Snoring: How It Affects You, Your Life and Your Relationships

 

Snoring isn’t something most people worry about until they have to sleep with a light-sleeper, or it becomes embarrassingly loud. In fact, unless they are used to sharing their room with someone, most people don’t even know or realize that they snore.

And even if they do get to know, or are told that they snore, it’s not uncommon that people simply shrug it away, as they feel it doesn’t affect them in anyway. This is where they went wrong though, as snoring affect people in so many different ways. Keep reading to find out what snoring does to you, and how it affects you and your relationships.

What causes snoring and how it affects you.

There are many things that may cause snoring, from your weight, to the position you sleep in to even the food and drink you consume in your day to day life. Snoring usually happens when your airway isn’t free, and the air can’t move freely through the nose and throat during the night.

Snoring can really affect your sleep, often giving you fitful sleep, and making you tired or grumpy during the day. It can also keep you or your bed-mate awake, resulting in not getting proper sleep; which in turn will affect your heath as lack of sleep affects the immune system. Neither of this is good for a relationship, and it may even cause a strain in it. No one likes an irritated and touchy person, especially someone they have to be around every day. Lack of sleep also affects a person’s looks, sense of humor and even their attitude and personality.

Snoring or something a little more.

First up, we need to find out how bad you’re snoring is, and if it’s something more than snoring. Get a friend or family member to sleep next to you, or in the same room, and keep an eye on you as you sleep. You can also record yourself if you feel you will be troubling them unnecessarily. Ask them (or listen carefully) if your breathing was even and consistent, as an uneven, choppy snore, peppered with gasps or snorts could mean that you have sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea could make you tired during the day (another sign you can watch out for), make your reflexes slow, and give you poor concentration. Sleep apnea cure in Sydney is largely similar to the cures of snoring, apart from a few exercises that can be done to strengthen the muscles to your airway.

The cure for it all.

For sleep apnea cure and to prevent snoring, there are a few simple steps to follow.

Avoid sleeping on your back, as this puts your neck in a difficult angle, making it hard for your air to flow freely. Use a body pillow to help you sleep on your side. Avoiding alcohol, smoking, caffeine and heavy meals is also vital when trying to get rid of both apnea and snoring. Losing weight and getting plenty of fluids too can make a huge deference when trying to stop snoring.
Clean your pillows, wash them if possible, and get rid of the dust, as dust too effects your snoring. Replace them every 6 months if you cannot wash them. Avoid sharing your bed and pillows with pets if they shed a lot of fur. Arrange your bed and pillows in a way that they don’t obstruct you’re sleeping.

Try to get a shower before you sleep, as this relaxes your body, and unclogs your nose and throat too if it’s blocked, further freeing your airway…