I’m going to reveal my deepest, darkest secret. Well, not really, but it is something that is a bit embarrassing to me. Here you go: I snore. Whew, that felt good. Now my snoring secret is out.
My Snoring Secret
Honestly, I had no idea that I snored. Yes, I woke up several times during the night with a dry mouth. Yes, I sometimes felt like I’d slept poorly, even though I’d been in bed for my full eight hours.
I was in denial for many years. I mean, it’s not like my husband would ever dare to spring that on me! Well, until he finally did. I guess I’d been happily snoring along, keeping him awake, so he jostled me a little to get me to move. Well, he jostled me enough to wake me up and ask what was going on. And so, he told me.
Of course, there is nothing to be ashamed about snoring. Many people do it, for many different reasons. Somewhere along the way, it became something that men did and women, because we’re so feminine, right, did not do. Which of course is ridiculous.
Women make up about 30% of snorers. That is a significant amount, making it obvious that no one should be embarrassed about it. In general, woman don’t snore as loudly as men do, and it tends to have a more regular rhythm, but yes, we do snore.
After I found out that I snored, it was like a light bulb went on above my head. It explained so much. Those nights where I tossed and turned, other nights where I felt like I’d slept but I was still so sleepy when I got up in the morning. Those bruises from the poking. Kidding about that last one, but it did explain why Alan sometimes felt he wasn’t getting enough either.
Of course, I turned to Doctor Google. I was pretty sure that I didn’t suffer from sleep apnea, which can be serious and should be discussed with a doctor. Alan said my snoring was pretty regular and light, and not interrupted by the gasping for breath that can indicate sleep apnea.
Looking at the suggestions to stop snoring, I tried or didn’t need most of them. They are:
- Losing weight, which can help some people.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Change sleep position (lying on your back can cause your tongue to fall to the back of your throat).
- Practice good sleep habits (not getting over-tired).
- Open nasal passages.
- Change your pillows (they could be old or contain allergens).
- Stay well hydrated.
So I tried many of these suggestions. It’s true that when I lie on my side I don’t snore as much, but I still somehow end up on my back sometime during the night. So what happens when you try all of the Google solutions and you still snore?
Fortunately, the Good Morning Snore Solution recently came into my life. Finally, I had something that worked consistently to stop my snoring, and allowing me (and my husband) to get a good, solid night’s sleep.
What is the Good Morning Snore Solution?
The Good Morning Snore Solution is a small, soft mouthpiece that you simply keep in your mouth overnight. It has been medically tested and cleared by the FDA, Health Canada, EEA and ARTG. It safely and effectively stops or reduces snoring almost immediately.
So how does it work? While most other methods use complicated (and sometimes expensive) methods of opening the jaw, the Good Morning Snore Solution works by gently moving the tongue forward to clear blocked airways. It is more comfortable for most people and has few (if any) side effects.
To use it, simply place the mouthpiece with the flange between the lips and the front teeth. You then squeeze the air out of the bulb, place the tip of your tongue into the bulb, while releasing the squeeze.
To be honest, it took a little practice to get my tongue placed just right, and a little longer to get used to the feeling. I started by practicing in the daytime, wearing it for a little while to get accustomed to swallowing (without drooling too much!).
The first couple of nights I’d wake up after an hour or two and take out the mouthpiece because it felt uncomfortable. After that, I slept through the night without problems. My tongue felt a little sore too, those first few days, then that went away as well.
What I Discovered
The first thing that I discovered immediately, even before I was completely used to sleeping with Good Morning Snore Solution, was that I did not wake up multiple times because my mouth was so dry I could hardly breathe. Having my tongue held in place seems to help me sleep with my mouth closed and avoid that dry mouth feeling.
The other (and most important) thing was that I realized how good it felt to get a good night’s sleep. I guess I had just adapted to poor sleep. I’d get up in the morning, go for my run, go to work, and by mid-afternoon feel the sometimes overwhelming need to rest or take a nap.
Now I wake up filled with energy! It is amazing! I feel so much better after getting a solid night’s sleep. And while I do take an occasional nap, it is usually after a 10-mile run (and well deserved, I might add).
I owe all this to Good Morning Snore Solution. Better Sleep = Better Life.
Do you or your partner find your sleep disturbed by snoring? Have you tried everything but still have not found the answer? The Good Morning Snore Solution may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
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