pillow talk #1 (snoring) 

Snoring 

The story:Tola and Babs have been married for two years and they seem very happy not until they began to visit a therapist. To me, they are still newly weds and should be enjoying their marriage. It’s too soon to be visiting a therapist and to make matter worse, it was the problem that really got me weak.

I don’t know how Babs managed to hide the whole snoring habit for three years of their courtship, till date it’s still surprising to me. Maybe they never visited each other or slept over while visiting or had a nap together. It’s quite strange to me. Tola seem to be very irritated by Babs snoring habit. The therapist was confused in which way to help out because somehow they should be visiting the hospital but later she realised Tola’s constant nagging about his snoring habit is giving Babs a serious concern and his self esteem was really dropping. Babs believed his wife must have discussed it with her friends and she has a very sharp tone to cut every edge into pieces. The therapist suggested they visit the hospital first and come back after but Babs was really disappointed and left in disbelief.

Let’s take a look at it this way

Babs snores uncontrollably “not his fault” it disturbs Tola and results into sleepless nights which later gives her migraine most times “still not her fault too”. She hasn’t called her husband calmly with love to tell him and let them find solution to it “let’s say still not her fault” but she booked an appointment with a therapist because her friends visits therapists for all their problems “Hmmmm maybe it’s hers now” she talks to her friends about her husband’s condition “insecurity or been ignorant” she said they are not sleep compatible and she want to have her room “division and from there different things sets in”

Snoring: Snoring is a noisy breathing during sleep. It is a common problem among all ages and both genders.

Causes: according to WEBMD 

  1. Obstructed nasal airways
  2. Poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue
  3. Bulky throat tissue: Being overweight can cause bulky throat tissue. Also, children with large tonsils and adenoids often snore.
  4. Long soft palate and/or uvula
  5. Sleep posture
  6. Age
  7. Lastly am adding stress: when one is tired they tend to snore during sleep

Health risk involved with snoring 

  • Frequent waking up from sleep
  • Interruption of breathing
  • Light sleep
  • Strain on the heart. Prolonged suffering from obstructive sleep apnea often results in higher blood pressure and may cause enlargement of the heart, with higher risks of heart attack and stroke.
  • Poor night sleep

Treatment: visit your doctor to know if it’s snoring or sleep apnea. Then he can recommend the vest treatment.

This are few ways to reduce snoring 

  • Loss weight
  • Excercise
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills and sedatives
  • Establish regular sleep pattern: sleep on your sides instead of your back
  • Clear nasal airways when it’s bed time like nasal decongestant
  • Try an anti-snoring mouth appliance. These devices often resemble an athlete’s mouth guard and help open your airway by bringing your lower jaw and/or your tongue forward during sleep. While a dentist-made appliance can be expensive, cheaper do-it-yourself kits are also available.

Try these throat excercise:Repeat each vowel (a-e-i-o-u) out loud for three minutes a few times a day. Place the tip of your tongue behind your top front teeth. Slide your tongue backwards for three minutes a day. Close your mouth and purse your lips. Hold for 30 seconds. With mouth open, move jaw to the right and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on left side. With mouth open, contract the muscle at the back of your throat repeatedly for 30 seconds. Tip: Look in the mirror to see the uvula (“the hanging ball”) move up and down.

Snoring is no one’s except if they refuse to change their ways which cuases snoring.

Note: companionship will keep you both together and good communication. Avoid third party if you both haven’t try to work on it before.

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