Archive | July, 2010

De-Stress for Snore Stopping Success

There are a lot of different reasons why we snore but one that is often overlooked is because of the stress that we are dealing with during the day. Stress is a very odd thing and it can affect our physical health as well as our mental health. Believe it or not, much of the snoring that we do can be overcome if we are able to calm down and avoid some of the stress that we are dealing with during the day. Although it may not be the only thing that is necessary in order to cure our snoring, it certainly will help us to get a better night’s sleep.

The first thing that you need to do in order to destress to stop snoring is to avoid some of the stressful situations that you are dealing with. This is not always possible because all of us have to work and work is often what is at the root of many of our stresses. Instead of getting away from the things that stress us, we often need to learn how to deal with them effectively so that we do not carry that stress around with us all day long. Even practicing some deep breathing exercises will not only help you to calm down during the day but it will help to improve your breathing which will also improve your snoring.

Unfortunately, stress seems to be a vicious circle as far as our sleep pattern is concerned. If we are stressed out during the day, our body will release hormones that may keep us from falling asleep quickly or deeply. Without the proper amount of deep sleep, both from these hormones and from the snoring that they cause we will not be able to function properly over the next day. This starts a cycle of sleep deprivation that only makes things worse as far as our sleeping is concerned.

If you find that stress seems to be a problem for you, the most important time for you during the day should be the hour before you go to sleep. Take the time to turn off the television set and do a little bit of meditation, perhaps including a warm bath and aromatherapy. Don’t allow yourself to be stressed out before you go to bed and you might just find that you have a silent night’s sleep as a result.

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Is Stress Causing Your Snore?

Our bodies are an amazing thing but we always need to be concerned as to whether they are in balance or not. Whenever our bodies get out of balance because of different elements in our life, it can cause a lot of problems for us. One problem that may come about as a result of imbalance is snoring and in order for us to cure this problem, we need to cure the root of the problem, not simply cover it over. What are some different things that can cause us to snore which can be corrected naturally?

There are actually dozens of different things which can cause snoring in us as individuals. Carrying around too much weight on our body, being dehydrated, drinking at night and smoking cigarettes are some examples. Something that shouldn’t be overlooked, however, is the stress that we are going through during the day. This can either be stress that comes about for personal reasons in our life or even as a result of stress that we are feeling at work. Regardless of why it is hitting us, it may create an imbalance in our body which causes us to snore.

Stress is an extremely frustrating thing for us to go through. It can cause us to gain weight and it has a habit of releasing nasty chemicals into our body which cause problems for us whenever we are trying to sleep. Snoring is simply a side effect that we experience as a result of the stress that we feel during the day. If we are able to destress to a certain extent before we go to sleep, we might find that our snoring quiets to a certain extent and that would certainly make it worth the effort.

I find that the hour before going to bed is a very important time of the day to destress and forget about all the worries that you have. Turn off the TV set and be careful not to meditate on anything that is going to cause you to think deeply or stressfully. Listen to some quiet music or perhaps read some poetry in order to help put yourself in the right frame of mind in order to sleep. If all else fails, take a slightly warm bath and drink some warm milk. This will help to release natural chemicals in your body which will help you to get a good nights sleep, hopefully one free of snoring.

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Stop Snoring by Fixing Food Allergies

Allergies are one of the biggest problems that we have which cause snoring. Although carrying around excess weight and drinking alcohol also are two of the big problems which make us more, you would be surprised with how many times the snoring originates with allergies. When most of us think about these allergies, we tend to think about things that we breathe in through our nose during the day. Yes, these do make a difference in our lives but you cannot overlook the food allergies that you have as well.

Almost everybody has food allergies, at least to a certain extent. I know people who have food allergies to shellfish and nuts that are so serious that even taking one bite could kill them. How do they react to the problems with food allergies that they have? Their throat closes up and they have asthma like symptoms. They also tend to swell in various parts of their body. Even though most of us do not have food allergies to this extent, we may have them to the extent that they are causing us a lot of harm and making us snore.

The next time you go out to eat, make sure you are aware of the way that you feel. You may also be allergic to a lot of the foods that you eat at home without realizing it. Did you ever notice that your nose tends to run whenever you eat or perhaps that you have to clear your throat after eating? Most of us consider this to be perfectly normal behavior but believe it or not, it actually is because we are dealing with a food allergy. If you don’t believe me, try this simple test. The next time you have a difficult time and need to clear your throat after eating, stick a large pinch of salt under your tongue and chase it down with a glass of water. If the desire to clear your throat goes away after just a few moments, you have a food allergy.

Identifying and overcoming food allergies can really help us to overcome our snoring as well. Since these allergies tend to create mucus in our body and close our throat, it is easy to see why they would also cause us to snore. If you are unable to avoid the foods that you are allergic to all together, try taking some salt and water before going to bed. You might just find that you are snoring less with such a simple remedy.

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