Michael Phelps, the world’s greatest swimmer, ended his career after five Olympic games, in Rio 2016. Phelps spent countless hours in the pool as he trained for his final appearance in the Rio Olympic Games. He won five gold medals and a silver, making a total score of 23 Olympic titles and 28 medals!
During training, back in 2015, Phelps only began to consider how important sleep is. The Olympic swimmer averaged over seven hours of sleep a night, leading up to Rio. A target he wanted to aim for while in Rio, as well.
Sleep still isn’t fully understood for fitness training. However, sleep and nutrition can help training plans for coaches as early as the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. This can help monitor how the body responds to certain levels of sleep and how it effects or hinders athletes’ overall performance.
In our recent YouGov survey, 60% of the general public snore in the UK. 58% either disrupt their own sleep or their partner’s – which isn’t good, and a shocking 89% have never purchased a snoring relief product either. Just think of the potential athletes the average person could be if they had a better sleep. Here at Snoreeze we challenge you to reclaim your 8 hours’ sleep. Discover why you snore in our snoring section or try a Snoreeze product and make it part of your bedtime routine.
We recommend 7 – 9 hrs sleep for adults for a good night’s sleep. Ultimately, seeing the results in Rio, having a healthy sleep worked well for Phelps. He won six medals – including five golds.
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
Make sure to have your 8 hours of sleep. Here at Snoreeze we challenge you to have a good night’s sleep.
Make a Snoreeze product part of your bedtime routine.
In our most recent survey, carried out by YouGov, a massive 93% of UK women in relationships have said that their partner snores at some point.
Snoring is often laughed off as a bit of a joke; but 75% of women with snoring partners admitted that the problem has some sort of effect on their life or relationship.
Of the 75% of women that say their partner’s snoring has impacted on their life:
Snoring can cause many problems not because it disturbs the snorer, but because it disturbs their partner.
Looking at these statistics, it is no wonder that snoring can cause so many relationship issues. Despite this, only 13% of women with a snoring partner said they or their partner had ever purchased a snoring relief product. This means that there are a lot of partners across the UK being disturbed, and a lot of relationships left to suffer.
What can I do about snoring?
Step 1 – figure out why you (or your partner!) snore in our about snoring section
Step 2 – learn how snoring risk factors can be avoided by making small lifestyle changes
Step 3 – make Snoreeze products part of your bedtime routine to provide relief from snoring
Every relationship has its problems, but snoring doesn’t need to be one of them. There are products out there to ensure that you will only be kissing goodnight to each other, and not your relationship
Throughout 2013, we are championing your right to sleep at night. In our last post, we talked about the Snoreeze 8 Hour Challenge and how we can help you reclaim your much needed 8 hours of sleep back from snoring.
Here’s a reminder of what the 8 Hour Challenge involves.
This week we are going to look at how alcohol, weight and your genetic make-up can influence snoring and what you can do to fight back!
Both alcohol and weight contribute to the main cause of snoring.
Alcohol can relax the soft tissues at the back of the throat and increase your risk of snoring.You may find that you do not have the muscle tone needed to keep the upper airway sufficiently open during the night to prevent the vibration of soft tissue.
Reducing the amount of alcohol that you consume should limit the relaxation effect on muscle tissue that can lead to snoring.
Being overweight by only a few kilograms can increase the risk of you snoring considerably. The increased mass around your neck can lead to the narrowing of the upper airway, restricting your ability to breathe freely.
Eating a balanced diet and exercising more frequently can help you to reduce body fat and alleviate snoring caused by being overweight.
In comparison, your genetic disposition can contribute to both the main cause of snoring and snoring caused by nasal congestion.
In some cases, your genetic disposition can greatly affect the likelihood of you snoring.
You may naturally have a narrow upper airway, which could cause the soft tissue at the back of your throat to vibrate. Similarly, if you have a larger than average-sized tongue it is possible that this could partially or fully block the upper airway.
Narrow nasal passages could have a similar affect on snoring as nasal congestion, causing you to breathe through your mouth, which can lead to snoring.
Although you cannot change your genetic disposition, in most cases it is possible for you to limit the affects it may have.
For many people, the start of a New Year is a time to reflect on the previous year’s high-points and low-points. It’s also a time to consider your hopes and ambitious for the next 12 months. In this first post of a 4 part series – New Year, New You – we’ll take a look at how overcoming snoring could become a reality for you in 2013.
Every year, we make (and break!) the same New Year’s resolutions. So why not try something different in 2013? How about joining the thousands of people that are already taking-on the Snoreeze 8 Hour Challenge?!
Here at Snoreeze we believe that you have the right to sleep at night. That's why we are championing a good night’s sleep with our 8 Hour Challenge. Snoreeze is challenging snorers and their partners across Great Britain to get their 8 hours of sleep every night. Taking part is a simple as 1, 2, 3!
Stage 1 – discover why you snore in our about snoring section.
Stage 2 – learn how to adapt your lifestyle based on the key risk factors that influence snoring
Stage 3 – try a Snoreeze product each night as part of your bedtime routine
Our next post will be focusing specifically on the affects of alcohol, weight and genetic disposition can influence snoring and how you can tackle snoring caused by these factors in 2013!