Friday, 8 July 2011

Stop Snoring With an Anti-Snoring Nightshirt

Snoring is caused by the soft tissue in the roof of your mouth, tongue, and throat relaxing during sleep. When you progress from a light to a deep sleep, these soft tissues can relax enough that they vibrate and may partially obstruct your airway. The more narrowed your airway, the more forceful the airflow becomes, which makes you snore louder. Other factors such as being overweight, drinking alcohol, smoking, or consuming foods like milk and dairy products near bed time can also increase snoring.

Those of us who snore know the havoc snoring can wreak on our health and well being, as well as our relationships.

So what can you do to stop snoring and sleep better???

There are lots of potential solutions out there to stop snoring with varying degrees of convenience and effectiveness. The simplest, easiest, and often most effective solution is to train yourself to stay off your back during sleep. Sleeping on your stomach or sides prevents the soft tissues of the tongue and upper throat to close up, thus significantly reducing snoring. What's more is that sleeping on your stomach or sides is completely natural whereas wearing a mouthpiece or chin strap is not.

But how do you train yourself to stay off your back???

Sewing a pocket on the back of a T-shirt and inserting a tennis ball teaches your body to stay off your back to significantly reduce snoring. You can experience positive results immediately on the first night! Anti-snoring nightshirts with a back pocket feature are available that's comfortable and effective. The button-down pocket guarantees that the tennis ball will securely stay in place without binding or pinching.

This is highly recommended as a first alternative to consider for those of us seeking fast relief from the annoying noise of snoring. It also much more preferable to other alternatives such as chin straps and mouthpieces that are uncomfortable and can actually prevent you from sleeping altogether. Consider what happens when you wear a mouthpiece. First of all, attempting to sleep with a mouthpiece for most of us is unnatural. Because a mouthpiece pushes your jaw forward in order keep your air passageway open, the full weight of your mandible rests on your lower teeth. This can distort and misalign your teeth over time. Other options such as anti-snoring throat sprays are rarely effective, leave a bad taste in your mouth, and can dissipate quickly.