Snoring is some annoying buzzing, rattling, snorting,
or wheezing type of noise that some people can make while they are
sleeping. These sounds are normally caused by the vibration of the uvula,
which is a small, conical piece of flesh that points downward from the
middle of the mouth's soft palate. Every breath inhalation will cause the uvula to vibrate.
Over 40 million Americans snore. Men snore more often than women,
however women are not immune. Most people who snore sleep with their mouths open, usually because their throats or nasal passages are partially obstructed. Possible causes of snoring include nasal congestion, deviated
septum, enlarged tonsils, swollen adenoids, nasal polyps, or even loose dentures.
Obesity increases the likelihood of
snoring by a factor of three. Although people who sleep on their sides
sometimes snore, you are much more likely to snore if you sleep on your
back. Sleeping on your back causes your jaw to drop open and your tongue
to fall backward, setting up even more vibration of the uvula and also
partially closing the windpipe.
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& Mineral supplement
daily supplement contains nutrients needed for good general
health and well being. People who snore may not be getting
enough of their vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and
|has a calming effect and works
on the nervous system of the body and this
mineral works well with calcium.
with the mineral magnesium and both are essential to the central nervous system
OTHER THINGS TO
Sleeping on your side may help
Sleeping with extra pillow to elevate your head may help
Avoid eating within two hours of bedtime
Avoid taking antihistamines, tranquilizers, or any other type of medication that depresses the central nervous system.
Reduce eating salt and salty foods, especially before bedtime. If sodium levels are high,
potassium levels are relatively low. Low levels of potassium are associated with snoring.
Avoid drinking alcohol. If you do drink, limit it to at least two hours away from bedtime. Alcohol causes a snorer to sleep more heavily and snore more
Take a good multivitamin and mineral supplement
Some cases of snoring are associated with poor
digestion and thus doing a colon
and intestinal cleansing may help as well as getting supplements with
enzymes that aid digestion.
Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else