Monday, 14 August 2017

Is Your Partner’s Sleep Music Not Music To Your Ears?

It is our tendency to show our agitation towards snoring persons. From the next time please leave them alone or advice them to change their sleeping posture because they are not intentionally doing this. There is an interesting fact about snoring, we all will snore once we get old and our capacities to inhale air through our mouth reduce. It may not happen to all of us if we take care of it a bit early.

What is snoring?

It does have an official definition but in simple words, it is nothing but noisy breathing while asleep because of the soft palate’s vibration or epiglottis. The air we breathe in creates vibration in our various small structures in throat and mouth.

The reason of snoring may differ in people, it may cause because of any congenital anomalies of throat or mouth, obesity, high physical exertion and absence of good ventilation.

Let us discuss the snoring remedies based on each problem.

Congenital Anomalies

Congenital anomalies are the disorders, which affect us from the birth. It may be characterized by enlarged uvula, tonsils, deviated nasal septum or abnormal or obstructed nostrils. In childhood, most of the people may not experience the snoring problem. When the person reaches the milestone of puberty, the organs may complete its growth and may cause slight airway obstruction while sleeping. This can be treated by adopting a suitable sleeping technique. Your doctor or a physiotherapist can help you with this. Please check whether you experience breathing difficulty or sudden cessation of breath for few seconds or minutes. You must consult a doctor, as your malformed organ or structure might be causing problem.


Obesity or over weight may cause snoring, when your body needs more oxygen you may intake more air through yawning. When you are sleeping the only way to get extra oxygen is through in taking more air, which may result in vibration of your nasal and oral structures causing sound. The snoring remedies available are to lose weight and having a light dinner will help you get rid of snoring.


Whenever we are working, our body supplies energy to body cells through glycolysis. Glycolysis is the process which our body brakes glycogen in our cell to produce glucose. Whenever we are taking rest, especially on sleeping, as our energy is not being utilized, insulin hormone converts the available sugars in our blood to glycogen in order to store in our cells. For this process of compensation, our body requires more oxygen and results in high air intake and snoring. The available snoring remedies are taking right amount of calorie rich food and relaxation in open air before sleeping will help us to get rid of snoring.


Absence of ventilation results in reduced oxygen level in the bedroom. In order to retain normal function our body tend to intake more oxygen and results in snoring. There are two snoring remedies available. One is to open your all windows and second is to sleep in the fetal position or slightly elevated position.

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Modern Solutions For Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is an age-old problem that persists despite our modern advancements. For instance, a restful sleep eludes snorers because of the deadly breathing pauses and loud snoring that characterizes this condition. Many people lived with it for years without seeking treatment because they thought it was a normal discomfort some people are supposed to experience while sleeping that others do not. But along with the advancements in technology, we also realized that sleep apnea is a deadly disorder that needs to be treated like any other malady.

Conventional treatment for sleep apnea includes CPAP, anti-snoring mouthpieces like the SnoreRX and even surgery to correct anatomical deficiencies. Fortunately, there are more treatment options now than there was before and there are higher chances of really eradicating the symptoms and live snore-free for good. Some of these treatments may be invasive and not recommended for all people but it is worth a shot if you qualify and can afford it because of how effective it is so far.

Instead, Turner underwent a relatively new procedure: implanting a pacemaker-like device called Inspire for obstructive sleep apnea. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2014, the device is a remote-controlled chest implant plus two thin wires that runs under the skin monitoring a patient’s breath, delivering a mild electric current at night.

A clinical trial of Inspire therapy found a 78 percent reduction in the number of sleep apnea events per hour for patients.

“This is definitely an interesting solution for a good number of people,” said Capasso.

Inspire is an invasive procedure, so it is not recommended as a first-line treatment and not everyone is a candidate.

The price tag for the Inspire device is $20,000, with surgery costing extra. Insurance companies are reviewing requests on a case-by-case basis.


Aside from the major side effect of waking up with a sore tongue, this device ensures you sleep well each night and less likely to be bothered by sleep apnea anymore. Get yourself tested first to make sure you qualify in using it because not everyone is a good candidate.

Sleek design and an engaging smartphone app revolutionize the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) experience for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) sufferers.

The ResMed pocket-sized AirMini CPAP device weighs just 300 grams, but functions as a fully integrated system, offering proprietary AutoSet functionality, as well as the innovative HumidX and HumidX Plus built-in waterless heat and moisture exchangers (HMEs). Both HMEs capture the patient’s exhaled breath in the mask tube and redeliver it to them, allowing users to enjoy the benefits of humidification without the hassle of carrying around distilled water.


We all know that CPAP is the ideal treatment for sleep apnea but many people don’t like using it because it is not the most convenient thing to use especially that you have to sleep with it smack right on your face. The solution may be in the form of this mini CPAP device. It has all the features of the regular CPAP but way smaller in size and portable too, so you can also bring it with you when you travel. You no longer have to dread sleep because this mini CPAP device got everything covered. For maximum comfort, you can adjust its setting through the accompanying app that works on most smartphones or smart gadgets.

Beyond lifestyle changes and CPAP, specialists have a range of other approaches to treat sleep apnea. Choosing the right therapy depends upon determining the source of the problem and on patient preference. We start with a careful and thorough evaluation, including physical examination, a detailed medical history, an overnight sleep study and an endoscopy to look at the airways and arrive at the correct diagnosis.

For patients with large tonsils or an elongated soft palate, treatment can include removing the tonsils and shortening the palate. Another approach, especially when patients have excess or enlarged tissue at the back of the tongue, is transoral robotic surgery to remove the excess tissue, or radio frequency ablation which shrinks the tongue or soft palate.

In other cases, the very structure of the upper or lower jaw is the culprit. To eliminate the condition, oral surgeons can actually advance the upper and lower jaws to open up the airway.  These procedures have a high success rate, sometimes accompanied by an unintended consequence: a better-looking jaw line!


Everyone is unique and they react differently to these treatments. It is always a great idea to see your doctor first before deciding which treatment you want so that proper assessment can be made. While many conventional sleep apnea treatments haven’t fully delivered relief from the disorder yet, newer technologies are being developed that shows more promise. You can always try a different technology if the current one fails to provide comfort and relief.

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Monday, 10 July 2017

Why Your Heart Needs Sleep?

No matter how healthy you are, you still need to sleep and recharge at the end of the day. Your body has its way of telling you it needs to rest for a while to prepare for the next day. And much more than that, your body needs sleep more than anything else or risk functioning like a zombie the following day. No matter what your preoccupations in life are, you should not push yourself to the limit by continually depriving it of its much-needed rest.

FYI, sleep maintains your physical health and healthy brain function. Learning (new information) is so much easier if you have slept well the night before. You’d be surprised at how badly your body suffers if you make it a habit of losing sleep whatever your reasons may be. Your heart is one of the major body organs that needs that eight hours of sleep the doctors recommend. Chronic sleep deprivation can leave you with stiff arteries that will make it harder for your heart to pump blood back to your body. Sounds scary but it is true.

Not getting enough sleep can double the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, US researchers said Wednesday.

The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association were based on 1,344 adults who were randomly selected for a sleep study in Pennsylvania.

No matter what you do during the day, don’t sacrifice your sleep all the time just to get everything finished before hitting the sack. Your cardiovascular health greatly suffers even if you are a healthy person yourself. The sad thing, though, is that one in three American adults lack sleep or suffer from sleep-related disorders nowadays. Many should visit sleep clinics, but rarely do. Not good numbers at all.

Experts recommend that adults get at least seven to eight hours of a sleep per night.

“If you have several heart disease risk factors, taking care of your sleep and consulting with a clinician if you have insufficient sleep is important if you want to lower your risk of death from heart disease or stroke,” said lead author Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, an assistant professor at Penn State College of Medicine.


A healthy heart needs plenty of sleep. It’s what the experts are saying over and over again but many people are just too stubborn to give it the time of day. Shortchanging sleep is no longer new and many Americans are guilty of doing it for several decades now. Sleep is the last thing on people’s mind because of the many distractions in life and they are unknowingly harming their health.

The risk for death associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cerebrovascular disease (CBV) is significantly increased in adults who get fewer than 6 hours of sleep a night, a new study with objective sleep data indicates.

Short sleep "multiplies the risk of poor outcomes in people with CVD or stroke," Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD, from the Sleep Research & Treatment Center, Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, told Medscape Medical News. 

"We need to look beyond sleep apnea when it comes to CVD morbidity and mortality," Dr Fernandez-Mendoza said. "Most of these patients without sleep apnea but with CVD or stroke may complain of poor sleep or chronic insomnia, and we know now that when such objective short sleep is present their long-term prognosis is much worse."


Habitual short sleepers are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. However, it is a vicious cycle many people can’t easily get out of mainly because of our modern lifestyle and the many distractions in our environment you can’t just easily ignore either. What you need to remember, though, is that you don’t develop a cardiovascular condition overnight. It is losing sleep repeatedly that gets you in trouble. Habitual short sleepers should be made aware of this so they know what they are getting themselves into by pushing their bedtime even further and how much their hearts suffer in silence.

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Blame Technology As To Why You Can’t Sleep At Night

Most of you probably can’t live without technology. It is quite impossible to picture out your life without your handy tech gadgets by your side. After all, they sure make your life easier and you can avoid doing manual labor especially all those mundane yet tiring household chores. Of course, it has its downsides too. First off, you need to shell out money in buying and maintaining these gadgets and appliances. Repairs can be costly too. Running it takes some getting used to as well. Then, expect to see a rise in your electric bill as these appliances eat up way more electricity than you are used to.

Aside from these headaches that we have somehow already managed to overcome these past few decades, modern technology now threatens your health. Even medical experts consider these tech gadgets to be health risks because of the radiation they emit, the addiction that they have become, and how it messes up a person’s sleeping pattern over time. Bedtimes are pushed further as people today can’t seem to put their smartphones down. From social media to games, you can’t help but tinker with it until the wee hours of the morning.

A study on child development reveals that the use of mobile phones among children and adolescents’ impacts their sleep, mood and mental health. This special section of Child Development, edited by Dr. Zheng Yan and Dr. Lennart Hardell, adds important information to the research in this area. Dr. Zheng Yan explained said that there are nearly three billion children and adolescents in the world and most of them were, are, or will be various types of mobile technology users, interacting with and being influenced by mobile technology in numerous ways.

The findings revealed that risks of using mobile phones and its radiation impacts brain development. Mobile technology affects cognitive control and attention in contexts such as parenting and early brain development. Risks of sexting increases risky behaviour through peer pressure and social media interaction. Mobile technology also affects sleep, mood and mental health.

The findings suggested that mobile technology may pose potential dangers and areas where development may be supported. An important example is the work summarised by Dr. Lennart Hardell concerning radiation and brain development. Yan further explained that today’s mobile technologies have become a very unique and powerful influence on child and adolescent development.


These modern contrivances emit harmful blue light because of its short wavelengths. It’s not that big of an issue during the day but it is when night time falls because of its impact on the body’s melatonin levels, the hormone that signals “sleeping cues” so you can rest and relax after a long day’s work. It also throws your body clock or circadian rhythm off; making your sleep suffers and affects daytime performance too.

Sleep is an important part of development, especially during the teenage years.  In modern societies, smartphone use has become commonplace.  Many people read books, news, or emails on their smartphone prior to retiring for the night.  However, this may not be a wise idea.  The blue LED light emitted from smartphone screens mimics the morning sunlight, confusing your body’s natural circadian rhythm, possibly making it harder to fall asleep and get the quality sleep that you need.

A new study by Yoko Nose and colleagues in Child’s Nervous System examined the physiological effects of late-night smartphone use on a group of 36 boarding school students in Japan.  Being in a boarding school, the students’ schedules involving mealtime, lights-out, and wake-up times were regimented.  As they were not allowed to have computers or televisions in their dorm rooms, the smartphone was their only form of blue LED light emitting technology.  The coed-students, ranging in age from 15 to 18 years, were divided into two groups matched for age, gender and exercise habits.  One group was allowed greater than 120 minutes of smartphone use each night, and the other group was limited to less than 60 minutes of smartphone use nightly.  Prior to beginning the study, the students underwent a baseline evaluation following an overnight fast, including body temperature, anthropometric measurements, and electrocardiogram. After awakening each morning during the eight-day study, the students’ vital signs and temperatures were reassessed.


This bright blue light that is as bright as sunlight itself confuses the brain and makes it think it is still day when it’s actually time to retire to bed. It disrupts your sleeping cycle leaving you unable to sleep until the early morning hours and consequently feel a drop in energy during the day. It all fits together, unfortunately. It’s true that your smart device has made you more connected to the world at large through the World Wide Web and opened up a lot of new opportunities as well but its serious health drawbacks are also valid reasons to make you question your priorities. Should you really devote all your free time fiddling with your gadgets rather than leading a healthy and active life without sacrificing sleep in the process?

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Should You Be Worried About Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is the unnamed malady that people often blamed for their sleep problems back in the days. They don’t really know what it’s called except for the loud snoring that makes sleeping impossible especially for their poor spouses or partners. A lot has changed now through technology’s help. Technology helped medical practitioners identify different medical conditions and the appropriate treatment for it too.

On the other hand, technology has also put almost everyone at risk of sleep deprivation because of the Internet, social media, and games/apps that are so addicting. When you add a common sleep disorder like sleep apnea in the equation, then you can finally say goodbye to a good night’s sleep and welcome yourself to the world of modern-day zombies.

Nighttime can be exhausting for the 22 million Americans with sleep apnea, a disorder marked by frequent interruptions in breathing. The condition leaves people not only chronically tired but also at greater risk for diabetes, stroke, heart disease and memory loss.

"Sleep apnea is a nighttime disorder with major daytime health consequences," says sleep specialist Steven Scharf, a clinical professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the Sleep Disorders Center. "Unfortunately, it doesn't receive the attention it deserves."


It no longer comes as a surprise that roughly 80% of Americans have sleep apnea but they remain unaware of it. It is a condition common among men but affects women just the same. People often complain about the loud snoring but it is actually the breathing pauses during sleep that is deadlier and can possibly kill a person in his or her sleep.

We all like to believe we don't snore and get defensive when we're accused of it—who, me? No way, never. But snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, a serious condition that you definitely shouldn't just brush off and ignore.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes you to stop and start breathing repeatedly throughout the night. For most people, sleep apnea is caused by "some sort of obstruction in airflow in the back of the throat which blocks air from getting into the lungs as you sleep," Joseph Ojile, M.D., medical director of the Clayton Sleep Institute, tells SELF. This could be due to large tonsils, congested sinuses, or a variety of other factors. In rare cases, it can be caused by a problem in signaling, so that your brain doesn't send the message to breathe correctly.

Sleep apnea is a serious health condition. It will not go away on its own, so better address the sleep apnea now or put yourself at higher risk of certain medical conditions later in life.

Untreated sleep apnea can, over the years, contribute to chronic disease like type 2 diabetes and heart disease, so getting a proper diagnosis is important for your long-term health. Here are the top symptoms of sleep apnea you need to know.

  • You're exhausted all day despite getting plenty of sleep.

  • You wake up with headaches.

  • You wake yourself up gasping or choking.

  • Your bed partner says you snore, choke, gasp—or stop breathing—when you sleep.

  • You have high blood pressure.

  • You experience heart palpitations, "fluttering" in your chest, or your heart is pounding for no apparent reason.

  • You have high blood sugar.

  • You have insomnia.

  • Your mood is all over the place.


A sleep doctor can help you understand what your condition is and what can be done to help you overcome the symptoms of sleep apnea. These breathing pauses in your sleep are deadly and warrant urgent medical attention, so there’s no sense in putting off a medical appointment any longer. Getting tested at a sleep clinic can help a lot and give the doctor and you a lot of insight as to the severity of your condition.

Medical treatments like CPAP is a conventional treatment but other more convenient remedies like anti-snoring gadgets and mouthpieces also work in reducing the snoring as well as the deadly breathing pauses. You’d be surprised at how much some lifestyle changes can make a difference in your life and address sleep apnea in the process. For severe conditions, surgery is also an option although it should be the last on your list.

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Does Your Mattress Matter To Your Sleep?

It’s true that you often fall asleep on your own on most nights (or days). Your body has its own way of telling itself that it can’t take the daily grind anymore and you need to zone out for a while. It’s what you call the sleep drive. It’s different from the circadian rhythm or body clock. Your sleep drive tells you that your body needs to rest now after pushing yourself to the limit. In short, you no longer have any energy left and need to call it a day. Whenever possible, try to get that much-needed sleep at night because that’s when many restorative biological processes only happen by then.

Although many people dismiss the idea of their beds affecting their sleep (the rationale you sleep when you’re tired), your environment, especially your bed, has a big impact to the quality and quantity of sleep you get. Some prefer to sleep in the dark while a handful with light but everyone definitely wants to sleep on a mattress that feels just right. But of course, how firm or soft a mattress is, is highly subjective. Different people have different standards. Hence, it’s not always easy to tell just how much your mattress affects your sleep but we all know we need that shuteye as much as we need to eat healthily.

Mattress Firm, Inc., reports that it has launched a new campaign designed to drive awareness around technology in an unexpected place – the mattress. Titled “Technology to Power Off,” it showcases Mattress Firm’s most innovative mattresses from Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB).
To launch the campaign, tech icon Steve Wozniak joined Mattress Firm CEO Ken Murphy on stage at the Company’s annual leadership conference in
Houston during a livestreamed keynote discussion about tech innovations and sleep. Mattress Firm is rolling out mattress technology from SSB, the largest bedding manufacturer in the United States. The event showcased the Serta iComfort® TempTouch™ and the Beautryrest Black® Hybrid.
“As a society, we line up for technology that keeps you constantly connected, yet we long for the ability to power off. Our partners at SSB continue to produce innovative products at an incredible value that are designed to do just that,” said
Sicily Dickenson, CMO of Mattress Firm. “By using tropes from successful product launches, Droga5 brought the advancement in mattress technology to the forefront.”
The keynote kicked off a fully integrated campaign that showcases the mattresses with the same fanfare and techniques that are associated with new technology launches. The campaign will feature national and local TV, radio and digital distribution. Droga5 is the creative agency behind the campaign. For more information visit


Thanks to modern science, experts are now coming up with solutions to many of man’s sleep problems. From sleep disorders to sleep comfort, you are bound to come across a product in the market that claims to be the answer to your sleeping dilemma. After all, sleep is what everyone wants to do the most after working hard for the day.

What is it?

The term mattress-in-a-box really says it all. Eve is an online company, you order a mattress in the size you want, they’ll send it to you. Vacuum packed in a box.

This isn’t some rubbish box-spring though, it’s packed with the latest mattress technology. 

Eve is composed of three layers. The top layer is 3cm of memory foam, then there’s a 3cm cooling layer, which is 30 times more breathable than memory foam, and finally, there’s a sturdy, solid base foam. It’s all wrapped in an elastic polyester and dorlastan material.

How does it work?

Other mattress-in-a-box companies use different recipes, but all have a similar design philosophy. They create what they believe is the perfect mattress, manufacture it using high-quality materials, then sell it online directly to customers, cutting out the middleman. This allows them to offer a quality mattress at an affordable price.


You may not look at mattresses the same way again with the various mattress technologies available out there. Your idea of what a good mattress should be is probably very different from the modern ones you can now buy, even online. You aren’t just looking for comfort anymore but have to check out a long list of advanced features that a good mattress should have for you to be able to sleep soundly at night. What you just need to remember is to go with your instinct. If something feels right, go for it. Although the technology behind these modern mattresses makes a lot of difference, only you can tell which one is a perfect fit for you.

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Sleep Disorders In Teens Increase With Late-Night Phone Use

Like it or not, technology dominates modern life. Rarely can you see an individual without a smartphone in hand. People these days live a more active life in the virtual world than they do in real life. While we relish all the perks that the World Wide Web offers, it also has many disadvantages that mainly impact your health in a negative light. First off, the radiation emitted by many of these modern gadgets is not good for your health. Then, smartphone and smart gadget use can be highly addicting.

This obsession with technology has been going on for a while now. Back then, parents were often worried about young kids who are obsessed with video games. But today, they can do virtually everything they want with a smartphone in hand. You can text and call family and friends any time of the day. You can also play any game you want as long as you can download it from the app store and your phone has enough memory for it. Social media is the biggest temptation of all. You can get lost in it 24/7 and not feel sleepy at all.

TEENAGERS’ LATE-NIGHT mobile phone use is harming their mental health and sleeping patterns, according to a new study.

The study of 1,100 students aged 13 to 16 in Australia found that late-night mobile phone use was directly linked to poor sleep quality, which led to poorer mental health outcomes, reduced coping and lowered self-esteem.

Lead researcher Lynette Vernon, of Murdoch University in Perth, said the findings showed a need for curfews around the use of mobile phones in bedrooms.


A major factor as to why many people, even young kids, get hooked to technology and their health ultimately suffers is because they have access to it at home or even outside the house. Even kids as young as 10-13 years old now own their personal smartphones. So, it’s no longer surprising that people with sleep issues are rising because our lifestyle is mainly to blame. We live in a tech-crazed world that can’t survive a day without fiddling with our smartphones or logging into our various social media accounts.

The study of 1,101 students aged between 13 and 16 years old, is thought to be the first to prove the direct link between higher mobile phone use and a rise in externalizing behaviour – such as aggression – decreased self-esteem and coping skills.

However, using mobile phones at night was not “significantly associated” with a change in depressed mood, according to the study paper.

Those behind the research suggested it could be because depressed adolescents may stop using their phones as much to contact friends. This could mean night-time use of other technology – such as devices to access social media – could be more closely linked to poor sleep and depression, they said.


Social media gave new meaning to our lives. However, you can’t deny that while it is fun to connect and reconnect with old and new friends online, it can take your time away from more important life responsibilities, even from your much-needed sleep. Unfortunately, teens suffer the most because they often don’t understand yet the implications of this new tech obsession and how their health ultimately suffers in the end.

These days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games.

For children and teens, using cell phones, tablets and computers at night is associated with losing sleep time and sleep quality, new research finds. Even children who don't use their phones or the other technologies littering their bedrooms at night are losing shut-eye and becoming prone to daylight sleepiness, the analysis published today in JAMA Pediatrics finds.

The analysis found "a consistent pattern of effect across a wide range of countries and settings," said Dr. Ben Carter, lead author and a senior lecturer in biostatistics at King's College London.


It is the parents’ responsibility to look after their child’s health and well-being even if it means imposing a curfew on their tech use. If you just let kids use technology whenever they want to, they will eventually suffer from poor sleep quality, not get enough sleep and suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness that may pull their grades down and affect how much they participate in class.

Aside from affecting school performance, kids and teens who stay up late at night because of their smartphone use suffer from a shift in their circadian rhythm that also affects various restorative biological processes that often take place at night in your sleep. Always remember that sleep is an important factor in the normal growth and development of children, so make sure they sleep well at night and away from these addictive gadgets as much as possible.

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Got A Sleeping Problem? Get Checked At A Sleep Clinic

The average human being these days is stretched out too thin because of numerous interests and commitments they pursue in their daily life. You often sacrifice your sleep just to make sure everything is finished before hitting the sack, so you don’t panic the following day. You are not alone. A big majority of Americans lie in bed at night with eyes still wide open because simply counting sheep doesn’t work anymore. Sleep deprivation is actually a double-edged sword that not only leaves you feeling fatigued upon arising but affects your school or work performance too because your brain did not get the rest it badly needs the night before.

If sleeping (or the lack of it) is a big issue in your life, don’t just suffer in silence. Get medical help because more often than not, sleeping issues are health issues too. There are numerous sleep disorders that may affect the quality and quantity of your sleep and it may not always be what you think it is. The best recourse is to get yourself tested at a sleep clinic because they have doctors that specialize on sleep itself and are equipped with the latest sleep technologies that can get to the root of your problem/s in no time.

Doctor Irshaad Ebrahim of the Dubai-based London Sleep Centre describes the number of current sleep disorders as "an epidemic".

"It’s so much more important than what’s being reported in the press: lifestyle, pace of work, demands of technology, screen use – they are harming our sleep/wake cycle."

The number of sleep clinics in the UAE are on the rise, as are do-it-yourself responses such as sleep treatments at luxury hotels and online apps for managing one’s sleep cycle. "It is a response to demand," says Ebrahim, "just the number of people seeking help".

According to Elizabeth Graf, a clinical psychologist at a private clinic in New York, "research continues to show the emotional and physical benefits of sleep".

Studies have linked lack of sleep to poor performance at work, depression and overall health, including links to cancer. It is not uncommon for studies to speak about the "public health crisis" of lack of sleep, in which billions of dirhams are spent tackling the secondary effects of poor slumber. Others point to its effect on the economy, and even its role in disasters such as the nuclear meltdowns at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.


Although still considered as a novel concept by many, getting checked at sleep clinic is actually growing in popularity these days as technology and modern living continue to mess up your sleep cycle. There are generally two types of people who visit sleep clinics. The first are individuals who understand they have severe sleeping issues and are raring to get treated while there are those who are not only apprehensive but generally fearful of the unknown (in this case, it’s the sleeping lab itself).

Screening for OSA typically involves questionnaires about sleep that often require observations from a bed partner. They are sometimes supplemented with overnight blood oxygen readings from a finger pulse oximeter. Testing to confirm the diagnosis of OSA has typically relied upon polysomnography tests — which record your brain waves, blood oxygen level, heart rate, breathing and leg movements during sleep — although home testing kits are becoming more widely used.

You’d be surprised at how big the sleep industry has become. Gone were the days when a patient suffering from sleep issues just gets prescribed with a sleeping pill or two by their GPs to helps them sleep better at night. Today, there are countless technologies like this: that help screen and diagnose patients who get tested in actual sleep clinics. Since many of these sleep disorders now have a name, there are specific gadgets you can also use to address them and prevent you from becoming dependent on sleeping pills alone.

Sleep is big business in this country. The amount Americans spend on drugs and devices to achieve sleep is expected to reach over $80 billion in the next 3 years. The sleep apnea device market alone is a roughly $5 billion dollar industry. But not all the numbers are rosy, especially for sleep clinics which, according to the AASM, peaked at roughly 2,500 accredited centers in 2014. A possible reason for this is the emergence of at-home testing kits that cost around $150 to $250. In contrast, lab-based sleep tests at a typical sleep center usually cost about 3 to 5 times that. A study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that at-home testing may be as good as laboratory testing in diagnosing OSA. (STAT covered that study, and its implications for the sleep testing market, nicely.) Now fewer insurance companies are covering laboratory-based testing but more are considering covering at-home testing. In short, sleep centers are facing tough times.

This is not to say that the AASM (which accredits sleep centers) is not invested in the proper diagnosis and treatment of those with sleep disorders. They are. But it does raise questions: should the financial status of the sleep centers they accredit be taken into consideration when the AASM takes issue with the USPTF findings? And what should we make of their push to screen everyone at increased risk of developing OSA, even if they don’t have sleep-related symptoms?


While more and more sleep clinics are opening all over the world, they still aren’t enough to accommodate the growing number of individuals suffering from numerous sleep disorders. Patients often stay at these sleep clinics for the night and not all the time these check-ups are covered by the government or medical insurance. However, those people who are really in dire need of medical intervention for their sleep woes won’t mind shelling out the money to get tested, so they can start treatment as soon as possible. A night at a sleep clinic is often enough to get the needed baseline data before getting the necessary treatment.

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Exercises For Sleep Apnea Can Help

People often think of exercise as a punishment for overeating, when in reality our body needs exercise the most aside from eating a balanced diet. For active people, exercise is already a part of their daily routine and they don’t feel obligated to do it. But for the rest who are contentedly living their sedentary lifestyle, they think of exercise as a burden that they aren’t thrilled about doing at all or spare a minute of their precious time.

Exercise is not only a must for overweight individuals who badly need to get rid of all traces of excess fats hanging off their bodies but for people who are having sleeping problems too.

Sleep disorders like sleep apnea make it impossible for both the snorer and the partner to sleep at night because of the loud snoring sound, a common symptom of sleep apnea. However, it helps to know that not all snorers do actually have sleep apnea, so it’s better to get tested at a sleep clinic to confirm. Obesity worsens sleep apnea and puts you at higher risk of various cardiovascular diseases. It’s actually the number one factor that predisposes you to the obstructive type of sleep apnea. Hence, losing at least 10% of your body weight improves sleep apnea as well as prevents daytime sleepiness.

More than 100 million Americans have insomnia, and a host of studies and experts say exercise could remedy it.

Multiple studies indicate that physical activity can help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer without the risks associated with sleeping pills. Exercise can also help with sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder than can cause a person to temporarily stop breathing at night.

One study showed that exercise alone led to a 25 percent reduction in sleep apnea symptoms over a three-month period.

Disturbed sleep can do more than just leave you groggy in the morning. It's a key risk factor for diseases and conditions like stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

Doctors recommend that people get two-and-a-half hours of aerobic exercise every week. Individuals should also incorporate strength and condition exercises to their routines.


Treating sleep apnea isn’t an easy thing to do even with the help of modern medicine, which is why having more options in managing it is better and increases your chances of being able to live a normal life at the very least. You also have higher chances of enjoying deep sleep at night that not only makes you feel light and refreshed the next day but enhances memory and learning too.

One study conducted by Rush University clinical psychologist Kelly Glazer Baron found older women suffering from insomnia saw significant results after exercising, including improved sleep, more energy and less depression, CNN reported.

Exercise is also beneficial for those suffering sleep apnea, a condition that causes people to temporarily stop breathing while they sleep, as well as those suffering with restless-leg syndrome, which causes the legs or other parts of the body to itch, burn or move involuntary, according to CNN.


The experts have spoken and confirmed what we knew all along. Exercise is a great way to say goodbye to long sleepless nights caused by sleep apnea as well as improve your overall physical appearance. Aside from that, exercising also reduces insomnia as well as prevents you from waking up too early and helps you fall asleep without difficulty. A prime sleep apnea mouthpiece is here:

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re guilty of making excuses on why you put off exercising over and over again, it’s now high time to get up and start moving around especially if you are now suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep health affects us greatly, so don’t put your health or safety at risk with those breathing pauses at night and hit the gym or the road to not only look good but feel good too.

Exercises For Sleep Apnea Can Help was initially published to The Snoring Mouthpiece Report Site


Monday, 12 June 2017

Good Health Equals Better Sleep..

During the day, your schedule is often jam-packed with various activities that you pursue to get ahead in life. It can leave you exhausted at the end of the day and you long for the comfort of your bed as you drift off the sleep and rest your tired and aching mind and body. Sleep deprivation actually puts you at higher risk of various medical conditions, so make sure you get that well-deserved snooze when everything has been said and done during the day.

Normally, our body clock tells us to wake up when the sun is up and to sleep when the moon has taken the place of the sun up in the sky. However, modern living has significantly messed up your circadian rhythm and you end up tossing and turning until the wee hours of the morning. Modern technology is mainly to blame like cable TV and smartphones. As a result, you sport that dark under eye circles that aren’t just ugly to look and the unceasing feeling of exhaustion and irritability common among most night owls.

The University of Bonn in Germany conducted a study that demonstrates that one bad’s night sleep will mean your heart needs to work 10% harder the next day.

Why? This is because a one night of disturbed sleep ups your heart rate and blood pressure and causes your body to release cortisol (the same hormone produced when you’re stressed, too.)

The man behind the study, Dr Daniel Kuetting, was quoted by The Telegraph saying: ‘For the first time, we have shown that short-term sleep deprivation in the context of 24-hour shifts can lead to a significant increase in cardiac contractility, blood pressure and heart rate.’
‘The study was designed to investigate real-life work-related sleep deprivation. As people continue to work longer hours or work at more than one job to make ends meet, it is critical to investigate the detrimental effects of too much work and not enough sleep.’


Doctors say that your health improves when you sleep better and vice-versa. While the exact ideal sleeping hours vary from person to person, experts suggest sleeping for at least eight hours each night allows your body to rest and recharge for what lies ahead the following day.

Sleep has been a hot topic over the past few years, and with good reason: According to the National Institute of Health, more than one-third of adults don’t get the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night, and evidence shows that even children and adolescents sleep less than needed. Most people already know that not getting enough sleep has all types of horrible side effects like puffy eyes, memory loss, and overall grogginess, but what if sleep deprivation is also the reason you reach for a slice of pizza instead of a kale salad?

While it’s been previously thought that the body craves unhealthy snacks for a quick burst of energy to stay awake and alert when your body is tired, new research presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s annual meeting in San Francisco shows that sleep deprivation actually increases the brain’s sensitivity to food smells. A preliminary study conducted by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago explains that participants who slept only four hours showed greater brain activity in response to food smells, like potato chips and doughnuts, compared to when they’d slept a full eight hours.


Your physical and mental health improves with enough sleep daily. Sleep helps your brain work better and aid in the formation of new pathways, so learning and retaining information becomes natural to you. No wonder you feel alert and refreshed after a good night’s sleep but feel drowsy and inattentive when you constantly pull all-nighters. Snoring, meanwhile, can also be a pain. Something like the VitalSleep can help (

Many of your body’s organs and systems also function efficiently with enough sleep. You are less likely to feel a dip in energy throughout the day and will often be more productive too. Hence, it is important for drivers or people operating machinery to get enough sleep or risk getting hurt or injured in the process. It’s easy to see how your health improves when you sleep better and the other way around. Sleeping is nature’s way of telling you to pull all your cares aside for now and let your body rest for a while to ready itself for next day’s battle.

Good Health Equals Better Sleep.. was originally published on Snoring.Mouthpiece.Report


Saturday, 3 June 2017

6 Effective Ways to Stop Snoring

Snoring is not immediately deadly, without a doubt, but it does get annoying when your spouse or any family member snores so loud that you can barely get enough sleep. Fortunately, there are ways in which one can stop snoring. Add a dose of dedication and persistence when learning these techniques, and you might just be able beat this snoring thing forever.

Kill The Cause

One way on how to stop snoring is to avoid the key elements that induce the condition. Prior to hitting the sack, you should avoid eating rich foods or drinking alcoholic beverages. Sleeping pills are also not recommended (and to be frank, they're rarely good for non-snorers, either). If you are required to take any sort of medication, consult your physician to find out if it may be part of the cause for your snoring. In some instances, a drug you are consuming may further worsen your sleeping condition.

So why is this the case? Alcoholic beverages, sleeping pills and other sedatives soothe your throat muscles and in turn narrow the air passages. Meanwhile, big meals and rich foods can restrict your air passages by applying pressure on your diaphragm.


Another way on to solve the snoring issue, at least short term, is to take decongestants or antihistamines. Although efficacy varies from one taker to another, these medications do combat nasal congestion, which is another contributing factor of snoring. Take these drugs only on a short-term basis, however, particularly if your  snoring is attributed by a cold or allergy. Long-term use of these drugs may be life threatening, and certainly this is usually just a band-aid solution, and nothing more.

You can also try gargling with a peppermint solution to minimize the overall lining on your throat and nasal cavity. This is particularly effective if the condition is identified as sporadic and is only promoted during colds or allergies.

What Are You Sleeping On?

Another tip on to stop snoring is to change bed sheets and pillowcases very regularly. You'd be surprised how often people will let their bed sheets and pillowcases "slip", so to speak. This can lead to accumulation of allergens that can irritate the nasal cavity. You can definitely do a lot to alleviate nasal irritation by regularly changing bedding as well as vacuuming floors and curtains.

Nasal Strips In The House

Nasal strips are very effective for snorers and people who have somewhat severe nasal congestion. Try taping your nose with these specialized strips. You can find these products in your local pharmacy, or online, of course. Whereas they are not the most visually appealing solution, they do work, and work quite well for a lot of users.

And The Hardest One...

Yep, you knew we were going to go there. Regular exercise is also an effective treatment on how to stop snoring. Make it a habit to exercise at least 10 minutes a day to stop snoring and achieve optimal health.


6 Effective Ways to Stop Snoring was originally seen on The Snoring Mouthpiece Report Blog


Friday, 26 May 2017

Restoring Sleepless Nights with Anti-Snore Pillows

Thousands, if not millions, of people can be classified under what society has labeled as snorers. If you are reading this article, you are most likely one of them, or perhaps you know someone who is. Regardless of the circumstances, snoring is a sleep condition that is not really a life-threatening one. However, as it remains unresolved, your roommates or bedmate will suffer the consequences of this annoying and harsh ailment.

Prior to looking at a major devices available on the market, the snoring pillow, let us first tackle what brought about the need for these contraptions. Snoring is induced when breathing airways become constricted while asleep. As a result, the nasal and throat tissues vibrate and thus a loud sound is produced, as rushing air passes through the airways. Constrictions may also be sourced from the nasal cavity and can be entailed from a diversity of physiological conditions.

Now, how can a soft and cushy pillow be of any assistance during this situation? Basically, a snoring pillow is not anything like your regular pillow. A snoring pillow is specifically designed to impede snoring from occurring by maintaining a rectified sleeping position that prevents the mechanism from commencing. A snoring pillow maintains your head and spine in an aligned position, neglecting the sleeping position you are most comfortable with. Specialized anti-snore pillows also keep the snorer’s chin up and the jaw on an anterior position. By keeping your head, neck and jaw area in the proper placement while sleeping you can reduce a variety of physiologic causes for constricted air passageways and, concurrently snoring.

So who are the benefactors of snoring pillows? Sleep apnea as well as other severe underlying medical conditions may lead to snoring. It is most ideal to consult with a doctor regarding moderate to serious degrees of snoring or snoring that is associated with other signs or symptoms in order to diagnose the condition prior endeavoring any solutions and treatments with snoring pillows. Individuals who snore only as an outcome of weak sleep placement of the neck and head may experience positive effects from the use of an anti-snoring pillow.

So are anti-snoring pillows really worth your money? For an inexpensive price, snore pillows are great to try out for louder snoring dilemmas. What many newbie shoppers are unaware of regarding anti-snore pillows is that they also improve quality of sleep. Aside from killing the apnea, these clever contraptions are responsible for inducing a more relaxed state of sleep. Check our recommended pillow out here.


The following article Restoring Sleepless Nights with Anti-Snore Pillows was first published on The Snoring Mouthpiece Report Blog


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Snoring Mouthpiece Title Fight – Jaw Advancing Vs. Tongue Retaining


If you've decided that a stop snoring mouthpiece is for you, this article will help you make a decision as to which TYPE suits you best, and help you avoid the pitfalls of selecting the wrong type of snoring mouthguard. So let's look at the match-up, shall we?

In This Corner... The Longtime Champion, Jaw Advancer Jones!

Hey! We're talking snoring mouthpieces here. Please excuse me if I attempt to glam-up a pretty dull subject!

So, ahem, with Jaw Advancers (or if you're focused on using words very few people actually use, Mandibular advancing mouthpieces), you're generally talking about the majority of mouthpieces that are available on the market today. I'm of course talking about the VitalSleep, ZQuiet, as well as about a billion other cheap-o alternatives you can beat up your mouth with that are available at Amazon, and other fine stores.

These devices focus on holding your jaw either forward, or in place (so it can't slip backwards), the idea being that for some snorers, this will work to alleviate the blockage that causes snoring. People have been using these for probably about 20 years now, and some people swear by them.


Notice that I said "some snorers"? This is very true. Not ALL snorers can benefit from a Jaw Advancing mouthpiece. They also have a few downsides that you'll definitely want to consider before you back up the truck and buy one:

  • Jaw advancers tend to be a lot less comfortable than the tongue retaining kind.
  • They can induce the gag reflex in some people. Which is not fun. Not fun at all.
  • They encourage a "bite down" solution, which can sometimes actually stress a lot of people out, and keep you from relaxing and getting the full night's sleep you're looking for.
  • These tend to create tension on your facial muscles, which bothers some people, but not others.
  • Denture wearers just can't use them. Full stop.
  • Rare cases have reported jaw alignment problems, over or underbite as well as pain.

Now I know that list looks pretty bad. But remember that these are things that can *sometimes* happen, but definitely are a minority situation. The track record of the Jaw Advancer is also much more lengthy, as I said above, as these things have been on the market for years. The difference is that your VitalSleep as an example, is about a million times more comfortable than something you bought at a KMart 20 years ago.

Things get better with time, and without a doubt, the Jaw Advancer continues to improve.

And In This Corner... The Challenger, Tongue Retaining Turner!

With Tongue Retainers (as I'll call them here), there is some innovation coming to play. What the inventors of Tongue Retaining Mouthpieces like the Good Morning Snore Solution did was take a look at the list of Jaw Advancer weaknesses above, and decided to make something better. Something with less rigidity, more comfort, and just straight up more effectiveness. Then, they got some biologists, doctors and a friendly neighborhood engineer together for a bit of a party**. The result was a sleeker, better mouthpiece that more people could use to stop snoring.

The great advantage of the tongue retaining mouthpiece is definitely its comfort - both for the short, and LONG term. This is key. Putting something foreign in one's mouth is something a lot of people are really squeamish about (believe me, I was one of them!), so comfort is a major, major concern for most people. These do take a few days to get used to, but once you do, they work.

Wearing a tongue retaining mouthpiece is easier because you're NOT clenching your jaw. As a result, you can relax easier, and basically get the sleep that you're looking for.

Another strength is that these mouthpieces tend to work for more "types of snorers". As in, if we were to say that Jaw Advancers work for 65% of snorers, then Tongue Retainers easily work for 90%. It really is that much of a difference. This is because most cases of snoring are about blockage created by the tongue - NOT the jaw!

So, most snorers simply benefit more from a well positioned tongue as opposed to a well positioned jaw.

And finally, denture wearers can use a tongue retaining mouthpiece with no problem. No problem at all.


Although Tongue Retainers are generally a lot easier to use than Jaw Advancers, there are some issues:

  • They're just not very available... Simply put, outside of the Good Morning Snore Solution, there just are NOT a lot of other competing products out there. With the Jaw Advancer, you could probably select from about 20 different mouthpieces and pay anywhere between $15 and $100.
  • A little pricier - Hey, it's supply and demand. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of tongue retaining mouthpiece manufacturers out there, so they tend to be more expensive than the Jaw Advancing kind.
  • Slippery when wet... The first time I used the GMSS, I woke up with, uh, more drool on me than I expected. A lot more. But after about a week, this "spit reflex" (???) issue, pardon the pun, dried up nicely.

Decision Goes To: Tongue Retaining Turner

Yep, in terms of overall effectiveness and comfort, the "new" challenger is really the best solution. Although the "old standby" does work well for a lot of people, it really is hard to beat the tongue retaining stop snoring mouthpiece.

Read about the Good Morning Snore Solution tongue retaining mouthpiece here.


**(This may or may not have happened. Sometimes the truth is a lot more boring than the fantasy!)



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Friday, 12 May 2017

Finding the Best Type of Stop Snoring Pillow

Snoring has perpetually wreaked havoc on households and families, affecting millions of people worldwide. While your snores may not really bother you, your roommates or family members probably have something else in mind. Luckily, these days, stopping those tedious and loud sounds can be helped with a simple, soft and cushy stop snoring pillow.

A stop snoring pillow is specifically designed to eliminate or, at the very least, reduce the intensities and frequencies of snoring attacks. It is the perfect solution for snorers who wish to correct this particular condition yet is unable to seek for other viable solutions due to preferences, beliefs or budget limitations. Since stop snoring pillows are commonplace in any bedroom and cost only a few dollars, it does not really pain you to try out this method of relief.

But which one do you purchase? Unfortunately, stop snoring pillows come in all sorts, designs and brands, many of which are pitched to be the perfect one for snorers. In addition, if you are a first-time buyer of these items, you can easily get overwhelmed and daunted with the vast selection of stop-snoring pillows. Avoid being sweet talked by professional salespersons by familiarizing yourself with these types of pillows for snoring.

The first contender is Blackstone Pillow. Nominated as the world’s coziest and effective stop snoring pillow by consumers, this product features a recessed-core support that rocks the head, and raises and aligns it by the spine to widen narrowed passageways. It elevates the chin remotely from the chest to accomplish effective snore minimization. The pillow is also deemed to support in reducing or treating headaches, neck pain as well as shoulder discomforts the individual may be experiencing.

Another well-known pillow for snoring is the SnoreLess Pillow(It also happens to be one of the best snoring pillows I've tried!) Engineered with an augmented head and neck roll, this one will place your head in such a position where in the throat widens to enable greater flow of air into the airways. An extra wedge attribute lifts the upper body to alleviate pressure points surrounding the throat. This will eventually lead to the elimination of snoring. Aside from assisting with snore reduction or elimination, the product also supports in easing acid reflux.

Better sleeping pillow should also be included in your lists. Created by a famous and respected neurosurgeon, the Better Sleep Pillow is designed to battle the difficulties with insomnia as well as support others who are combating snoring, sleep apnea, etc. It boasts impressive high-density hypoallergenic urethane memory foam. It also touts a core and lateral recess that enables you to sleep on your belly, side position or rear.

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Effective Snoring Solutions – Emails From Readers

ourmailWell, it's been almost a year for this website, and we're still going strong. The great thing about operating a site where snoring solutions are the number one goal is that you do get a lot of thank you letters from people: snoring, after all is a problem that is very solvable, and once you've found that solution, great quality sleep just comes.

Real Results, Fast

Believe me, it's often not an easy thing to believe that intense snoring can just stop one day with the help of an anti-snoring device. But it happens everyday, and my readers from the USA, Canada and Europe all love the changes in their life. Take Leonard, from Harrisburg, PA, as an example:

My wife finally couldn't take anymore, and I have to admit I was pretty embarrassed that at 35, my wife and I had separate bedrooms! I mean, this isn't the 50s anymore, but who could blame her? I was finding that more and more I was snoring so intensely that I would wake myself up at night and then have real problems getting back to sleep. I pretty much felt like crap, and I knew I had to do something right away.

It all ended when I found your site, and especially your great review of the Good Morning Snore Solution. I had read a bit about the difference between jaw advancing and tongue retaining mouthpieces, and just figured I'd try the GMSS because I quickly realized the tongue retaining kind was probably my best bet. Well, after a few days getting used to it (it wasn't hard - just weird, I guess), I felt a million times better. Then, after about a week, my wife decided to see if she could sleep with me again.

Well, turned out that she could. My snoring has subsided to the point where I'm a sound sleeper. It's really amazing! I'm really grateful for the resource you've put up here. I'm sure if your site helped me, it probably helps thousands of others. Keep it up!

Comfort Is King

One of the best products we've seen, that of course also works for minimal to medium snorers is the SnoreLess Pillow. Pound-for-pound, nothing packs a better punch as far as not only stopping snoring (although I would never recommend it for heavy snorers), but also making sleeping a lot more comfortable for a lot of people. It's a sentiment that Debbie from Omaha, NE echos:


I'm sure you get a lot of emails like this, but I wanted to sincerely thank you for your site It's been a big help for me in my quest to finally rid myself of this nagging snoring problem. My husband never mentioned it until recently, so it's one of those problems that surprised me. But after some of the sleepless nights he had (and the grump he became!), I decided I need to do something about it, and found your site with a Google search.

Well, at first I considered a mouthpiece, because I assumed it would work, and because I knew that I could stand sleeping with something in my mouth (as a former braces-wearer, I spent many a night with a retainer). But once I read your SnoreLess pillow review, I decided to give it a shot instead. Not only was it cheaper, I also liked the idea of the comfort factor, particularly as I have some major lower-back issues.

Well... what can I say? The SnoreLess is just fantastic. I love it. Now not only is my snoring all but gone - I also don't wake up with the bad lower back pain that I've had for what seems like forever! My husband laughed when he found out that I ordered a pillow to stop snoring, but he isn't laughing anymore. Instead, he's eating his words!

Thank you so much for all your great work.

Age Over Beauty - Always

One of the most interesting things about snoring is that it isn't a problem that most of us have for our entire life. In fact, most snorers don't start snoring until 30 years old - while some are silent until their 70s!!! It's a strange beast, sleep apnea and snoring, in that the later in life you are, the higher the likelihood that you snore. But with age, different problems can also come to play when it comes to this problem, such as that experienced by Warren from Los Angeles, CA:

...Finding out how to stop snoring certainly wasn't easy for me - in fact, I had been searching for quite a long time for something that worked. I even took to the snoring throat sprays, which worked for a little while, but then slowly stopped working. I wanted something permanent, but most of the mouthpieces didn't work for me because of my dentures! Reading through your site, I recognized that all the "jaw advancing" types of mouthpiece just wouldn't be effective for me - unless I wanted to risk choking in the middle of the night!

Of course, the Good Morning Snore Solution opened up the possibility of an actual permanent solution for someone like me. I'll admit I wasn't completely on board with the idea that a "tongue sucker" would work, but I had to try something.

And I'm really glad I did. I am sleeping like a baby these days, and so is my wife. She wishes I would have found this 20 years ago! Thank God for the Internet!

Is Something Working For You?

One of the greatest things about running this site has been that my readers tend to let me know when they've found "their snoring solution". It not only helps me (by giving me such great ideas), but it helps every single visitor to the site.

Thanks for reading, and if you have a story you'd like to share, drop me a line at Chris @ this site, or just leave a comment. Good luck!

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Stop Snoring Mouthpiece: A Great Device to Stop Snoring

Have you been bothering your spouse or kids with annoying snores? Perhaps it is the time to act unilaterally and fight this at times brutal sleep condition. So how do you eliminate snoring? Solutions for snoring problems have grown and expanded dramatically throughout the years, as the medical field finally recognizes snoring and sleep apnea as a huge problem!

One of these solutions that are now quickly growing in acceptance worldwide is the stop snoring mouthpiece - read a review here. While many criticize them as being uncomfortable and visually unappealing (when it comes to cheap ones, I consider myself part of that group), these contraptions are very effective in stopping and eliminating snoring.

A stop snoring mouthpiece is also commonly regarded to as a very effective and advanced device that works by introducing the mouthpiece into your oral cavity, particularly over the teeth. A good  mouthpiece molds to the contour of your mouth to guarantee that it does not hurt or cause any discomfort (BEWARE: if you feel discomfort, ditch your mouthpiece - remember the key is for you to get some solid sleep!).

A stop snoring mouthpiece is also specifically designed to softly hold your lower jaw in a forward placement during sleep. By doing so, the mechanism that causes snores is hopefully nullified. The mouthpiece basically opens the passageways on your throat and leads the rushing air through in a smoother manner as it makes its way across the throat area. The volume of air passing through the throat area does not vibrate the expanded tissue and so snoring is prevented.

Fighting Snoring Is A Lifestyle Choice

Aside from snoring mouthpieces, other home remedies and lifestyle interventions may be employed to stop snoring (especially if you don't want to wear a mouthpiece for the rest of your life!)

For example, many doctors advise snorers to exercise regularly in order to solidify the tissue at the back of the throat that is associated with the sleep condition. You should also alter your lifestyle habits. If you are an avid smoker, alcohol drinker or drug abuser, drop the habits and live healthier. This not only helps you eliminate snoring, but also definitely improves the overall quality of your life.

Check out a review on a really effective (not to mention comfortable) mouthpiece here.


No Need For A Mouthful

Hey, let's face it: snoring mouthpieces are not the most comfortable things to wear. In fact, many snorers report that they have difficulty sleeping with a piece of plastic in their mouth. It makes sense. These devices aren't the most natural things on earth, after all.

If you find yourself uncomfortable with mouthpieces, you may want to consider a jaw supporter. Jaw supporting devices are far more comfortable to use, and are adjustable specifically for your comfort. Plus, they work, and work well.

Other Tips
If snoring is a pretty major problem for you should try to alter the environment where you sleep in. Allergens can cause snoring to occur. Make sure to clean your bedroom from dust and debris that may induce allergies. Change your mattresses and your pillowcases at least once a month. In addition, vacuum your tapestries, flooring and curtains.

Sleep positioning may be an issue. You may want to consider the SnoreLess pillow for this. If you want a free solution, consider sleeping in a lateral position (on your side). This works sometimes, and may at least limit the overall noise.

Still... if your problem is serious, take it seriously!

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Promoting Health Even In Your Sleep

Sleep is a luxury. We are all aware of this by now although we took it for granted in our youth. The daily grind takes up most of our time and we have little time left to rest and recuperate. Our body can only take so much during the day and we need to recharge so we still have more energy to pursue our studies or career during the next day. It is not always easy to catch up on our needed snooze but we need it for the sake of our health (and sanity).

Sleep has lots of benefits. Not only do we get to rest our tired and aching body after a long day’s work but we also give our different body systems a chance to perform various important functions. Imagine waking up after a full eight hours of sleep. The feeling is just amazing and we feel as if we can take whatever life throws at us that day.

Sleeping comes with unmatched health benefits; an adequate sleep is a part of healthy lifestyle with can positively impact your heart, weight, mind and more.

Here are surprising health benefits of having a good sleep:

1: Improves Memory: Ever heard of word consolidation? When we are sleeping our mind works even more actively to practice skills we learned while being awake.

2: Live Long: Sleeping for long or short span of time leads to shorter life.

3: Keep Blood Pressure in control: It has been seen that people who take less than six hours of sleep are more likely to have high blood pressure than th ones who sleep adequately. 

4: Be a winner: If you are the one who likes to win all athletic sports then the key is to have a good sleep. A healthy sleep improves your performance.

5: Be more attentive: It has been seen that attention level in people is more in who sleeps better

6: Healthy weight: Always wanted to have a healthy weight? Go to bed at right time and have good sleep.

7: Decline in stress: A good sleep helps you in decreasing stress in day to day life.


So you see, you don’t just feel better and relaxed after a deep sleep but your health also improves. There are times when sleeping does not come naturally and you end up tossing and turning in bed because sleep still eludes you. Most of the time it is a sleeping disorder like insomnia or even sleep apnea with its characteristic snoring sound, however, the heat can also be a big issue when it comes to sleeping soundly. This ( can help you beat the snoring.

How to get to sleep in a heatwave

Being clammy and hot in bed doesn't go hand-in-hand with a good night's sleep. 

There are some incredible tips on the web that will help you have a better night in the sack - including putting your sheets in the freezer. 

Chucking your bed sheet in a sealed bag and ramming it in the freezer will leave you with nicely chilled sheets to help you drift off to the land of nod. 

Or if that doesn't catch you eye try the reverse hot water bottle. Fill a hot water bottle with cold water, put its cover on and then put it in the freezer. 

Children’s toys can also be put in a bag and put in the fridge so it’s nice and cool when they go to bed.


The season change and so does our sleeping pattern. Sleeping is no big deal when the weather outside is cool like in autumn and winter but it becomes impossible to sleep when the warm weather arrives and your room and bed feels like a hot, burning oven.

Sleeping used to be so easy. Look at any teenager, who's likely to have no trouble tumbling into bed at nearly any hour and slumbering through thunderstorms, alarm clocks and even the after-effects of late-night pizza.

But sleeping gets harder as you get older. There are bathroom breaks and bouts of wakefulness that have you tossing and turning. Do those disruptions mean adults need less sleep as they get older? No, say researchers at UC Berkeley, who point out in a new study that decreased sleep as people age increases the risk of health problems.

“Nearly every disease killing us in later life has a causal link to lack of sleep,” says Matthew Walker, professor of psychology and neuroscience and lead author on a deep sleep study, said in a statement. “We’ve done a good job of extending life span, but a poor job of extending our health span. We now see sleep, and improving sleep, as a new pathway for helping remedy that.”


Others dub sleep as the fountain of youth and who are we to disagree. People who enjoy enough and deep sleep daily look fresh and younger than others their same age. Their skin and complexion look healthy and they don’t have those ugly dark under the eye circles to deal with. You also perform better at work or at school when your mind and body are well-rested. It is easy to spot those who had a good night sleep and those we struggled to grab a few winks at night.

If sleeping persists to be an issue and affects your health and life in general, do your research and adapt a healthier lifestyle that can also contribute to sleeping better. You don’t need to drink all those pills to feel better or those expensive trips to the dermatologist to stay younger looking, sleep is all you need. No matter how impossible it is to establish a regular sleep routine, make it happen or not only lose sleep but be more sickly (and sickly-looking) too. We can’t stop aging but we can slow it down by living a healthy life and getting enough sleep.

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Monday, 17 April 2017

Do Anti-Snoring Mouthpieces Really Work?

Snoring is the bane of the existence of most people suffering from sleep apnea. Not only is the loud sound irritating to the ears, it is likewise a signal of a bigger or potentially dangerous medical problem. Most people who snore suffer from sleep apnea - roughly 60% according to one study. And over the years, sleep experts delved deeper into the problem to come up with effective and efficient solutions to help people improve their sleeping pattern, if not get back on lost sleep.

While CPAP was the top sleeping solution for a while back then, many recent developments gave way to more convenient sleep gadgets that are not only more effective but produce fewer side effects too. The most popular of all are perhaps anti-snoring mouthpieces like this and this because they are small, easy to use, and are effective in reducing the sound of the loud snoring at night. You no longer need to lose sleep or suffer from your partner’s loud snoring without breaking the bank.

Several studies have found that many people are not aware they snore at night. They often discover the problem because a family member or partner wakes them up and tells them about their snoring. According to the Mayo Clinic, snoring can be so loud that it disrupts another person’s sleep and wakes him or her.

So while the snorers themselves are often clueless of the havoc they cause once night time falls, those who sleep with them can find reprieve from anti-snoring mouthpieces that reduce the loud snoring and at the same time protect the snorer from the constant breathing pauses that characterize sleep apnea.

If snoring is affecting the quality of your sleep and annoying your partner, then you may want to consider the following remedies and options. There are solutions that may help you reduce or eliminate snoring.

Dr. Lebby shares, “One of the best noninvasive treatments in my opinion are mandibular (jaw) repositioning devices, one example being SnoreRX. These type of devices cover your upper and lower teeth, like a football mouth guard, and reposition the jaw. This has the effect of maintaining an open airway. The devices are more comfortable since the take a custom impression and allow for adjustment.”


As the years go by, more anti-snoring mouthpieces are released into the market so the average Joe has more options to choose from. While these products may have slight differences in look and design, all anti-snoring mouthpieces observe the same principle in treating sleep apnea and addressing snoring.

If snoring is affecting the quality of your sleep and annoying your partner, then you may want to consider the following remedies and options. There are solutions that may help you reduce or eliminate snoring.

Dr. Lebby shares, “One of the best noninvasive treatments in my opinion are mandibular (jaw) repositioning devices, one example being SnoreRX. These type of devices cover your upper and lower teeth, like a football mouth guard, and reposition the jaw. This has the effect of maintaining an open airway. The devices are more comfortable since the take a custom impression and allow for adjustment.”

It’s this total relaxation that inhibits air flow and causes the characteristic rasping sound made by heavy snorers.


You don’t have to be embarrassed by your loud snoring. You may actually be suffering from sleep apnea, which is a serious condition although it is seldom talked about in many circles. People in the past seldom seek treatment and just think of snoring as one of life’s major inconveniences you just have to deal with. But today, partners of snorers refuse to endure such a harrowing ordeal each night knowing that there are plenty of solutions for snoring and sleep apnea itself.

Anti-snoring mouthpieces have saved countless sleepless nights (and even the lives and sanity) of couples who suffer from sleep apnea. Although often underrated, they are actually effective in regulating airflow that takes care of the loud snoring and ensures the snorer don’t suffer from breathing pauses (nor of pauses of the heart beat) when asleep. It might take some getting used to, but over time, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of deep and restful sleep you’ve been deprived of for years.

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