Make Your Snoring Stop

We may be unconscious the entire time we are asleep but the human body has everything to gain from the recuperative process of sleep. It gives your tired body a chance to rest, recharge, and restore itself to optimal conditions in preparation for a new day. However, certain conditions, and sometimes, your own poor judgment can get in the way of your sleep. Unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet, etc. are some of the distractions of a good night’s sleep. You are probably sick and tired about it by now but there is still hope despite the fact that sleep apnea remains to have no cure.

Doctors and sleep specialists often prescribe their patients with CPAP because it is the gold standard in treatment but it does not have the highest compliance rate. Why? It isn’t the most comfortable thing to wear in your sleep. However, there is no question about its effectiveness. Surgery may also be ordered but not all the time especially among the elderly where the risks may far outweigh the benefits.

These reasons made anti-snoring gadgets like the Good Morning Snore Solution and SnoreRx become such popular choices for sleep apnea sufferers. They are easy to use and don’t have as much side effects as the conventional way of treating the condition. What’s even better is that they are super comfortable. You can get one even almost for free since they usually offer a free trial and you only pay a minimal fee for shipping and handling.

The US-based organisation says you should try these three exercises to reduce your snoring and ensure you, and people nearby, get a good amount of shut-eye.

“Something that you can do [to reduce snoring] is strengthen the muscles around the airways by doing mouth exercises.”

The sleep advice provider says you should do these simple exercises for 30 minutes a day.

Exercise One

“Push the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth and slide the tongue backward. Repeat this 20 times.”

You can try this while you’re lying in bed, or sitting up in a chair.

(Via: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/961647/how-to-sleep-snoring-snore-stop-three-tips

The Stories We Share Today Become the World We Live In Tomorrow

I’m thrilled to share Project Sleep’s new narcolepsy awareness video series. These videos feature five of our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy speakers sharing their personal stories, interwoven with key narcolepsy facts. I hope you will be as moved as I am by these brave stories and share them today: WATCH NOW

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Why is this work important? 

Did you know? Research indicates that storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to foster empathy, raise awareness and reduce stigma for people with misunderstood conditions like narcolepsy.

It may be easier to share facts and figures, but is this “sticking” with your audience? Sharing our own stories can feel overwhelming and vulnerable. It’s not easy, but I love working with our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy speakers and writers to hone in the elements of their story that will help build empathy and create memorable moments in the minds of audiences.  In the Rising Voices of Narcolepsy training, we also include narcolepsy information, but we fold this in carefully alongside storytelling, for greater impact. 

Why is this so emotional for me personally?

People often ask me if and when I’ll write another book. I’m honestly not sure, but I DO know that the chapters following the finish line of the Boston Marathon have been a wild ride, and most recently – totally surreal and deeply meaningful.

To go from sharing my own story to helping others share their stories — it is a dream come true for me. There is a lot of creativity in this work too, it’s just different and more behind-the-scenes, which I like as an introvert. 

Why share OTHER people’s stories?

Now, I don’t have any research to back up this claim, but I find that sometimes it can be more effective for our loved ones to hear about someone else’s experience with narcolepsy. I have no clue why, but it’s been my experience that some people might be skeptical when I describe something, but when they hear another person or two describe the same thing, it starts to resonate or sink in. Have you …

Handling Potty Training Regressions

When it comes to potty training, as with so many aspects of parenting, you never really know when you’ve crossed the goal line. Your little one might seem to be fully potty trained for weeks, even months, and then the next thing you know, they’re back to having accidents.

Regressions are very common in potty training, and it can make parents second guess whether or not their child was ready for it in the first place. But don’t worry. In today’s video, I’ll tell you how to handle it when your child starts going backwards in the process, and how to resolve the situation as quickly (and cleanly!) as possible.

Rather read than watch? Click here.

How to Prevent Snoring – Some Remedies That Work

good sleep

Do you snore? Or maybe it’s someone in your household,
like your partner, who’s the snorer. In either case, you’re a member of a very
large club.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 90 million Americans are affected by snoring. And 37 million of those people are affected by snoring on a regular basis.

Snoring is a problem that affects people of all ages.
And while men are more likely to snore than women, there are plenty of women
out there who snore too.

Snoring can keep everyone in the household from
getting a good night’s sleep. As a result, everyone will be so tired that they
can’t fully function during the day.

And, if you snore, it can be harmful to your health.
For example, many studies have linked snoring to heart disease.

Some people feel there’s nothing they can do about
their snoring. That it’s a problem they’ll just have to learn to live with.

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to
prevent snoring. And, below, you will find 7 remedies that are both popular and
effective.

To understand how you can prevent snoring, you need to
know what causes snoring in the first place.

What Causes Snoring?

When you sleep, the muscles in your throat relax. As a
result, your airway becomes more narrow. And if your tongue relaxes enough to
fall back into your throat, it will partially obstruct the air passage, making
it narrower still.

As you inhale, the walls of your throat will vibrate.
That vibration is the sound people hear when you snore. And the more narrow
your airway is, the more forceful (and loud) those vibrations will be.

Effective snoring remedies work by opening up the
airway, and keeping the air passage free of obstruction.

7 Ways to Prevent Snoring

There are many ways to prevent snoring. Even surgery
is a possible option.

Surgery can sometimes be an effective treatment for
snoring. But many of these surgeries are expensive, invasive, and involve a
long and painful recovery process. Not to mention the fact that there’s …

Common Reasons for Divorce: Fishing, the Internet…and Snoring

divorce

So what are the most common reasons married couples
get divorced?

There was a time when the most likely answers to that
question were financial problems, infidelity, or one
partner’s drinking problem. And those things are still to blame for the
dissolution of some marriages.

However, some of the reasons given for divorce now
days are a lot more unexpected.

According to this article [https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/906621/divorce-reasons-UK-snoring-fishing-vegetarians-marriage-relationships]
a British study found that these are the top 15 reasons for divorce in the UK:

  1. Illness.
  2. Snoring.
  3. One partner spending too much time at the gym.
  4. One partner feeling unappreciated by the other.
  5. One partner not knowing how to handle money.
  6. Different political views.
  7. One partner becoming vegetarian, or drastically changing their eating habits in some other way.
  8. Fishing.
  9. Sexual problems (like one partner losing interest in sex).
  10. Suspicions of infidelity.
  11. Disagreements about traveling (i.e. one partner wants to travel, but the other doesn’t).
  12. One partner putting the needs and well being of their mother over their spouse.
  13. One partner spending too much time on the phone or Internet.
  14. One partner not doing enough to help raise and care for the children.
  15. A partner who smokes refusing to give up cigarettes.

With most of these reasons for divorce, it seems like
the problem could be resolved. The couple could talk things out and come to
terms with their differing opinions. One spouse could commit to changing their
behavior (for example, the smoker could stop smoking). Or the couple could seek
marriage counseling.

And then there is snoring, a problem much more
difficult to resolve.

How Can Snoring Hurt Your
Marriage?

It’s estimated that at least 1 out of every 3 people
over the age of 30 snores. And many of those snorers are married.

The UK isn’t the only place where snoring is
recognized as a common cause of divorce. In the US, it’s estimated that snoring
is the second or third most common reason married couples split up. And
according to a study done by Rush University Medical Center’s Sleep Disorders
Clinic [https://www.rush.edu/services/sleep-disorders-service-and-research-center],
divorce rates are much higher among …

What Causes Snoring?

snoring man

When some people sleep, the tissues in their airways relax. As they breathe, the air vibrates these tissues. The result is snoring. Many people snore some of the time. It can  happen when you’ve got a cold or sinus infection, if you’re sleeping on your back, or even if you’ve had a bit of alcohol.

For others, snoring is chronic. It disrupts sleep, and can impact everyone in the household. Worse, snoring can be a sign of obesity, sleep deprivation, or sleep apnea. Some sufferers even have structural problems with their nose, throat, or mouth.

Anybody who snores should check in with their doctor. This is especially true for people who have other health conditions, are overweight, or who are excessively tired. Other warning signs include gagging or choking during sleep, sore throats in the morning, and difficulty concentrating. Finally, it is especially urgent to seek medical care if anyone reports that the snorer stops breathing throughout the night.

Now the good news! There are several reliable snoring remedies available. Snorers don’t have to continue suffering, and neither do their loved ones. Check out these proven snoring cures.

Home Remedies For Snoring

If your snoring is mild, happens only on occasion, and you don’t have any related health concerns, there are some home remedies and over the counter solutions for you to try.

Side Sleeping

‘Roll over!’ Sleep-deprived people everywhere have uttered this command to their snoring partners. It’s common because it’s surprisingly effective. When you sleep on your back, your tongue and soft palate tend to slide backwards. This constricts airflow, and causes that familiar vibrating snore. By rolling over to your side, you clear your airways and can then breathe without snoring.

Losing Weight

If you’re overweight, you carry excess fat in places you can see, and in places you cannot. Your throat is one of the latter. Those excess pounds can lead to soft, bulky throat tissue. When you try to breathe as you sleep, all of that tissue rattles causing you to snore, sometimes quite loudly.

You can help reduce your symptoms by taking off …

What to Wear to Sleep: It Makes a Bigger Difference Than You Think!

couple in pajamas

You’ve probably invested more than you realize in your quest to get a good night of sleep. A decent mattress and box spring can cost upward of a thousand dollars. Then there are sheet sets, blankets, comforters, sleeping masks, and the perfect pillow. You adjust the lighting in your room, and the temperature too.

That’s a lot of effort and money, but it’s all for a good cause. It’s important that you get a restful sleep. When was the last time you put much thought into what you wear to bed? It can make a bigger difference than you realize.

Substance Over Style

Take a look at the sleepwear section of any store. You’ll see a lot of variety. There are nightgowns, negligees, footed sleepers, traditional two piece sets, sleeping jackets, lounge pants, and so much more. There’s also no shortage of options when it comes to colors, fabrics, and characters. If you’re a fan of a cartoon character, movie, or even an emoji, you can probably find pajamas of it. You can even get coordinated PJs for the entire family.

All of this is really fun, but there’s a problem. Most pajamas are lousy for sleeping. They twist, bunch, and ride up. They don’t keep you warm enough, or you wake up sweaty and overheated. When you wash them, they fade and pill. To find better pajamas, you have to look beyond style and focus on substance.

The Best Fabric Options For Your Sleepwear

The first thing to consider is feel. If your sleepwear doesn’t feel good, you aren’t going to get a good night of sleep. If you think flannel is itchy, or silk just feels weird to you, then don’t buy pajamas made from those materials.

Of course, feel isn’t the only thing to consider. Something could be very comfortable for lounging around the house and watching TV, but make you absolutely miserable in bed. You want something that will help you maintain a comfortable body temperature, and that fits comfortably all night long. Here are some of your options:

  • Silk – This fabric is great

Snoring: What Causes It and How To Get a Quiet Night’s Sleep

Snoring is a common problem that many of us experience, but it’s not usually something to worry about, reports The Independent.

However, if you regularly snore at night, it can disrupt the quality of our sleep leading to extreme fatigue, irritability and increased health problems.

And, if your snoring keeps your partner awake, it can also put a huge strain on your relationship.

In 2017, a Bupa survey looking into the sleeping habits of 2,000 UK adults found that a third of people who struggled to sleep said their partner was to blame.

Read more at www.independent.co.uk

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/01/snoring/…

How To Recover Lost Sleep

With everything the world can offer right now, what most people are longing for the most is sleep. Millions are losing sleep each day (or night, rather) because of conditions like sleep apnea or maybe by their own choice. Unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet, lack of exercise, preoccupation with gadgets, etc. are just some of the reasons why a lot of people are wide awake when they should be fast asleep already. But the damage has been done. You are already doing your body a lot of harm by neglecting to sleep so that your body can recuperate and recharge in preparation for activities for the next day.

It is worse if you put snoring in the equation because not only does the snorer suffer from breathlessness or their bodies losing sleep or oxygen but their spouses likewise have to endure this annoying habit that also affects their sleep quite negatively. Sleep deprivations lead to daytime sleepiness and mood swings that can easily take your day down the drain and even make you more prone to accidents as you lose focus and attention from the lack of sleep. The snorers, on the other hand, can experience a thickening of their arteries making blood circulation even more difficult. If this goes on for a long time, your health is compromised and your lifetime shortened too.

So, just like other maladies, the scale and management of the problem are wholly dependant on the exact cause.

“The first step to tackling snoring is to capture some sound bites. You can do this by downloading a recording app, which will provide you with excellent collateral evidence of snoring, as well as sleep quality and duration,” says McKenna.

However, it may be that some heavy, regular snorers have sleep apnoea, a condition where the airways become completely blocked during sleep; symptoms include large pauses in breathing, and waking-up gasping for air. Regardless of whether it’s snoring or sleep apnoea, the first step is visiting your GP, says McKenna.

(Via: https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-snoring-and-how-to-stop-it-for-good-35724139.html)

Men are more prone to snoring than women. The elderly people got a nasty habit …

How Long Does it Take to Fall Asleep?

woman trying to sleep

A few years ago, the CDC set out to answer this very question. The answer is that the average person takes about 22 minutes to fall asleep. You can take quite a bit longer than that and still  have normal sleep patterns, or fall asleep much faster.

Still, the rate at which you fall asleep can be very revealing. If you take too long to get to sleep, not only do you risk not getting enough sleep, it could be a sign that something else is going on. Do you fall asleep the moment your head hits the pillow? You could be overworking yourself, or not getting enough restful sleep.

Of course, when most people touch on this subject, they’re usually concerned with one thing. They aren’t falling asleep fast enough, and it’s having a negative impact on them. We’ll focus on that.

Trouble Falling Asleep? Here Are Some Common Causes

If you can’t fall asleep easily, you could be troubled by some relatively minor, temporary issues. These include:

  • Feeling Upset Nervous or Excited
  • Having a Cold or Other Minor Ailment
  • Sleeping in Unfamiliar or Uncomfortable Surroundings
  • Uncomfortable Room Temperature
  • Exercising Too Close to Bedtime
  • Drinking Coffee Near Bedtime

Each of these problems can often be remedied with a small adjustment to your lifestyle, or they can go away on their own.

Now Some More Serious Causes

If depresion, anxiety, or other health problems are preventing you from falling asleep, your best course of action is to speak with your doctor.

If your partner snores, it can be very difficult to fall asleep. Of course, that can lead to irritability, and trouble functioning. Snoring can also cause your partner to have sleep disturbances. It’s imperative that you find the root cause of the snoring, and explore your treatment options.

How Can Chronotype Impact Your Sleep?

You may have heard the term ‘circadian rhythm’. This is what impacts your tendency to be inactive or active depending on the time of the day. Your chronotype is a manifestation of this. It …