What Type of Snorer Are You?
Choosing the right treatment to solve your snoring problem means knowing a little about why you snore, how you snore and what makes your snoring worse. Let us help you understand what is going on and how snoring relief aids help you treat the cause of your snoring.
Snoring might seem to you like the problem itself. But really, it is only the most obvious symptom of a much more serious underlying problem. The root cause of snoring is ‘sleep disordered breathing’. The only effective way to stop your snoring is to treat the root cause.
Regular snoring can be very loud with more impact on the sleep of your partner than on yours. The main cause of this type of snoring is dehydration and relaxed airways that collapse in on themselves when you sleep. This allows the soft lining of the airways to vibrate causing the rasping sound of snoring.
Allergy, Cold and Blocked Nose Snoring
A blocked nose, cold or allergy and make you snore at certain times of the year. Allergic reactions to dust, pollen, animal material or a virus causes nasal congestion that restricts airflow through the nasal passages. Congestion can cause you to breathe your mouth drying your throat and increasing the vibrations that lead to snoring.
Snoring caused by interrupted breathing whilst sleeping
If you are suffering daytime tiredness or sleepiness during the day, or if your loud and sudden snoring frequently wakes your partner, you might be suffering the sleep related breathing disorder, sleep apnoea. The most common form of sleep apnoea, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), is caused when lack of muscle tone in the upper airway allows it to collapse, or when the soft palate at the back of the throat partially or fully closes the airway. If you experience any of these symptoms your doctor will be able to talk to you about the available treatments.
Seasonal, occasional or now-and-again snoring
Some snoring is difficult to label or tie down to a particular time or cause. It might be you only snore when you have got a cold or had too good a night out, sleep in a strange bed or place. There might be a number of factors causing your snoring, but they are probably all made worse by nasal congestion and dryness in your throat.
Embarrassing and Away-From-Home Snoring
Snoring away from home, particularly among strangers and new acquaintances can be embarrassing. We offer compact, dry products ideal for travellers and easily carried in hand luggage.
Snoreeze snoring relief aids offer a complete range of effective products to help you stop snoring and tailored to the way you snore and the way you live.
Snoreeze Snoring Relief Products
Choosing the right treatment to solve your snoring problem
What Should You Expect Them To Do For You?
Reduce Snoring Loudness
Snoring relief means reducing the vibration in airways of the nose and throat that is amplified in the space at the back of your throat.
Increased Natural Rehydration
Stimulating the delicate lining of your airways to re-hydrate prevents the shrinking that makes more space for amplifying the vibrations.
Long Lasting Relief
By locking in the moisture of rehydration, further drying is prevented assuring you of up to 8 hours relief. Delivery of active ingredients to where they are most effective
Snoreeze moisture restoring spherulites naturally seek out your delicate airway lining even when it is covered with dried mucous.
Soothing Lubrication of Dried Airways
Restored hydration reduces the stickiness of the lining of your airways relieving feelings of rough dryness preventing dry, sore skin from rubbing.
Which Snoreeze treatment should I use for my snoring?
For congested nasal breathing and allergy related snoring;
Snoreeze Nasal Spray and Nasal Strips eases snoring caused by a cold, allergies or a blocked nose. Natural active ingredients open your nasal airways for effective snoring relief for up to 8 hours.
Dry throat and back of the throat related snoring – the regular snorer;
Snoreeze Throat Spray’s long lasting action targets the main cause of snoring by penetration the dry mucous that coats your airways during sleep. It rehydrates, soothes and lubricates the delicate skin at the back of your throat for up to 8 hours.
Loud, Sudden and violent intermittent snoring;
Violent and intermittent snoring several times a night may be more disturbing to your partner than to you. Day time sleepiness might also be a sign that you may have the sleep related breathing disorder, sleep apnoea. Your doctor will be best to lead you through the available treatments including the Snoreeze Oral Device. Fitting to your bite like a sports gum shield, the adjustable design gently positions your jaw in a slightly forward position helping to clear the obstructed airways and maintain your normal, healthy breathing.
Some snoring is difficult to label or tie down to a particular time or cause. It might be you only snore when you have a cold, had too good a night out, sleep in a strange bed or place. There might be a number of factors causing your snoring but they are made worse by nasal congestion and dryness in the throat.
A combination of Snoreeze throat spray and nasal spray will provide relief from both the rehydration and congestion that contribute to the multiple causes of snoring.
Snoreeze snoring relief aids offer a complete range of effective products to help you stop snoring and are tailored to the way you snore and the way you live.
*Sleep apnoea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. If you suspect you have OSA, we recommend you see your doctor.
Snoring: It’s Not Me It’s Definitely You, And Your Problem!
Problem snoring is easily solved when both halves of a couple act as one and this is the best way forward. However, the nightly snoring of one half of a bed-sharing couple can all too easily become ‘someone else’s problem’ an SEP. For the snorer, who might well sleep through the whole night undisturbed, it is not a problem for them. While for the non-sleeping, non-snorer, their partner’s snoring may disturb them but is not their problem to solve either.
A double SEP, and they are both wrong. That’s because, like every problem in a relationship, snoring is a shared problem that won’t get sorted until both partners see it that way.
If you have been there, then your sympathy might be with the sleep deprived non-snorer. But you have to feel something for the partner who snores unaware. Snorers are not encouraged to admit they snore; and who can blame them? Snorers get such bad press. The media portrays snorers as the worst combination of old, lazy and ignorant. Yet the truth is that more than half of us do snore.
What most snorers do not realise is the damage snoring could be doing to their own health, even while they sleep on regardless. Snoring is a symptom of sleep disordered breathing. This could be caused by anything from a seasonal or persistent allergy – such as hay fever or a reaction to feather pillows, to sleep apnoea – when normal breathing temporarily ceases entirely. Interruptions in sleep time breathing cause oxygen starvation. Researchers are increasingly convinced that repeat events of oxygen starvation increase your risk of serious diseases including high blood pressure, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, stroke and dementia.
The health of one partner in a relationship is quite definitely not an SEP. What’s more, the sleep deprivation inflicted on the non-snoring partner can have similar long-term health implications for the non-snorer.
So what can be done?
Well, maybe the first step is for each partner to set aside their own interests and make the wellbeing of the other their primary concern. The non-snorer might help the snorer counter the health risks of persistent oxygen deprivation by creating a more comfortable, allergy free sleeping environment. They might discuss their concerns over possible sleep apnoea or research products for the relief of sleep disordered breathing. The snorer might try to understand the impact of sleep deprivation on their non-snoring partner. Listen to them – stories of tiredness and irritability at work, fears over their career and even sleepiness when driving. Do not risk their health through an avoidable lack of sleep. Take the lead in trialling products to help you both find the healthy, restorative night-time sleep you both need to be at your daytime best.
Snoring is a particularly difficult one for couples because it happens when neither partner is best placed to help the other. The problem that occurs at night, is best sought out in the day. Just remember, there is no SEP in a strong relationship, unless it stands for ‘sharing every problem’.
Everyone should check their critical measurements to find out if their weight is impacting their efforts to stop snoring or is in fact making the problem worse!
Overweight and obesity is measured on a scale called the Body Mass Index (BMI). A measurement of fat stored in your body. If you have a high BMI it definitely will not help!
Excess fat puts pressure on your body’s system when you sleep. Fat around your neck causes the airways of your nose and throat to collapse, constricting the airways. The extra effort just to keep breathing causes the side of your airways to rub harshly together, making the sound we know as snoring.
Your collar size is also an indicator. Research shows that women with a collar size of more than 16 inches and men with a neck size of more than 17 inches are more likely to suffer the more serious snoring disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). OSA is being linked to many serious long term diseases including heart attack, stroke, diabetes and dementia.
Getting close to a normal range BMI is the one top tip from the NHS to stop snoring. Anything that helps you to keep you breathing freely and easily whilst you sleep will help relieve your snoring problem. Snoreeze can help.
Snoreeze nasal and throat spray; directly targeting snoring caused by colds, allergies or a block nose. A unique blend of effective ingredients ease congestion and soreness for easy breathing and a peaceful night’s sleep.
Just like the breathing aids used by athletes, Snoreeze nasal strips help and support the nostrils. Keeping your nostrils open helps air to flow more easily in and out of your nasal passages.
For loud snoring and the relief of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, the reusable Snoreeze Oral Device stops your airways collapsing whilst you sleep. Keeping your jaw in the best position for easy breathing, the tissues are prevented from rasping together ending your snoring problem.
Snoreeze is the market leading in snoring relief. 20 years of active involvement in OTC healthcare underpins our response to the changing healthcare needs of customers in the UK and beyond through innovative product development.
DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM SNORING
The 4th July in the USA is Independence Day. On this day in 1776, 13 American States formerly finally broke their long relationship with Great Britain.
Britain and the Colonies had not been speaking for some time and the two were drifting apart in culture, outlook and ambitions. Countries and individuals are not all that different.
Strong relationships depend on talking. Talking at its best means being together in your own safe place and for couples this often means the bedroom.
A self-evident truth – you need better quality sleep
Bed is when you and your partner talk about what matters most. The 4th July Declaration lists the ‘self-evident’ truths vital to the successful pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.
The fact that one partner’s snoring drives the other to a separate bedroom is a self-evident truth for all too may British and American couples. If you are sleeping in separate rooms, your need for better quality sleep is self-evident too.
Stop snoring, sleep soundly, stay strong
Snoreeze believe you should not have to choose between your relationship and your sleep. With a little help from the Snoreeze range of snore relieving nasal and throat sprays, lozenges, oral tablets and the resuable Snoreeze oral device for very loud snoring and sleep apnoea, you can help your partner to stop snoring.
Assured of a full night of quality sleep, you and your partner can look forward to that time of talking that builds a strong relationship in your daily pursuit of life, liberty and happiness – together.
Stopping snoring may also help you to reduce your Alzheimer’s risk
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Put simply, Alzheimer’s is the early death of brain cells. This leads to fewer and fewer nerve connections between the surviving brain cells. For a properly functioning brain, the number of nerve connections are just as important as the number of living cells.
Losing more and more connections leads to increasing memory loss and a decline in mental powers of reasoning. Scientists are still trying to discover what causes this loss.
One area of growing interest is the role of ‘hypoxia’ in Alzheimer’s Disease. Hypoxia simply means oxygen starvation. Researchers into dementia are becoming more and more convinced that oxygen starvation is a powerful driver behind the development of Alzheimer’s.
Snoring is a sign of sleep related breathing interruptions and Hypoxia
Snoring is the sound of difficulty in breathing. Muscles that normally keep open the airways of the nose and throat relax during sleep. Unsupported by muscle tone, the lining of these airways collapse blocking them for up to several seconds many times a night.
Blocked airways cause oxygen starvation. The brain tries to turn the oxygen on again by forcing deeper breaths. Sudden breaths rattle through the obstructed airways causing loud, sometimes explosive, bursts of snoring.
The most severe form is snoring is a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). OSA suffers can snore loud enough to wake anyone sharing a bed, without waking themselves.
OSA is a response to on-going oxygen starvation. To stop snoring means finding a way to keep those airways open. This is the first step towards preventing night-time oxygen starvation and protecting yourself against Alzheimer’s.
Stop snoring, fight Hypoxia and reduce Alzheimer’s risk
Anything that helps you breathe freely and easily whilst you sleep will help relieve your snoring problems. Keeping your sleep area free of allergens like pollen, dust or pet hairs and making sure you have enough ventilation is a good start. Good pillow-support for your neck and head also helps.
You can help restore muscle tone to your airways and ease the dryness of your throat with tried and tested snoring relief aids such as Snoreeze lozenges and melt-in-the-mouth oral strips.
Snoreeze nasal spray and throat spray will directly target snoring caused by colds, allergies or a blocked nose. A unique blend of effective ingredients ease congestion and soreness for easy breathing and a peaceful night’s sleep.
Just like breathing aids used by athletes, Snoreeze nasal strips help brace and support the nostrils. Keeping your nostrils open helps air to flow in and out of your nasal passages more easily.
For loud, severe snoring the reusable Snoreeze oral device will keep your jaw in the best position for easy breathing. The sides of your throat are prevented from rasping against each other ending your snoring problem for you and your partner.
Save your relationship, kiss snoring Goodbye!
Your partner’s snoring might not be bad enough to break your relationship but if you have noticed it, that’s an admission it is putting it under strain.
If your partner is waking you several times a night, it is not just your relationship that is under strain but your health too!
Sleep disruption and snoring is more common among sufferers of many serious conditions including dementia, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
Snorers suffer breathing disruption, which robs their brains of its oxygen supply. Oxygen starvation increases a snorer’s risk of serious illness, but it is not only the snorer who suffers. The same diseases linked to sleep disordered breathing are also linked to sleep disruption caused by a snoring partner.
People who snore, or have their sleep disrupted by snoring, also tend to fare less well in daytime activities. People with poor sleep patterns and disordered breathing are more likely to report feelings of irritability, an inability to concentrate and reduced problem solving skills. They also tend to suffer daytime sleepiness, increasingly linked to cases of dangerous driving.
That is why helping your partner stop snoring can save your relationship, save him and save yourself. All you need is a little specialist help from Snoreeze, the brand leaders in snoring relief aids.
Snoreeze snoring relief aids offer a range of effective products to fit your needs and lifestyle. Easily included in your bedtime routine, Snoreeze snoring relief does not encroach on the intimacy of your sleeping together.
Choose Snoreeze throat lozenges and spray to help restore muscle tone to your partner’s airways and ease the feelings of dryness in the throat. Refreshingly minty and 100% natural, Snoreeze oral strips dissolve quickly in the mouth providing nightly snoring relief.
Snoreeze nasal spray and strips directly target snoring caused by colds, allergies or a blocked nose. The unique blend of effective ingredients helps ease congestion and soreness for easy breathing and a peaceful nights sleep.
Just like the breathing aids used by athletes, Snoreeze nasal strips help brace and support your partner’s nostrils. Keeping his nostrils open helps air to flow more easily in and out of his nasal passages.
For severe/heaving snoring, which is a sign of sleep disordered breathing it is likely that the snorer is not getting enough oxygen whilst they sleep, they may even have sleep apnoea. The reusable Snoreeze oral device will open airways helping you to breathe quietly and easily and also preventing your partner’s airways collapsing whilst he sleeps. By keeping his jaw in the best position for easy breathing, the device helps end his snoring problem.
Take action now to stop your partner snoring. Rediscover the intimacy of sleeping soundly together with the help of Snoreeze snoring relief aids.
Awareness: Men’s Health Week 12-18 June
Snoring won’t Kill him; but stop your man snoring and it could save his life!
One in 5 British men die before the age of 65. It is no coincidence that some of the biggest killers of men ie. Heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are linked to symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). OSA is a sleep disorder that causes a sudden break in breathing and very loud snoring.
The big killers of men are present more commonly in men with OSA
If your man’s sudden and very loud snoring often wakes you, then he probably has the symptoms of OSA. Stories of men sleeping through many OSA attacks in a single night are not unusual. Just because he doesn’t wake when he snores, that does not mean his health is not suffering. Showing signs of tiredness, being irritable and unable to concentrate after a night of loud snoring, the chances are his OSA is starting to affect this health.
How snoring and OSA put’s your man’s health at risk
Snoring is the noise made when he’s struggling to breathe whilst asleep. Obstruction of the airways gets more likely as men get older, less fit and put on weight. All these things weaken and put pressure on the muscles that should keep airways open. Obstructed airways means less air gets to the lungs. Sometimes the obstruction is so severe that no air gets to the lungs for between several seconds and up tp a minute. This is called an “apnoea” and if these occur with regularity you probably have OSA.
As a result, dangerously little oxygen gets to the brain. It reacts by momentarily waking him and causes him to take a sudden, deep and very noisy breath.
The Killers: Sleep apnoea and heart disease
With each OSA attack, your oxygen-starved brain tells your lungs and heart to work harder. This sudden speeding up breaks the natural rhythm of your heart, causing stress damage. Stress on your heart causes it to enlarge by thickening its walls. It is harder to get vital oxygen into the tissues of an enlarged heart, causing it to work less efficiently. OSA is giving your man a weaker, less efficient heart that is vulnerable to sudden stress. Everything he needs for a potentially fatal heart attack.
Not only does the heart speed up when your lungs are not getting enough oxygen, if you have an apnoea the whole body momentarily springs into action just to get the breathing started again. This action needs an energy supply. A hormone called insulin is vital to managing blood sugar during sleep and the day.
Everytime an apnoea attack wakes him up, the sudden demand for energy crashes his insulin management system. Eventually the body becomes insulin resistant leaving him unable to control his soaring blood sugar levels. This is type 2 Diabetes.
The Killers: Sleep apnoea and stroke
Strokes are caused by brain damage. This damage can be due to oxygen starvation when blood flow to the brain is blocked by a blood clot or by a burst blood vessel leaking blood into the brain.
A brain becomes more fragile with age. Increasing weight and lack of fitness make these blood vessels even narrower and more prone to blockage or bursts.
Sleep disorders, like OSA, starve a brain of oxygen and make a heart beat faster to make up for the shortfall. Extra blood pressure from a suddenly raised heart beat is dangerous for the brain. Heavy snoring is a sign that the brain is at risk of oxygen starvation.
Relieving snoring lowers the risk of early death – FACT!
Anything that helps your man to breathe easily whilst he sleeps will cut his risk of early death. Snore-free sleep will reduce stress on the heart and blood sugar levels.
Helping to keep airways open with the aid of Snoreeze all natural lozenges, nasal sprays, throat spray and dissolve in the mouth oral strips will ease night-time snoring. For heavy snoring, the Snoreeze oral device will gently keep him breathing freely all night long.
Stopping snoring is the effective first step towards lowering the risk of killer diseases and ensuring a long and healthy life.
Sleep apnoea is a condition in which a person stops breathing, either completely or somewhat, over and over again during sleep. These interruptions in breathing can be several seconds or even minutes long. The pauses in breathing disturb the normal sleep pattern and, if they are long enough, drop the oxygen level in the blood, eventually leading to other medical problems.
There are two main types of Sleep Apnoea:
In Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), the snorer is more or less strangled regularly during sleep. Imagine the part between the back of the nose and the voice-box as a hose pipe. Right, now imagine this hose pipe being frequently narrowed or closed off by negative pressure as the air inside is sucked out repeatedly. Something very similar happens to the air passage when a person has OSA.
In reality, the negative pressure happens when the snorer breaths in. The air passage closes off because the muscles holding it open are less active during sleep. Also, fatty tissue on the outside of the “hose pipe” can narrow the passage, making it easier to get blocked. Being overweight by only a few kilograms can significantly increase your chances of snoring, that can then develop into OSA.
When the air passage closes off, the snorer struggles to breathe and wakes up – gasping for air. The obstruction is then over, and normal breathing can carry on, allowing the snorer to fall asleep again. This happens over and over again during the night.
We all have heard a sleeping person snoring loudly, and then becomes quite, and starts breathing again with a gasp or snort. This is the classic description of a person with OSA. If severe enough, symptoms can include mood swings, depression, feeling tired, even when you’ve had plenty of sleep, and morning headaches.
The second and less common type of sleep apnoea is Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA) in which there are pauses in breathing during sleep without obstruction to the air passage. In this instance, the brain “forgets” to send signals to the lungs to breathe. Since blockage of the air passage is not required to produce CSA, snoring is usually not a major symptom and may not be at all. CSA is usually the result of other medical conditions like some brain disorders, heart failure, drugs like sleeping tablets, or narcotics that restrain brain activity.
Both OSA and CSA can occur in the same person. When this happens, OSA is usually more severe than CSA.
Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea:
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Here at Snoreeze, we believe that sleep is essential. That is why we offer a wide range of snoring relief products to suit everybody. You can visit our products page here and target the main cause of snoring. All products are available online without the need for a prescription.
Our recent survey, carried out by YouGov, the results showed us where the highest percentage of snorers in the UK come from. We conducted our questions to 12 regions across the land, and found out that the North East has the highest percentage of snorers with a massive 78%. And with a population of over 2.5 million – that is a lot of snorers.
Of the 78% of snorers in the North East:
Looking at these statistics, there are a lot of snorers in the North East that can cause so many relationships issues. Despite this, only 7% of couples with a snoring partner purchased a snoring relief product. This means that there are a lot of partners across the North East being disturbed, and a lot of relationships left to suffer.
Also, a lot of people are unaware that they may suffer from Sleep Apnoea. For further information on Sleep Apnoea, visit our page Do I Have Sleep Apnoea?
What Can I Do About Snoring?
Find out why your partner (Or yourself) snore in our About Snoring section
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