12 Jul Snoring is ruining my sleep!
Yes, it happens to the best of us. Those loud, unattractive honking and huffing noises. Making it just about impossible for anyone else in the room to get a good night’s sleep (including the snorer!).
Sound like someone you know? Snoring isn’t just noisy and annoying. It’s a form of sleep-disordered breathing. It disrupts healthy and restorative sleep and is also linked to increased risks for other health problems. People who snore are at greater risk for obstructive sleep apnea. So how do you fix the problem so everyone at home can get a peaceful and well rested night’s sleep? Here are some of our snoring survival tips:
- Maintain a healthy weight: carrying any excess weight significantly elevates the chances of snoring
- Quit your smoking habit: There are many reasons you should give us smoking. But a smoker is more likely to snore due to the smoke irritating the sensitive tissues of the nose, throat and airway.
- Move to your side: When you sleep on your back it can lead to a narrower airway, so move to your side to open things up a little.
- Allergies: Seek treatment for allergies. Congestion and irritation in the nose and throat are common causes of snoring.
- Avoid alcohol before bed: Alcohol causes exaggerated muscle relaxation and can increase your chance of snoring.
A healthy bedtime routine as well as a comfortable and supportive mattress also make a difference to your quality of sleep. If you’d like to chat about how we can help you achieve your best night’s sleep get in touch with one of our friendly mattress experts.
Here’s to a quiet night’s sleep…