7 ways snoring affects your day

  1. You’re sleep deprived and tired and so is your partner. No one likes starting the day that way!
  2. You lack of concentration. This is definitely something that cannot be tampered with, especially at work with important activities all day long.
  3. Your appearance suffers. Everyone likes to look their best – no one wants to see those black bags underneath your eyes with a face that cries out extreme fatigue!
  4. You feel anxious and moody. A restless night means a restless day full of frustration and anger. It’s not pleasant for your colleagues when you become irritated and snap, and it’s certainly not something your family want to come home to either.
  5. Your muscles ache. Poor sleep amounts to a feeling of tiredness and exhaustion that leads your body to lack energy and strength.
  6. You try to compensate with too much caffeine. Although you may feel your caffeine supply works successfully in the short term by keeping you awake and buzzing, the long term effects are damaging to your body. These health risks can cause serious consequences and make you all the more tired.
  7. You feel like you’re ruining relationships that mean the most to you. Annoying your loved ones can be an upsetting cyclical pattern. It needs to be broken right away with Mute!

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So are you sick of the 7 ways snoring is affecting your day? Then try Mute – it’s anatomically designed to stent the nasal airways, allowing snorers to breathe more easily through their nose and keep the mouth closed during sleep. It’s available in a Trial pack and as well as three sizes.

Go on then, give Mute a try – it’s cheaper than a divorce!

You think you can’t escape snoring, but have you tried Mute?

You’ve tried nasal strips and sprays and different sleeping positions, you’ve humidified the bedroom and sipped pre-bed herbal infusions, but snoring still seems to be the most faithful companion to your sleeping time!

Even if you feel like you’ve tried everything, now is not the time to give up – it’s time to try new Mute, which is helping many snorers breathe more and snore less.

Mute is anatomically designed to stent the nasal airways, allowing snorers to breathe more easily through their nose and keep the mouth closed during sleep. In turn this reduces vibration in the airways that causes snoring. In trials, 75% of couples reported a reduction in the frequency and volume of snoring and found it more effective than other products. The technology behind Mute increases airflow on average by 38%, which may alleviate congestion, another critical factor to a reduction in snoring and a better quality of sleep.

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Mute has even managed to quieten down the sounds of ‘a low-flying jet’, from the UK’s loudest snorer, Jenny Chapman. So, why not act now, and give the trial pack a go? Follow this link to get yourself a Mute starter pack and find your perfect size!

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How Snoring Kills the Mood in the Bedroom

Working very different hours, not sharing the same interests, passion fading away… In the first person or through a friend, we have all experienced these unpleasant relationship issues. But who would have thought that snoring was actually so disruptive to couple’s love lives? Snoring it seems, is causing the snorer’s partner to regularly seek a quieter zone to get some sleep – it is literally building a wall between partners and ruining the intimacy in their relationship.

Without really realising it, snoring is the real relationship killer. We all make light hearted jokes around the hilarity of ambiguous noises that exit our partner’s mouth or nose; however, it is actually a rather more serious matter than we let on. Whether we try to laugh off our embarrassing, uncontrollable behaviour whilst we sleep, or tease our other half, we all know how truly unpleasant snoring can be, and the consequential issues that relationships can face. Of course, naturally it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where problems start, but if we told you now that snoring was a catalyst for relationship issues, many couples would no doubt agree.

So what is the answer to the snoring problem? Customers have found that Mute can change the ambience in the bedroom and help couples get more sleep. Mute is a nasal stent that tackles the problem by opening the airways to help alleviate snoring. In trial results, 75% of couples reported a reduction in the frequency and volume of snoring. Keeping the ‘spare bedroom’ actually ‘spare’ holds more weight than realised!

Visit our home page for more information, because love might be blind but it’s not deaf…

Become the silent partner this National Stop Snoring Week

Yes, it seems like there now is a dedicated day or week for almost anything these days, but did you know that this week is actually National Stop Snoring Week in the UK?

Monday 25th April marks the start of National Stop Snoring Week in the UK this year, raising awareness to the disruptive impacts and detrimental effects of snoring on your health, family and love life. With a whole week dedicated to snoring, it’s time for you or your snoring partner to address the problem – snoring doesn’t need to be something you have to live with; you can do something about it.

Try Mute, the amazing new snoring relief product that is quietening snorers all over the UK. This technologically advanced product acts like a nasal stent to help alleviate snoring and aid a good night’s sleep. Created by Australian company, Rhinomed, Mute allows snorers to breathe more easily through their nose and keep their mouth closed during sleep. In turn this reduces vibration in the airways that causes snoring.

In trials, 75% of couples reported a reduction in the frequency and volume of snoring. Easy to use, drug-free, discreet and available in small, medium and large which will fit most nose sizes. Mute is designed to fit the natural anatomy of the nose and it is adjustable so you can control the level of dilation and airflow.

Order your trial pack here – become the silent partner that your other half has been ‘dreaming’ of!

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Arianna Huffington on The Science of Sleep and Success

Get tips on the science behind sleep

Learn how recovery is important for athletes when you sleep, how mental and emotional issues are linked to sleep deprivation, and what is the most important thing you can do before you go to bed.

Arianna Huffington – “The new science now is so conclusive that sleep is a performance enhancer …everything in our lives gets better, our productivity, our health, our relationships, our happiness. So why is it so hard for us to do something that is free and available to us?”

For athletes looking for help with recovery, check out Turbine.

For tips on how to get the most out of Mute, check out our FAQs page.

Health and Snoring

By Karina Francois, Qualified Naturopath.

Snoring happens for a number of reasons, with these factors differing between individuals as a result of their lifestyle or health.

The most common cause of snoring is the muscles of the airway relaxing during sleep, causing vibrations as air passes through the throat and out the mouth.

The interrupted sleep that results can affect our health and ability to function optimally throughout the day.

Depending on why or how often you snore, treatments vary from person to person. Let’s look at some lifestyle solutions and take responsibility for our health today.

 

  1. Alcohol, sleeping pills and sedatives

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and that results in relaxation of the muscles in the throat, narrowing the airways that lead to snoring.

Reducing your alcohol consumption is a good place to start. Sleeping pills and sedatives can have a similar affect to alcohol – why not try some natural solutions such as magnesium (available in tablet or powder form) chamomile tea or herbal tonics.

  1. Smoking

If you smoke, snoring frequency increases. This is because the harmful smoke irritates the throat; causing inflammation along the tissue lining the airway (known as mucosa) and causing the airways to swell and narrow.

  1. Exercise

Exercise can reduce snoring by both toning the muscles in your neck and throat, and keeping excess weight from accumulating around the head / neck.

  1. Water/milk /coffee/tea/cola and caffeinated drinks

Staying well hydrated is important, as dehydration can make the secretions of your nose and palate stickier, in turn reducing the size of your airways and increasing the severity of snoring in some people.

If you can, try to reduce or moderate your intake of dairy products such as milk, butter, yoghurt and cream, as these foods can leave mucous in your mouth, again causing narrowing of the airways.

  1. Sleep position

If snoring is affecting your night time routine, try changing your sleep position. Sleeping on your side instead of your back may help alleviate snoring, as gravity makes it more likely for your tongue to obstruct breathing and for jaw muscles to relax when you are on your back.

  1. Colds and allergies

Mucous and nasal drips can obstruct air passages and increase the severity of snoring. Many people find that using a steam bowl just before sleep can help to clear the nose and nasal passage, particularly if blockages or congestion are caused by the common cold or flu

  1. Pillow & Bedding

Changing your pillow and bedding regularly is also very important. Dust mites and animal dander can cause allergic reaction and irritation. By washing and drying your pillows, bed sheets, blankets and covers regularly, this will reduce the number of inhaled allergens. Also try to keep animals out of the bedroom if you find your nose is affected over night.

  1. Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities can cause nasal drip. With a few of my clients, I have found that by removing foods that are potential irritants, this results in a clearer nasal passageway and a reduction in snoring.

  1. Food/weight/eating behaviours/type 2 Diabetes

It is important that you start to listen to your body and eat only when you are hungry, as overeating leads to obesity.

Obesity can result in widening the girth of the neck which in turns puts pressure on the airways, narrowing them during sleep, a leading cause of snoring.

Weight loss and reducing fatty tissue at the back of your throat and neck will generally decrease the severity of snoring. It may not be curative, but it can reduce snoring frequency to the point where other treatments aren’t required.

  1. Foods that can help

Honey and peppermint tea before bed has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents, helping to reduce congestion and phlegm in the throat. The vapours from the peppermint can help to soothe irritated nasal passages, thin mucous and clear nasal drainage that may be causing obstructions.

A teaspoon of turmeric mixed in water and taken every day acts a natural anti-inflammatory and may reduce snoring. Similarly, onion and garlic have great anti-inflammatory properties and are easy to use in cooking.

As you can see, there is so much that we can do to help with snoring. It’s time to implement some lifestyle changes and embrace a healthier version of you.

Karina Francois is a leading Naturopath based in Melbourne. She runs a naturopath clinic in the outer suburb of Beaconsfield called Infinite Health Practice and recently released her first book called Clean Food Clear Thinking.