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Type 2 Diabetes & Sleep Apnoea. These Issues Are Affecting Us More And More.

In the UK, there are over three million people living with diabetes. 90% of those have type 2. The main risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being overweight or obese. Weight gain increases mass around the neck that will narrow the throat causing the muscles to weaken, restricting the ability to breathe freely. Snoring or sleep apnoea can become a result. Being overweight by only a few kilograms can considerably increase your chances of snoring. You hold the key to managing diabetes by making lifestyle changes.

 

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The International Diabetes Federation have studied a link between type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea.

These facts are included on their website:

  • Up to 40% of people with sleep apnoea have diabetes (type 2).
  • As many as 58% of people with diabetes have difficulties with breathing when asleep.
  • Blood glucose control, high blood pressure, stroke and heart failure can all be affected by sleep apnoea.

If you’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you’ll need to look after your health from now on. The first step is to look at your diet and lifestyle and make significant changes.

Here are the main areas that you’ll need to look closely at:

If you stay fit and active, you may be able to prevent type 2 diabetes developing by making the above lifestyle changes.

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 Risk of Smoking & How It Could Trigger Your Snoring

It’s been in the news lately that vaping has helped almost 20,000 people stop smoking. Which is great. We’ve all known of the dangers of smoking for a while now and the problems it can cause on our health. But it’s still difficult to put out that last bud for good.

Add smoking – even living with a smoker – to the list of things that can trigger snoring. Cigarette smoke can irate the lining of the nasal cavity and throat which can cause swelling. The more congested the nasal passage is the more difficult to breathe through your nose becomes. With each cigarette, the likelihood of snoring increases.

Smoking

If you’re not vaping already, it’s advised to avoid smoking for at least 4 hours before going to bed. Stopping smoking altogether could help to alleviate smoking-related snoring. This can be difficult, but the NHS have some really great resources to help you kick the habit for good.

Here’s a range of products that could help… Our Snoreeze Throat Spray, which is proven to be effective for up to 8 hours contains natural ingredients to battle snoring. We also have Snoreeze Lozenges that are fast dissolving to target snoring for immediate effect. 


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