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Kiss snoring goodbye


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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.

 

*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.

 

 

Men's Health Week

MENS-HEALTH

 

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 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.

What Exactly Is Sleep Apnoea?

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:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Central 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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  • Daytime sleepiness

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  • Loud snoring

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  • Abrupt awakenings caused by gasping or choking

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  • Dry mouth or sore throat

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  • Morning headache

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  • Moods swings; depression

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  • High blood pressure

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  • Decreased libido

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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.

The highest percentage of snorers in the UK revealed!

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:

 

  • 90% have never purchased a snoring relief product.
  • Only 16% worry that they may suffer from Sleep Apnoea.
  • 46% of the region admitted that their snoring would be an issue if they stayed at a friend/relatives house and travelling on an aeroplane or by public transport.
  • A massive 93% say they have never bought a snoring relief product for their partner, either.

 

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?

Step 1:

Find out why your partner (Or yourself) snore in our About Snoring section

Step 2:

Make sure to have your 8 hours of sleep. Here at Snoreeze we challenge you to have a good night’s sleep.

Step 3:

Make a Snoreeze product part of your bedtime routine. 

5 reasons your snoring could get you sacked

Snoring could not only have a negative impact on your personal life, but your professional life too. 

Here are 5 reasons why your snoring problem could end up getting you the sack:

 

1. Turning up late

38% of people struggle to get out of bed after a disturbed night’s sleep.  The bedtime battle where your partner repeatedly nudges you to silence your snores leaves you both getting little sleep.  No wonder your get-up-and-go has got-up-and-gone the next morning.  Risk factors like smoking and drinking alcohol can increase your chance of snoring.  If you find that you snore more whilst on your back, try sleeping on the side and placing a pillow behind you to stop you rolling back.

Struggle to get out of bed

2. Snapping at your boss

54% of people say they are more irritable after a disturbed night’s sleep.  After being jabbed in the ribs 47 times in the night, it’s no wonder you’re more likely to snap at your boss.   And with 24% of people claiming to be more emotionally sensitive than normal, you can’t rule out an emotional breakdown by the watercooler.  For most people, snoring is caused by relaxed muscle tension at the back of the throat.  Products like throat sprays and throat rinses can help to tighten and lubricate the soft tissues, preventing snoring.

3. Slacking on the job

If you are sat staring into space, your boss might be under the impression that you are slacking.  But perhaps they should be blaming your partner for whacking you with a pillow each time you let out a snore.  48% of people surveyed said they found it harder to concentrate after a disturbed night’s sleep, with 34% admitting they are less productive at work.  If you snore when you’ve got a cold or are suffering from allergies, nasal snoring relief products can really help.  Nasal spray helps to decongest your nasal passages and nasal strips help to open your airways, so you can breathe more easily and shouldn’t snore.  

Struggle to concentrate

4. Yawning in your big morning meeting

Even if you don’t have a partner to wake you at night, recent studies have found that snoring alone causes the snorer to suffer daytime sleepiness[i].  The exact reason for this is still up for debate.  It could be down to fatigue caused by the increased effort of breathing, or being in a constantly light sleep due to the noise you’re making.  If you regularly travel with work, taking a snoring spray in your bag can be a bit inconvenient.  Things like oral strips and lozenges would give you a more practical solution.  They fit easily in to your hand luggage and work on the same principal as other throat products, tightening and lubricating the soft tissues to stop you snoring.

5. Falling asleep at your desk

Sleeping on the job is always going to get you in big trouble with your boss.  But, if you snore and find yourself drifting off when you don’t intend to (like at your desk or while driving), it could be a sign of something serious.  Sleep apnoea is a condition where your airway relaxes and narrows so much that airflow to your lungs is stopped.  You end up having broken sleep as your brain wakes you to reopen the airway.  Sleep apnoea is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and depression – so there is much more at stake than losing your job.  If you’re suffering from mild/moderate sleep apnoea, something as simple as the Snoreeze Oral Device (it’s a bit like a gum-shield) can keep your airway open at night, helping you to breathe normally and stopping your snoring.       

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All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc.  Total sample size was 2,058 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 15th - 16th October 2014.  The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).

[i] Daniel J. Gottlieb, Qing Yao, Susan Redline, Tauqeer Ali, Mark W. Mahowald. "Does Snoring Predict Sleepiness Independently of Apnea and Hypopnea Frequency?" American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 162, No. 4 (2000), pp. 1512-1517.


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