Do you ever feel tired or sluggish during the day? Do you ever wake up feeling unrefreshed? Do you find it hard to concentrate at work? If you answered yes…
Sleep plays an important role in our lives. A lack of it can cause long-term health problems, with links being made to heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation alters our basic metabolism. Some scientists also believe that poor sleep might play a part in causing Alzheimer’s, with levels of dementia-linked toxins rising in the brain. So what causes poor sleep? Disorders such as insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and sleep terrors are often stated as reasons for losing out on shut-eye. But, with an estimated 15 million snorers in the UK, it could potentially be loud snoring that tops the list. It’s a familiar situation to many: lying awake at night, unable to nod off because of a partner’s snoring. Yet most people don’t realise that snoring isn’t normal – and it’s something that can be a problem for both the snorer and their partner.
Snoring happens when the airway relaxes and narrows, if the airway narrows too much, fast-travelling air is pulled through the airway, causing the soft tissue in the back of the throat to become dehydrated and vibrate. We hear this sound as snoring, and because this is caused by a multitude of reasons, there isn’t a one-product-fits-all type cure. Boots stock a range of Snoreeze products that can provide effective relief for all kinds of snorers. Snoreeze Throat Spray and Snoreeze Oral Strips target the main cause of snoring: the vibration of soft tissue in the back of the throat, while Snoreeze Nasal Strips help target snoring caused by a blocked nose (something that is often triggered by colds or allergies).
For loud snoring, or mild-to-moderate sleep apnoea, the Snoreeze Oral Device could help treat the problem. Oral devices work by holding the jaw in the correct position at night. This opens the airway and helps the snorer to breathe properly. Addressing poor sleep can help you feel like a new person. You’ll have more energy, sleep better, and feel more alert during the day.
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