-Best Snoring aids / Solutions-. You may be aware of snoring by seeing your parents or grand-parents since your childhood. It is regarded as a mere disturbance or nuance rather than a serious health risk and that is the biggest problem.
We all have this enemy of our health but unfortunately, we are not even aware of this. Those who take this problem seriously and take doctor’s advice will get benefited and in most cases diagnosis says that it is obstructive sleep apnea. More than 18 million American adults have sleep apnea, and many of them don’t know about it. Some people think their snoring is just a by-product of their busy lifestyle and taking lesser sleep than required.
For all of us, it is very important to know the difference between occasional snoring and apnea.
What causes snoring :
- Basic reason – Obstructed nasal airways, poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue, bulky throat tissue etc.
- Alcohol consumption, smoking
- Nasal and sinus problems
- Sleep posture
In initial stages it could be treated:
In very initial stage if taken seriously and by following a regular exercise routine, right eating habits, no alcohol/smoke, changing sleeping posture and 10-15 minute daily yoga practice one can overcome the snoring.
If not treated then it could become more dangerous – the beginning of obstructive sleep apnea.
Consequences of ‘Sleep Apnea’ :
- Higher risk for heart attacks and strokes
- Low oxygen levels in the blood
- Long interruptions of breathing
- Frequent waking from sleep
- Chronic headaches
- Laziness and sleepiness during daytime or working hours
- Irregular heart rhythm, or arrhythmia
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD
- Mental Health Issues
- Less Sexual Satisfaction
How to overcome Snoring :
Most of us are very keen about the solutions we can try to minimise this problem, we all are ready to pay for any ready-made available solution, but if someone says that you need to add discipline in your life like right eating habits and regular physical exercise/yoga schedule then 90% of the people node positively immediately, but hardly take any serious step to overcome the problem.
These are the suggested solutions:
- The determination to add discipline of right eating/drinking habits and a regular routine for physical exercise.
- Yoga: Yoga exercises help proper breathing, improved blood circulation and increased lung capacity as well as ensure that your air passages remain completely open.
This is advised to get trained by an expert yoga teacher.There are few Yoga techniques/asanas found to be useful in curing the snoring :
- Anulom vilom pranayama.
- Brahmari Pranayama or Humming Bee Pose
- Ujjayi Pranayama
- Chanting of OM
- Surya Namaskar