Stop Snoring By Losing Weight
Obesity is the most common cause of snoring.
Therefore it follows that the simplest and most straight forward way to stop snoring is to lose weight. If only it were that simple.
How Overweight Causes Snoring
Snoring is caused by pressure on the airways blocking the free flow of air. When you carry excess weight, in a sleeping position the airways become obstructed by the pressure of the additional weight resting on them, particularly if you carry additional weight around your neck and throat.
The simplest and most effective way to stop snoring is losing weight and exercising to tone the muscles and tissues.
Effects Of Overweight
We all know that overweight is unhealthy. We know about the risks of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis being caused by obesity and yet, for so many, the will power to take the necessary action to lose weight is missing.
Snoring is just another complaint to add to the long list of conditions worsened by obesity. The difference is that as well as impacting your own health your snoring can also jeopardise the health of your loved ones and it has the potential to destroy your relationships.
Losing weight does not have to be about hardship and sacrifice. In fact, it may mean that you do not need to restrict your calorie intake that will really depend on your diet, if you are prepared to exercise and increase your activity levels.
Speed Up your Metabolism
It is significant to speed up the metabolism in a natural way. This not only helps with weight loss but it also helps with many physiological functions, particularly elimination and excretion.
Every cell of the body can function more efficiently and eliminate waste products more efficiently with the increased oxygen and improved circulation.
With the body ridding itself of toxins rather than storing them in body fat there is less to worsen and inflame the delicate systems of the body. This means there is less congestion and inflammation in the mucous membranes – and of course less or stop snoring.
The best for giving the body a metabolic boost in aerobic exercise, but this does not mean you have to endure long hours in a dance studio. It is possible to include aerobic exercise into your day in many different ways. You just need to be creative.
Take a walk at lunchtime rather than surfing the internet, take the stairs rather than the lift; walk the dog or if you don’t have a dog of your own, walk your neighbour’s dog. Housework is excellent aerobic activity as is gardening and cycling.
It is advisable to check with your doctor before embarking on any exercise routine if you have a lot of weight to lose. Take things slowly at first and slowly increase your exercise levels. Your partner will notice an enhancement in your snoring levels which will be an incentive to continue the good work.
Your partner will appreciate the new fitter you and he or she will be much less irritable and tired once they are able to get a good night's sleep without you snoring away next to them.
There are so many other health benefits to losing that excess weight – you have nothing to lose, except to stop snoring.