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.
*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.