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  • Cure for snoring
    By Health Blog on April 5, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    You might find people who snore funny, but you just won’t feel the same way when the person you sleep with snores into your ear every night. It in fact will annoy you. This is the driving force behind curing snoring.

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    The following are some methods to control or if possible cure snoring:

    1. Respiratory Exercises: Snoring is mainly caused by blocks in the breathing passage like the nose and throat due to nose blockades, wrongly position jaws or an over-strained throat. To resume normal breathing, take many deep breaths to relax the muscles of your throat.

    2. Decongestants: Nasal congestion can also cause snoring. Since the nose is blocked, the person may try to breathe through the mouth leading to snoring. To clear these blockades, take decongestants.

    3. Anti-allergy medications: Enlargement of adenoids might have been cause by allergy to some drug previously prescribed. Once a person gets over the allergy, snoring stops.

    4. Healthy diet and exercise: Most obese people snore. This is not just a coincidence. The concentration of fat in the air passage, limits air from flowing freely in and out. The proper functioning of the diaphragm is also hindered by fat accumulation in the stomach resulting in snoring. 4 in 10 obese people are known to snore. Good exercise and a healthy diet will not alone help them overcome snoring, but will also benefit them in numerous ways.

    5. Change your bed position: Sleeping in the wrong position may also induce snoring. For example, you might stretch your neck too much by using too many pillows. Using a single pillow can avoid this. Lying on your back may also cause snoring.

    6. Lifestyle change: Intake of alcohol and snoring may directly or indirectly induce snoring. For example, certain medical complications caused by drinking might have caused snoring. To maintain good health, it is therefore advisable to quit alcohol and smoking. This also improves all-round health and mental peace.

    7. Medication: Sleeping pills, antihistamines, certain other medicines can cause an increase in snoring.

    8. Sleep Pattern: Basically, there are two periods of sleep, the REM sleep and stage 1 sleep. A person dreams constantly in REM sleep and experiences deep sleep often. Stage1 sleep will be experienced while sleeping or if a person sleeps poorly. Both these can lead to unstable breathing which in turn causes snoring. If you don’t sleep at around the same time everyday, the irregularity may cause instability in respiration and thus cause unstable breathing when you sleep.

    9. Salt water nasal drops: Congestion in the nose may be caused by mucus and this can both spoil your sleep and also cause snoring. If you want to avoid this, purchase a small bottle of salt water nasal drops at any drugstore in your neighborhood. These help flush down the mucus. If you are not willing to buy a bottle, these nasal drops can be made right at home by dissolving a teaspoon of salt in roughly 250 ml of water. Once this water cools to the natural temperature of the body, put a dripper in it and use it.

    If any other serious condition like sleep apnea or enlargement of tonsils and/or adenoids, surgical procedures such as Laser Assisted Uvula Palatopathy commonly abbreviated as LAUP and somnoplasty or radio frequency tissue ablation can be undertaken. This is more than sufficient proof that the root cause of snoring must be determined prior to taking action.

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  • How to control snoring during sleep?
    By Health Blog on April 5, 2010 | 38 Comments38 Comments  Comments

    It is not in any way interesting to be in the same room with a person that snores, the level of closeness or the amount of love shared between the two parties becomes insignificant when it comes to dealing face to face with snoring. It does not matter if the person snoring is your mother, spouse, friend or even the love of your life – it is very annoying and irritating to sleep in the same bedroom with a snorer. In fact, I cannot stand being in the same house with such an individual.

    Through the intervention of scientists that are carrying out unending researches to eradicate the snoring habit, some devices have been produced to help snorers all over the world. And some of the best devices to stop snoring are listed below:

    Nasal Dilators

    This is a device used to open up the passages through which air enters and flows out of the nose. It is fabricated from either plastic or coil of stainless steel.

    Pillows to Stop Snoring

    These are special pillows produced to help the snorer position himself or herself rightly so as to avoid snoring. When an individual sleeps in the wrong position, the out flow and in flow of air through the respiratory tract is hampered or restricted bringing about snoring. So, the pillow is designed to solve this problem.

    Snore Balls

    To a snorer, it is very important to have the right sleeping posture and the best position to sleep is by the sides. When someone prone to snoring sleeps on his or her back there is always an increased tendency to snore while sleeping. This is the actual reason for the snore balls; a tennis ball, golf ball, or even a base ball can be used. All you need to do is place it at the back, so that whenever you try to sleep on your back, the sharp pain experienced will make you do otherwise; causing you to remain on your sides. This is painful but very effective.

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    Nasal Strips

    These are strips put into the nose to keep the flow of air constant. In this case there is a free constant low of air through the nose to every part of the respiratory organ making it easy to breathe; hence there will be no snoring. This device is also utilized by athletes during exercises or competitions.

    Throat Spray

    The throat spray is a combination of natural components mixed to produce a special spray which the snorer can use before sleeping on his or her throat to eradicate snoring. But one has to be very careful about the throat spray since an excessive use of it can cause more harm than good.

    Sleep Position Monitor

    It is very clear that to stop snoring, a person must always adopt the habit of sleeping in the right position. If this is not adhered to the habit cannot be eradicated. The best sleeping position is by the sides. The sleep posture monitor releases a sharp beep whenever the person attempts to sleep in the wrong position. This instrument is not the best choice, especially if the person trying to stop snoring does not live alone, because the beeps will disturb his or her roommate.

    Apart from the natural factors like sleeping position or restricted air flow through the respiratory tract; there are other factors that causes snoring medically, so, the best option is to carry out a medical examination first before choosing the method of treatment. Whatever treatment is prescribed, follow the prescription strictly and the snoring will be overcome.

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