We all have those days when lack of sleep takes its toll. We discover during a big client meeting that our shoes don’t match. We forget to cancel the babysitter. More than anything, we just wish we could crawl back into bed! Holistic pharmacist and author Sherry Torkos recently appeared on the NBC’s San Antonio Living to discuss some common underlying causes to sleep issues. We were excited that she spent time describing how, for many people, better sleep may be possible by using Mute.
Poor sleep may be common, but it’s not something we should ignore. “I talk to patients every day [who] are not getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep,” Torkos commented. “Some people are just skimping by on four or five hours and let’s face it, you’re tired the next day, your memory doesn’t work well, you feel in slow motion.” She added that there are even possibly serious health effects: increased risk of heart disease, some cancers, weakened immune systems and weight gain.
Before reaching for over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids, Torkos suggested that audiences address any underlying sleep issues. She also reviewed natural options for better sleep, such as Mute. It is estimated that about 45 percent* of normal adults snore at least occasionally. If you or your partner snores, it could be keeping you awake at night. According to Torkos, “Snoring doesn’t just affect the partner, but the person who’s snoring also has disrupted sleep.”
When snoring is exacerbated by congestion or a deviated septum, using Mute may quiet the noise so both partners get better sleep. Mute is a soft, nasal dilator that is inserted into the nose to open the airway and ease snoring. “There’s three different sizes, small, medium, and large. You can actually get trial packs,” stated Torkos. The trial packs contain all three sizes, so you can find out which size fits you best. “It instantly opens up the airways,” said Torkos.
In one study, 75 percent** of partners reported a reduction in snoring when Mute was used. It’s a better option than elbowing your partner during the night. According to Torkos, “It can be a marriage saver for some people!”
If, as was host Claudia Garofalo, you’re excited to try Mute tonight, you’ll be happy to discover it can be found at most major pharmacies. Use our store locator to find Mute, sleep better and feel better.
** results may vary. (n=236, 2014 trial)