5 Reasons To Stop Snoring
Snoring is often joked about but for people (and their partner’s) that suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), consistently experiencing disrupted sleep is no laughing matter.
This Monday, 22nd April, marks the National Stop Snoring week in the UK. The aim of the annual event is to raise awareness about the problems associated with snoring and OSA, and to inform people that snoring can be controlled.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?
Snoring is caused by the narrowing of the airways in the back of the throat. This causes the soft tissues to dehydrate and vibrate as the air passes through. The vibration causes the sound we know as snoring.
OSA is a medical condition that causes snoring. It is caused by a lack of muscle tone that causes the upper airway to collapse. People that suffer from OSA can stop breathing for at least 10 seconds – sometimes up to 50 seconds.
People that suffer with OSA experience episodes of awakening during the night. Disrupted sleep patterns typically have a knock-on effect. Here are five reasons why you should look for solutions to help you stop snoring.
Snoring Causes Disharmony in Relationships
Snoring is often more disturbing for your partner. Being kept awake all night makes them annoyed and irritable. A healthcare study undertaken in France revealed that 95% of snorers disturb their partners.
Subsequently, partners are in a foul mood which spills over into the day and can challenge the harmony in a relationship. Yet despite the problems caused in relationships, YouGov plc reports that only 7% of snorers are willing to find a solution to prevent snoring.
Improve Your Mood
When the brain is well rested, the emotional center processes feelings better and produces healthy and balanced responses. When you don’t get enough sleep, the connection between the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex is interrupted and you feel less happy.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
A lack of sleep interferes with your body’s ability to trigger peptide 1 – a hormone that enables your stomach to feel full. As a consequence, people with OSA tend to overeat.
A study in the United States found that people that sleep less than seven hours a night are 7.5 times more likely to be overweight. Sleeping well, on the other hand, reduces the risk of obesity.
Experience Better Health
OSA prevents oxygen from reaching the lungs which subsequently increases the risk of health issues. Snoring has been linked with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease and heart problems.
While you’re asleep, your brain sets about repairing blood vessels, tissues and the vital organs together with breaking down glucose. Without sufficient quantities of oxygen, the brain cannot operate as effectively and the body suffers.
Tiredness disrupts your ability to concentrate which can have an adverse effect on your work performance. Sleep deprivation causes the brain to operate lower and the body to feel weak due to a lack of energy.
If you’re a snorer, it is in your best interests (and your partner’s) to seek help. Although OSA is difficult to cure, it can be controlled. Our anti-snoring pillow and stop snoring mouthpiece are proven to be effective – and what better time is there to address snoring than National Stop Snoring Week!
To mark Snorewizard’s most important week in the calendar, we’ve decided to give away a Snorewizard mouthpiece EVERYDAY from Monday 22nd until Friday 26th April. That’s FIVE Snorewizard’s up for grabs for one lucky winner each. National Stop Snoring Week is a key time to educate others of the health risks of snoring and how best to tackle the issue in a safe, non-invasive and affordable way. Snoring is a common problem, but that doesn’t mean it is something to be ignored. The Snorewizard mouthpiece has been approved by NHS sleep clinics and has gained a loyal following of customers who now enjoy a restful nights sleep. Want to give it a try? Then be sure to enter this amazing competition!
To enter the competition, head over to our Facebook page from the 22nd April and simply ‘like’ our page and tag a friend in the comments. You can tag someone who snores, or someone who is fed up of your snoring.
We will post the giveaway every day of National Stop Snoring Week (22nd – 26th April – look out for day 2, day 3, day 4 and day 5) and then we will pick 5 winners at random who will be announced on Monday 29th April
Ts & Cs
One winner from each post this week. Posts will be published at 12 noon on the 22nd-26th April. You can enter as many times as you like but one tag per comment please. UK entries only. Cash alternative will not be offered. Subject to availability. You may enter as many times as you like and every day, but one winner will be chosen from each day. Winners announced on Monday 29th April. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.