• Try to lose weight: It is well-documented that overweight people often snore. Being overweight can lead to snoring because fat accumulates under the tongue, in the palate and in the throat, making it more difficult for air to pass and the narrow respiratory passages more likely to vibrate. Just a couple of extra kilos can ca...Read More
Snoring is caused by vibrations from the soft palate and other tissue in the mouth, nose and throat. The vibrations are caused by turbulence in the respiratory passages when we breathe. The turbulence is caused by a partial blocking of the respiratory passages, which can be anywhere between the tip of the nose to the vocal cho...Read More
When the air passages are constricted, turbulence in the air flow occurs during breathing. This turbulence makes the soft tissue in the respiratory passages vibrate, causing the snoring sound. The structures involved are the uvula and the soft palate. The irregular air flow is often due to one of the following causes:
• Being o...
People who suffer from the common sleep disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, of which the most significant sign is loud and heavy, snoring, are seven times more likely to have a road accident than other drivers.
The research shows that up to 11% of drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel.
In sleep apnoea ...
A Brief History Of the MAD
Everyone knows that snoring can create domestic disharmony, (ending in divorce) but few are aware of how this can harm the perpetrator’s performance while awake.
An understanding, therefore, of the mechanism of this sleep-breathing disorder will make clear the cause of the noise, the after effect on th...
About one in 100 of the UK population will develop nasal polyps at some stage in their life. They can affect anyone, although most cases occur in those over the age 40 and they are rare in children under 16. They are four times more common in men than women.
Polyps are painless non-cancerous growths found inside the...
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a sleeping disorder which results in pauses during breathing whilst asleep. The patient is often unaware they have the condition and it is usually noticed by their partners who notice these pauses in their breath pattern whilst they are asleep. Patients with OSA o...Read More
Underlying Medical Conditions
Sometimes snoring can be the result of a medical condition. It is important that this condition is recognised, diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Don’t put ill health down to snoring. If in doubt – check it out!
One of the most usual illnesses that make us snore is the common cold. The airwa...
14% of men who snore have problems achieving an erection.
Severe snoring can disrupt the sex lives of both partners because it causes tiredness, irritability and, in men, makes an erection difficult as was found in a study presented at a meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians in Chicago.
Carried out a...
What Happens During Sleep
Many people think of their sleeping bodies as if they were cars parked for the night–motionless, engines off, headlights dimmed. But sleep is an amazingly complex state of being. As we sleep, muscles tense and relax. Pulse, temperature and blood pressure rise and fall. Chemicals crucial for well-being ...Read More
Nothing is better for your health than undisturbed sleep. But snoring can disturb your sleep pattern leaving you feeling tired during the day. As well as having an impact on your mood, lack of sleep puts a severe strain on your body and on your blood pressure which can lead to serious health issues. The heart, art...
It is a fact that obesity and snoring are linked. This is not so surprising when you consider that fat laid down on the windpipe restricts the airway and leads to the sound called snoring.
As well as increasing the likelihood of snoring, obesity also leads to other medical conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabe...
It’s all in the genes, snorers just can’t help it!
A cure for snoring could have come closer after research which suggests that the condition may be in the genes.
Experts hope the finding could lead to treatments to correct the faulty genes that cause people to snore, allowing them and their partners to sleep in peace.
Lack of Sleep
One ‘good night’s sleep’ is not enough. A Good Night’s Sleep is the product of night after night of undisturbed, uninterrupted sleep with a duration of around eight hours in a bed that provides adequate comfort, support and space. And what matters is how you feel in the morning. If you wake up full of renewed ener...Read More
Unreasonable behaviour is by far the most frequently cited reason for divorce in Britain, with about 65,000 divorces granted on that basis in 2001 and about 4 times as many women as men opting for it. This is mainly because it is one of only two ways (the other is adultery) to get a ‘quickie’ divorce – and one that does...Read More
Three-quarters of Britons snore
Snoring can be a serious problem
Three-quarters of British adults are snorers, and one in three snores so badly it stops their partner from sleeping, research has found.
The study, commissioned by hotel chain Travelodge, named Coventry as the nation’s snoring capital, with 90% of the locals afflict...
Snoring can place severe strain on a relationship. Imagine sleeping next to a buzz-saw every night. Before long, you will become angry and resentful. You may even start waking the snorer up to stop the noise or to reposition them. In the morning, you are both tired and upset from the night’s disturbance. In ...Read More