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Tips To Stop Snoring

Aug 17, 2007
Besides the most basic human needs of eating and drinking, the next most important activity of a human is to sleep. Sleeping is something that everyone does when you feel tired and your body needs rest. Normal snoring is often harmless and every now and then, we do occasionally snore when we sleep. This is true when we are really tired. However, snoring can be a symptom of a condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea which is known to be a breathing disturbance. It is often characterized by explosively loud snoring interspersed with long pauses of silence.

During these pauses of silence which can last for ten seconds or longer, the snorer actually stop breathing totally. If this problem happens dozens or even hundreds of times a night, it will prevent the snorer from falling into a natural sleep. As a result, the snorers wake up feeling tired, unrefreshed and exhausted. The worst part about sleep apnea is that it can prove to be deadly and fatal if the heart stops beating. It could potentially kill you.

The exhaustion from the sleep deprivation caused through the snoring and apnea inevitably can lead to unrelated accidents which are caused by carelessness through the lack of alertness and focus due to exhaustion. Examples are driving accidents, working with dangerous machinery or even just losing concentration at a critical time throughout the day.

Some simple remedies you can try at home to lessen the snoring problem are lying on your side, losing weight, stopping smoking and drinking. However if you are still snoring so loudly that it causes a disturbance to others despite the home, then it may be time to consult a sleep specialist. They can give you a complete evaluation of your problem and give you lots of ideas and options to improve your snoring problem. When in doubt, always seek the help of a medical professional.

There are lots of tests they can give you to see what is causing your snoring problem, and once the cause is discovered then hopefully they can then offer you a solution to if not solve the problem completely, at least make it less of a trouble.

In the marketplace there are several notable products which may help you with this problem. One example is nasal splints. There is a product called "Breathe easy" on the market which can be a very effective remedy for some individuals. This consists of small tapes that are placed on the sides of the nose to encourage the nostrils to keep in a wide position during sleep. This then helps the snoring problem to decrease because more air is being breathed in by the snorer. This causes the vibrations in the throat to decrease and the noise volume is lowered thus helping both the snorer and others in his household to get better nights sleep.

A nasal spray decongestant can also be a good option especially if the snoring is caused by a cold or cough; this can then aggravate any snoring problems which may be present. You shouldn't need a nasal spray decongestant to be prescribed as there is a variety which can be bought over the counter (Ask the pharmacist for advice).

Snoring which is worsened by Rhinitis is another problem that can be helped with the assistance of a decongestant spray.

However it is important to realise that overuse of a decongestant spray can ultimately make the problem worse as they tend to thicken the lining in the nose. Decongestant sprays should be used sparingly and discarded once the medical problem is improved.

These are just simple remedies which you can try at home to see if they helped. If all else fail, you should seek the help and the expertise from a sleep specialist. After all, nothing is better than getting a good night's sleep!
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