having a great dream. Maybe Brad Pitt or Angelina
Jolie has taken you to dinner, or you’re
just lying on a multi-colored beach towel, sipping
a frozen drink on a pristine white beach. Whatever
the dream, the last thing you want is to be woken
up by your spouse snoring.
reach over, wop him or her on the head with the
pillow, and hope you can reconnect with your dream.
More patient spouses may gently wake their partner
up and softly murmur, “Honey, you’re
snoring again. Can you please stop?”
problem is that your spouse can’t just voluntarily stop snoring. Snoring Cure isn’t
like talking. For this reason, you can’t
turn your “snore button” on or off.
It can be agitating for the partner who is trying
to sleep, frustrating for both parties, and even
embarrassing for the snorer.
your partner’s snoring has even become some
sort of a family joke. The truth is that in some
is no laughing matter. It could be a symptom of
a much bigger problem, a sleep disorder called
sleep apnea. This is why it is important to alert
your doctor of excessive snoring.
word “apnea” means absence of breathing.
Snoring causes an obstruction of the airway meaning
that a snorer is not breathing properly. This
explains why sometimes a snorer can make odd noises
like snorts or wheezes. The bottom line is that
they are actually trying to catch a breath.
can cause the airway to be blocked completely
for more than ten seconds. If someone is snoring
so much that they are keeping others up at night,
there is a good chance they have obstructive sleep
You may be wondering which type of snoring is
normal and which type is potentially dangerous.
There are actually two types of snoring. The first
type is primary snoring, and the second type is
snoring that signifies obstructive sleep
your partner’s snoring is more of a noisy
breathing during sleep, this is primary
snoring. This type of snoring is more
of a continuous sound rather than episodes of
snorting or gasping for breath. Basically, this
is snoring without the apnea. These snorers may
wake up with dry mouths. They don’t experience
insomnia and they aren’t still tired when
they wake up.
more serious snoring is characterized by gasping
for breath, snorting, and other wheezing sounds.
If you don’t think your partner is doing
anything other than primary snoring, it’s
still important to talk to your doctor to rule
out sleep disorders. These can be very serious.
suggestions to help in stopping snoring include
purchasing a comfortable, soft to medium density
pillow or eating healthier choices that will
allow you to lose weight. If your partner has
a snoring problem, it’s best to try to be
patient. Remind yourself that he or she truly
is powerless in stopping. It may be disturbing,
but try to be sympathetic and realize that he
or she might not be getting the most refreshing
by Dr. Joseph J. Berke, M.D., Ph.D.
Discover how sleeping on The Sleep Better Pillow
can change your life.
Joseph J. Berke is an author and inventor dedicated
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