August Bank Holiday weekend marks the end of the British summer. But ‘Indian Summers’ increasingly likely, snorers with hay fever still need help to sleep through the late summer nights.
Hay fever makes your Spring and Summer snoring worse
Spring-season hay fevers are generally caused by an allergy to tree pollen. Summer hay fevers are commonly due to an allergy to grass pollen.
When microscopic pollen particles are breathed in, your immune system identifies them as potentially dangerous. To keep the invaders out, your airways close up and fill with sticky mucous causing flu-like congestion.
Sleeping allergy-suffers struggle to breathe. Trying to force air through narrow, congested airways causes the harsh rasping noise of snoring.
Indian Summers – A new season of allergies to aggravate your snoring
Weed pollens appear later in the year, rather than tree and grass pollens. Ragweed, dock, mug wort, nettle, plantain and others shed their allergy-causing pollen well into late summer.
Climate change means more late season Indian Summers and more weeds thriving and shedding pollen well into the early autumn.
Enjoy a ate summer with a Snoreeze solution to your hay fever snoring
Snoring is a symptom of sleep-disordered breathing caused by collapsed or congested airways and made worse if you suffer late summer hay fever.
Reducing your exposure to late summer pollen helps ease your late summer snoring problem. Keeping windows closed, drying bedding only indoors, frequent vacuuming and wearing a pollen filter mark might not be practical for you.
Snoreeze products offer an easier way to relieve the symptoms of hay fever aggravated snoring. Natural peppermint extracts, menthols and eucalyptus oils in Snoreeze oral strips, nasal and throat sprays and rinses reduce allergic inflammation and swelling, re-opening congested airways.
Let Snoreeze help you enjoy an Indian Summer with a weekend of easy breathing and restful, snore-free nights. www.snoreeze.com.
Snoring and nasal congestion – what is nasal congestion?
‘If only I could breathe through my nose, I would stop snoring now!’
How many times have you thought that? Blowing your nose is like trying to force your way through heavy traffic by driving closer to the car in front. It just makes congestion worse.
That is because the amount of catarrh in your nose, is only half of the congestion problem.
Nasal congestion causes snoring – Snoring worsens nasal congestion
It is a vicious circle. Snoring is the sound of your body struggling to force air through too narrow airways. Your narrowed airways collapse inwards with a loud rasping snore and become dry, sore and swollen. Your body tries to protect the dry and inflamed membranes by over-producing the thick, sticky substance you recognise as catarrh.
Heavy catarrh plus narrowed airways make congestion. A cold, hay fever or other allergy will make that congestion worse and make you snore even more.
Opening your airways eases nasal congestion and relieve snoring
Snoreeze natural ingredients are formulated to ease congestion, relieve the discomfort of dry soreness by helping you breathe freely and easily through open airways.
Natural peppermint extracts, menthols and eucalyptus oils in Snoreeze snoring relief oral strips, nasal and throat sprays reduce inflammation, soothe dry soreness and ease nasal congestion.
Break the vicious circle of nasal congestion and problem snoring. Breathe more easily, rest more easily and snore less with Snoreeze.
It's estimated that 25% of the UK population suffer from hay fever. When you're all bunged up and your eyes are itchy, it's hard to get the sleep you need.
Here are our 5 top tips for making sure you don't lose sleep over hay fever this year.
Pollen is sticky and can stay in your hair until washed out properly. The last thing you want is to get pollen on your pillow and end up having an allergy attack in the middle of the night. Pollen can also stay on your clothes for hours after you have been outside. Shower before bed to remove any pollen from your skin, and get dressed in the bathroom so that pollen from your clothes doesn't contaminate your bedroom.
Vaccuum to remove any pollen that has settled on the floor or in your carpet. Using a damp cloth when you dust will also help to make sure that dust and pollen cling to the cloth, rather than just being spread around. It's tempting to leave your bedroom windows open during the summer, but try to leave them closed during the day when the pollen count is highest.
The summer months are great for being able to get your laundry washed and dried quickly. But hanging your bedding out when the pollen count is high could prove to be a silly mistake. Try drying your bedding on a clothes horse indoors. It takes a little longer, but it should reduce the amount of pollen on the sheets and put an end to your night-time sneezing fits.
Many people believe that eating locally-produced honey can help to reduce hay fever symptoms*. The theory is that the pollen contained in the honey will help to build up your immunity to the allergens around you. And let's face it, even if this method hasn't been fully backed by clinical trials just yet, it's a solution that's tasty to try!
Recent studies show links between certain hay fever medications and conditions such as Alzheimers** - prompting people to turn to more natural remedies as a solution for their runny, blocked noses. Pollen allergies can cause your nasal passages to become inflamed and swollen, making it hard for you to breathe through your nose. As well as making it hard for you to fall asleep, this congestion limits airflow, increasing air turbulence and making you more likely to snore. The natural ingredients in Snoreeze Nasal Spray help to decongest your nasal passages, meaning that you can breathe easily again - and the great news is, it's safe to use every night!