obtained through Yoga or mouth exercises; both of which help to relax the lungs and throat through increased air flow, which can result in a good night’s sleep. Deep-breathing exercises help to strengthen the muscles used when breathing and sleeping.
Snore aids are varied, and not every product works for every person. It is important to keep an open mind when trying any solution because it may take several attempts to the find the right product or treatment program for you.
For a chance to discuss sleep apnea, caused by the soft tissue in the back of the throat covering the windpipe as a person sleeps, people that snore can talk to others about how they solved their problem snoring. The A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic) network, sponsored by the American Sleep Apnea Association, offers online discussion forums and support groups.