Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t always easy in our hectic ‘tuned in’ lifestyles. According to well known author and clinical psychologist, Dr. Michael Breus, there are a few products available that can help you prepare yourself to obtain the best night’s sleep.
We were excited by Dr Breus’ suggestions and that he identified snoring as one of the causes for not getting a good night’s sleep. “This product is called Mute and it’s found at Walgreens… and it’s an internal nasal dilator.”
As Dr Breus outlines when demonstrating Mute: “It helps open up the nasal passages, [and] reduces snoring.” He shared the tip that if you’ve had a couple of drinks at dinner and have a tendency to snore, then Mute might help keep the nasal airways open, reducing the likelihood of snoring.
Dr Breus confessed his wife often asks him to wear Mute, commenting that: “It makes the whole night much better.” We couldn’t agree more, Dr Breus!
In clinical trials, 75 percent* of couples reported a reduction in the frequency and volume of snoring when using Mute.
The Sleep Doctor was on TV to share tips on products to help you sleep better. Alongside Mute, he suggested melatonin, a night light, blue-light blocking glasses for tech use, a portable sound device, a special filtered light and a bedside sleep tracker.
He reiterated the importance of setting the right environment for Sleep – and the effect blue light can have on our sleep patterns. “It turns out that 460nm or blue light affects certain cells in the eye and turns off the melatonin faucet,” Dr Breus explains on the Show.
Breus encouraged viewers to ensure that their brain isn’t tricked into thinking it’s morning, by having blue light reach you through bright lights, electronics and bedside reading lamps.
“Melatonin is the key that starts the engine for sleep, so that’s what we want to have going.”
So grab a Mute to try. It’s a great way to give yourself the best chance of a good night’s sleep.
* results may vary. (n=236, 2014 trial)