Discover why Sleep Apnoea is no laughing matter

Sunday 16 Sept 2012

Snoring and sleep Apnoea is one of those problems that is often treated as a joke, but for anyone who has to share a bed with one of the UKs 15 million noisy somnambulists then it is no laughing matter.

The reason I addressed the opening comments of this letter to the ladies though is borne out by the fact that snoring affects twice as many men as women, and we snore up to 3 times louder.

So, chaps it is something we need to act on to change for the good of our dear wives and our own health.

Here is a natural way to train yourself out of snoring

Snoring can put huge strains on relationships as bed partners suffer hours of sleep disruption and irritability.

But it can also have a serious impact on those who suffer in some cases it can even be fatal.

The condition where snoring is no laughing matter

Earlier in the year the BBC did a feature programme on their Inside Out series and they featured a poor chap who suffered from a condition called sleep apnoea.

Sleep apnoea (from the Greek meaning 'want of breath') is a condition where breathing temporarily stops during sleep. It's a potentially fatal condition which can lead to increased risk of accidents and heart attacks.

It's estimated that three in ten of the population have sleep apnoea and suffer from excessively loud snoring, extreme daytime tiredness and morning headaches.

This can have a severe impact on those who suffer, as was the case for the guy in the documentary who had lost his job as a result of being tired and unable to concentrate in the day.

He was quoted as saying;

"I was irritable when I got up in the morning... I didn't really understand the extent of the problem.

"During the day the effect was that I couldn't stay awake for more than an hour, an hour and a half - it just deteriorated until I virtually became a vegetable.

"Literally I couldn't work. And I couldn't drive anywhere or do anything. I was completely unemployable."

There are two major problems with this condition.

The first is being able to diagnose it, which involves the patient being aware of it the symptoms in the first place and this is often not something that is easy to do as most folk have been evicted from the matrimonial bed.

The second is what is available to help those who suffer.

On the NHS there are two medieval devices which can be obtained, first a mouthguard which pulls the lower jaw forwards called a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) which can cause teeth to loosen and even be a source of headaches.

The other option is to wear a mask at night and have a compressor running by the bed, forcing air into the throat to prevent it closing not ideal I fear.

There is though, a way to train your body not to snore, and build up muscles to stop the throat closing as it does in sleep apnoea.

Click here to discover the secret training known to the Aborigines

Train away the misery of snoring

By building up the muscles in the back of the throat, many of the problems associated with snoring disappear.

The best bit about this is that you dont even have to go down the gym to take part in this special workout I do mine three times a week sat in front of the telly for 20 minutes.

Using a special breathing trainer and a simple exercise you too can develop a change in tone in the smooth muscles that are responsible for causing the rattles, roars and grunts that lead to so much stress.

A recent British Snoring Association survey found that 41.5% of randomly selected participants snored, and discovered that it is made worse by sleeping on your back, smoking, being overweight, having a blocked nose/cold, and alcohol consumption.

The research showed that there are four main types of snorers:

  • Mouth breathers - Open mouth and try to snore. Close mouth and try again. If you can't, you're a mouth breather
  • Collapsed nostril snorers - Close mouth and one nostril and breathe. If it collapses, try again holding open with clean matchstick
  • Tongue based snorers - Poke your tongue out as far as you can, and grip it with your teeth. Try to snore and see if you can make a noise. If the noise is reduced, you're probably this type
  • Unhealthy lifestyle snorers - If your collar size is 16 and a half inches or more, you are at risk of snoring. An unhealthy lifestyle, obesity and excess body weight can also contribute.

The good news is that whatever category you fall into then the snore training programme can help you overcome it.

Surely you owe your loved ones a quieter night, or at least if you are going to rattle the window panes make sure it is for the right reasons!

Try the BreathEase programme now its the easy way to a quieter nightlife

Yours, (with a cheeky grin) as always









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