Snoring, Sleep Apnoea
We’ve all experienced snoring one way or the other – my father experienced, almost violent snoring. His turbulent breathing during sleep would resonate through the house, and would sometimes feel like a minor earthquake. Whilst snoring usually becomes a humorous topic to us all, unfortunately it is a sure-fire sign of dysfunctional breathing, and can leave both the snorer in question and the partner feeling unrested when waking up in the morning. When a large volume of air is passed through the trachea of the throat, it creates turbulence which causes the snoring sound we hear. By maintaining nasal breathing and reducing the volume of air we breathe we can reduce snoring significantly – providing everyone with a better nights’ sleep.
Sleep apnoea is a condition in which there is a cessation of breathing during the sleep. The sufferer holds their breath during sleep which can profoundly affect sleep quality. Some are even known to wake up 50 times per hour during the night, which can leave the sleeper feeling exhausted in the morning and throughout the day. As a large volume of air passes quickly through the trachea, it causes a negative pressure and the airway can collapse – imagine a paper straw, if you suck the air hard through the paper straw it will collapse, this in effect is what is happening to the throat of someone suffering from sleep apnoea. By bringing our breathing volume down towards normal we can prevent and treat the incidence of sleep apnoea.
The Breathe Buteyko course can help to prevent snoring, sleep apnoea, insomnia and allow a gentle relaxed and deep sleep, allowing us to feel awake, alert and ready for the day upon waking.
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