What is snoring?
Snoring is the sound you make when your breathing is blocked while you are asleep.
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Besides affecting the sleeper’s sleep pattern and depriving them of proper rest, snoring can be associated with sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder. Moreover, heavy snoring is disruptive to family members. Did you know that the third leading cause of divorce in the US is due to couples with snoring partners?
How to prevent snoring?
Snoring can be treated depending on its cause. Below are a few tips to help you prevent snoring.
More than 300 devices are registered in the US as a cure for snoring. Among these, you have to find one that would best work for you. And how do you know which ones are effective? Knowing the causes of snoring will easily give you an idea of which ones are dupe or real. Learning that snoring may be due to closed or tight airway, it would be rational to choose a nose clip device that opens nasal air passages. Ultimately, the treatment will depend on the diagnosis. Your snoring problem should be checked by ENT specialists to give you the utmost care you needed.
We all need to be touched. Our need for physical contact is manifested since birth. As babies, we cry, suckle, and cling to our parents or caregivers. These attachment behaviors promote physical closeness, and we might be reaping the benefits without us knowing.
Cuddling for about 10 minutes releases a hormone called oxytocin or the “love hormone” while inhibiting cortisol aka "the stress hormone". It relieves pain, boosts your immune system, and eases stress or tension. Cuddling before bedtime is even greater because it helps you fall asleep.
Lack of sleep affects the immune system. People who slept 6 hours or less were 4 times more likely to catch a cold compared to those who have an average of 7 hours or more of sleep. Major benefits your immune system gets with enough sleep include the following:
Increased immune function, reduced risk to colds and flu, fight infection and illnesses, help recover from diseases, and beats mental disorders.