There are many people in the world who suffer from snoring. You’d be hard pressed to find a country in our vast world where someone doesn’t snore. It’s a natural occurrence but that doesn’t mean it can’t be dealt with. Just like sneezing can be controlled, snoring can be put under control as well. The first thing is to know the causes:
- Relaxed muscles in the mouth and throat
- Heavy drinking the night before sleep
- Unhealthy weight
- Use of drugs or sleeping medication
But wait! Sleeping medication is supposed to help you sleep, right? Well, it does indeed help you sleep but because it puts your body in such a state of relaxation you run into loose muscles in the mouth and throat. These loose muscles cause your tongue to fall to the back of your throat thereby cutting off or restricting your airflow. That’s where you’re going to get that well-known sound of snoring. They don’t call it sawing logs without reason.
If you are a person who snores you probably know very well the impact it can have on your daily life. Your sleep is interrupted on a regular basis, if you have a partner who shares your bed they aren’t getting proper sleep either. What can poor sleep lead to? Arguments, poor work performance, issues with memory, irritability, you name it! It’s definitely not an enhancement to your life, anyway.
So what can you do about it?
The simple tips are to cut back on your drinking and smoking before bed, exercise and lose weight, and scale back on the sleep medication (if you can). There are sleep devices you can get to help assist with your tongue falling back into your throat as well as nasal strips which are designed to help open your airways.
If you check Kickstarter you’re going to find something really cool: a smart pillow.
Introducing ZEEQ, the world's most sophisticated and comfortable pillow. ZEEQ is not just another device or accessory, it is an active participant in your sleep. The pillow senses movement and sound and tracks your data, but unlike other sleep technology ZEEQ actually responds to the data it collects.
If ZEEQ hears snoring, it will gently vibrate the pillow to encourage a new sleeping position. Your natural sleep movements are recorded and used to wake you up at the ideal moment in your sleep cycle, making groggy mornings a thing of the past. Most importantly, ZEEQ is the most comfortable pillow you will ever own. All the technology in the world will never be more important than softness, support, and premium materials, but luckily ZEEQ integrates technology and comfort seamlessly. ZEEQ integrates into your existing sleep habits and improves your sleep without you even being aware of it.
ZEEQ links to a smartphone app, so you can see your sleep data, including your Snore Score. If you want to take it a step farther, the app can help you track your diet, exercise and other habits to analyze how these factors effect your sleep, so you can make changes toward more restful slumber.
If that is not the coolest thing you have read today you need to start skimming Kickstarter more often.
While some people are hesitant to bring more technology into the bedroom, ZEEQ is definitely something you’ll want to invest in if you’re a snorer. By recording your snoring and other sleep data you can bring that information in when you visit your health care professional. This is key if you feel that your snoring is a sign of something more serious.
You already have a smartphone, why not invest in a smart pillow?