According to Medical Xpress, researchers have discovered a potential treatment for those suffering from the disruptive condition: singing. In a study published in the International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, researchers studied 60 patients who were simple snorers and 60 patients who suffered from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that can cause people to temporarily stop breathing during sleep. Over a period of three months, half of the group participated in a series of singing exercises, while the other half of the group did nothing. At the end of the study, the singing group experienced a significant reduction in snoring and an improvement in sleep quality compared to those in the control group, who experienced no change.
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Singing can help reduce snoring
HOW SIMPLE SNORING LEADS TO SERIOUS OBSTRUCTION: In the book, Dr Grossan explains: Snoring creates a vicious circle: AAAaA AAAAWith snoring there is poor sleep. AAAaAAAAANext morning there is fatigue, so there is overeating for energy. AAAaAAAAAThis results in extra fat that enlarges the throat tissue and adds to the nocturnal airway blockage. AAAaAAAAAWith this blockage at night, as you try to pull more air into the lungs, you create a negative pressure on the stomach contents that pulls acid up into the throat. AAAaAAAAAThat acid irritates the throat and causes more obstruction to breathing at night.
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Hydro Med Announces: Snoring Due to Allergy Should be Stopped Early
But have you tried sending them on a talent show like The X Factor? A new British study has found that joining a choir, or taking singing lessons, can help reduce snoring – good news for long-suffering partners. The trial, by Exeter University and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, showed that singing exercises strengthened certain throat muscles and helped alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea. Researchers say that, for best results, singing exercises should be teamed with lifestyle changes such as losing weight. According to Snore Australia, most people will snore at some time but chronic or loud snoring is often associated with sleep-related breathing disorders.
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