It is believed that around 23% of couples sleep in separate bedrooms as a result of snoring! It is hardly surprising that snoring is cited as the third most common reason for divorce.
Telling your partner that their snoring is disturbing your sleep can be a difficult task but it's important to remember that snoring is not an annoying habit but rather a symptom of something that can usually be fixed. In some cases snoring can be a signal of a serious medical condition known as Sleep Apnoea, so it's important that you make your partner aware of their snoring and encourage them to seek help.
It is fair to say that the market is flooded with gadgets and gismo's aimed at curing your snoring troubles but it's hard to know where to start. The problem with over the counter snoring remedies is that they don't address the cause of your snoring and it is therefore pot luck as to whether they will have any effect.
If you are serious about stopping snoring, the first step is to find out what type of snorer you are as this will determine what treatment is going to work for you.
Here is a list of our tried and tested methods for stopping snoring.
#1 Lose weight
#2 Stop Smoking
#3 Avoid alcohol for at least 4 hours before bed
#4 Change your sleep position, try to stay on your side
#5 Book your FREE snoring assessment with us
Call today on 01425 615080!
#1 There are 15 million snorers in the UK (10.5 million Men & 4.5 million Women)
#2 The 3 main reasons for snoring are being overweight, smoking & drinking alcohol
#3 Snoring sounds range from 50dB to 100dB - the equivalent to a pneumatic drill.
#4 Snorers are 3 times more likely to suffer adverse health conditions than non-snorers
#5 Snoring can be hereditary - nearly 70% of snorers have a familial link.
#6 Over one third of couples report disharmony within the relationship due to snoring.
#7 Bed partners of snorers physical and mental health improves significantly once the snorer has
been treated successfully
#8 Regular snorers are 5 times more likely to develop hypertension, heart disease, stroke, Type 2
diabetes and high cholesterol than occasional snorers
#9 The louder you snore, the more likely you are to be overweight
#10 More than 50% of patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) have high blood pressure whereas only 25% of patients with high blood pressure have OSA.
There is still time to book your FREE consultation to find out how we can help you beat snoring, call today on 01425 615080 or click here to request an appointment!
Cause #1: Blockage of the breathing passage due to the size of the tongue or a slightly undershot jaw
Cause #2: Blockage of the breathing passage due to a temporary condition such as hayfever or a cold.
Cause #3: Obesity, especially around the neck
Cause #4: Mouth breathing
Cause #5: Sleeping on your back
Cause #6: Smoking
Cause #7: Muscle relaxation during the dream phase of sleep
Cause #8: Alcohol before going to bed
Cause #9: Drugs that relax the muscles
Cause #10: Sleep Apnoea
Snoring treatments vary between individuals depending upon the cause of your snoring and your individual needs. We offer a FREE snoring assessment to allow you to find the best treatment for you. If you'd like to know more click here to get in touch or call 01425 615080.
On Wednesday 30th April we held an information evening in support of National Stop Snoring Week.
It was a great success and proved to be a very popular topic!
Over the rest of this month we'll be sharing some interesting information on the subject, so if you have any questions please get in touch.
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