7 Easy Fixes for Snoring

pillowsSnoring can be a sign that the sufferer may have underlying serious medical problems. Normally, when we sleep, air passes from the nose to the back of the throat to the lungs. However, in a person with sleep apnoea, the upper airway relaxes and collapses, leading to blockage. This leads the tissues to vibrate and make a snoring sound. Sleep apnoea needs to be treated as soon as possible because it can give rise to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

An article from http://www.webmd.com talks about several solutions for snoring.

  • Change your sleeping position. Lying on your back makes the base of your tongue and soft palate collapse to the back wall of your throat, causing a vibrating sound during sleep. Sleeping on your side may help prevent this. Taping tennis balls to the back of your pyjamas can also stop you from sleeping on your back.

  • Lose weight. If you've gained weight and started snoring and did not snore before you gained weight, weight loss may help.

  • Avoid alcohol. Alcohol and sedatives reduce the resting tone of the muscles in the back of your throat, making it more likely you'll snore. Avoid alcohol four to five hours before your bedtime.

  • Good sleep hygiene. Sleep and wake up at the same time each day and sleep for at least seven hours at night.

  • Open your airways. Hot showers, saltwater rinses, neti pots, nasal strips and decongestants can do the trick.

  • Change your pillows. Dust mites accumulate in pillows and can cause allergic reactions that can lead to snoring. Allowing pets to sleep on the bed cause you to breathe in animal dander, another common irritant.

  • Drink lots of fluids. Secretions in your nose and soft palate become stickier when you're dehydrated. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.