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That’s Snore Way to Sleep

  snoring sleep tips health
Monday, December 2, 2013

Snoring, a phenomena experienced globally might seem ubiquitous enough but look closely and you will find a health hazard lying underneath in the form of sleep apnea. These sleep disorders interrupt a person’s breathing during sleep and in apnea, one’s breathing can even stop repeatedly, over hundreds of times. The natural consequence of this is the deprivation of oxygen to the body. One major cause of snoring or sleep apnea is a blocked nasal passage or airway and this can be fixed to a certain extent with the right kind of mattress and pillow. Jonathan Steven’s specially designed mattresses suit any kind of sleeper from sideways to on the stomach, helping the airway remain open throughout the night.

Who Is At Risk

Although sleep apnea can happen at any age and even to children there are certain risk factors such as being male, overweight and above 40 increases the chances. Some other indicators are having a large neck size, larger tongue, tonsils or a smaller jaw bone. Family history of sleep apnea, GERD or sinus complications due to allergies too increase the risk.

The Effects Of Snoring And Apnea On The Health

There are a growing number of health problems associated with sleep apnea and sleep disorders attributed with excessive snoring. Prime concerns are stroke, irregular heartbeat, heart failure, heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes, ADHD, depression and more. In fact, the daily symptoms of this condition include poor performance in daily activities, at school or work, inability to react to situations while driving, during studies and so on.

Change Your Sleeping Habits

While the exact treatment of sleep apnea aren’t certain yet but your sleeping habits are a good indicator of how well you manage snoring. To start with, sleep always on your sides. This will prevent the airway from blocking due to one’s own body weight. To prevent yourself from sliding onto the stomach or back, sew a pocket to the back of your pajama and put a tennis ball in it. This ought to prevent you from straightening up. Also, keep your head portion raised as opposed to the legs of the bed by either using special cervical pillows or putting bricks under the bed.

Left untreated, sleeping disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea gradually grow and eventually lead to a plethora of health complications. It all starts with sleeping at the right times, on the right mattress and in an appropriate environment.