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Give Yourself or a Loved One the Gift of Relief from Snoring

Give Yourself or a Loved One the Gift of Relief from Snoring

Monday, November 15, 2021

It is officially the most wonderful time of the year. Homes, businesses, and downtowns are filled with beautiful decorations commemorating the season. People are encouraged to spread kindness and goodness to one another, and many places in the country are already winter wonderland of snow.

For many, this is the season you look forward to the most. Everyone likes receiving presents, but some people excel at gift-giving. This is your time to shine and spread holiday cheer. You know each person on your list, their likes and dislikes, and their stories, and you’ve had your eye out for the perfect gift for everyone throughout the year.

Other people will find themselves scrambling, searching right to the last minute for what to put under the tree. Whether you are a professional gift-giver or a chronic procrastinator, there is someone in your life perfectly suited for the gift of relief from snoring. In this article, we are helping you identify who in your life needs this gift and how you can give it.

Who Needs the Gift of Relief from Snoring?

There are two types of people who would benefit from the gift of snoring relief:

People Who Live With People Who Snore Need Relief

People who live with a snorer need relief from snoring. They love the snorer in their lives, but that doesn’t change the impact it has on their lives:

  • People who live with a snorer are likely fatigued.
  • People who live with a snorer are likely stressed from lack of sleep.
  • People who live with a snorer are likely more irritable than they want to be.
  • People who live with a snorer are likely struggling with their health and wellness.
  • People who live with a snorer are likely at their wit’s end.

If you can give the gift of snoring relief to people living with someone who snores, you can expect the biggest “thank you” of the holiday season.

People Who Snore Need Relief

People who snore need relief from the effects of snoring. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Snoring is the hoarse or harsh sound that occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe.” That means that snoring is likely a result of a deeper issue:

  • Alcohol might make you snore if you drink it too close to bedtime. Snoring is even more likely when you drink heavily.
  • Snoring may be exacerbated if a person is overweight or has recently gained or lost weight.
  • Smoking can cause snoring by affecting a person's airways and breathing during the day and at night.
  • When a person suffers from seasonal allergies or has a lot of nasal congestion, snoring might become a problem.
  • When you sleep on your back, gravity causes the soft tissues of your throat to fall back and constrict your airway, leading to snoring.
  • Certain drugs might cause snoring as a side effect.
  • Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person's breathing becomes blocked or even stops while sleeping. Snoring quite often leads to sleep apnea.
  • Snoring can occur when a person breathes mostly through their mouth.
  • Tongue thrust is a condition in which a person's tongue does not rest properly in their mouth. This can lead to snoring.

Even though it might seem likely someone is sleeping soundly when they are snoring, their sleep is likely interrupted as much as those who must listen to snorers. A person is unable to get any deep sleep if they are snoring/mouth breathing.  If you can give the gift of snoring relief to a friend or loved one, it could dramatically improve their lives.

How You Can Give the Gift of Relief from Snoring

While you may be convinced that there are people in your life who need the gift of snoring relief this holiday season, determining how to put that package under the tree may seem impossible.

Many people snore as a result of mouth breathing, which can be exasperated by tongue thrust. Tongue thrust is a condition in which your tongue is pushed forward in your mouth. When you swallow, your tongue pushes against your teeth or protrudes between your teeth, causing the tongue thrust. As a result, a person's mouth may never fully close, and they may eventually breathe mostly via their mouth.

The key to correcting tongue thrust is retraining the tongue's position in the mouth. At IJustWantTo Correct My Tongue Thrust, we have created a simple seven-week program to help you retrain your tongue to rest properly in your mouth.

When tongue thrust is corrected, it will eliminate mouth breathing and help a person stop snoring. Contact us for additional information on how our program can benefit you or someone you care about or visit our store to learn more about it.

With our simple-to-follow activities, we've seen a lot of folks succeed. Don't delay; give the gift of tongue thrust correction today.

Janet M. Bennett

Written by:

Janet Bennett, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a Speech Pathologist in private practice in Asheville, NC, since 1977. She specializes in treating tongue thrust, a swallowing disorder that can result in buckteeth, an open bite, a lisp, snoring, and other problems that have not yet been made known to most people.