Try a different sleeping position
If your partner’s snoring is not very loud but still bothersome, try gently shaking him. This will cause him to change position without necessarily waking him up, and could be your key to a peaceful night’s sleep !
Why worry about snoring?
France alone counts 10 million snorers—and 10 million people kept awake every night by their partners’ snoring ! If this sounds familiar, here’s what you can do to ensure a good night’s sleep.
As noisy as a jackhammer
Snoring can reach volumes of up to 100 dB — which for the partner is like sleeping next to a jackhammer!
Why do we snore?
Three out of every five men and two out of every five women snore. While the sound may be soothing when it is soft, it can quickly disrupt sleep when it gets louder. Snoring occurs when the muscles and tissue at the back of the mouth and throat relax and fall back as we sleep, partially obstructing the respiratory tract. When we inhale, these muscles and tissue—especially those at the back of the palate and throat—begin to vibrate, causing a distinct noise: snoring. Snoring typically gets worse with age as muscles and tissue lose elasticity.
Typically the person who suffers the most from snoring is the snorer’s partner, often kept awake at night by the noise. However the snorer himself, although he appears to sleep through the night, doesn’t get a very restful night’s sleep. When we snore, the body does not get all the oxygen it needs, and therefore is unable to recuperate completely. Heavy snorers frequently wake up already feeling sleepy and lethargic and have trouble concentrating during the day.
The louder you snore, the less oxygen you are getting
Snoring doesn’t have long-term health consequences except when it’s a sign of sleep apnea, or involuntary pauses in breathing while you sleep. Sleep apnea can increase the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems.
How can you be sure to get a good night’s sleep?
In addition to aging, other factors that can aggravate snoring are nasal congestion (due to a cold or allergies), excess weight, alcohol, and sleeping pills. Certain sleeping positions like sleeping on your back can also instigate snoring; try sleeping on your side or, even better, your stomach, making sure that your head and neck are properly supported.
Sleep like a baby withQuies
Quies has developed a line of three products designed to help treat the causes of snoring :
– Anti-snoring strips to facilitate breathing through the nose
– Anti-snoring spray for light snoring
– Anti-snoring lozenges for long-lasting action.