About Us

Patrick McKeown

Snoring.ie was founded to provide a physician developed and non-invasive solution to stop snoring, sleep apnoea and insomnia through its courses and books. The Buteyko method is highly effective with a proven success rate in eliminating snoring and the need for CPAP.

A report based on a survey of 10,000 patients using the Buteyko Method for snoring and sleep apnoea concluded that:

  • Over 95 percent of clients with sleep apnoea had improved sleep
  • Approximately 80 percent of clients had been able to cease use of their CPAP machine
  • Symptoms such as snoring, headaches, restless legs, low concentration levels and decreased energy levels also improved in the majority of clients
  • Click here to read report.

The Buteyko Method involves decongesting the nose, along with breathing exercises and lifestyle guidelines aimed at changing breathing volume to normal physiological levels. The first step to addressing snoring and sleep apnoea is to change to nose breathing both during wakefulness and sleep. This has recently garnered attention from Stanford University based Dr Christian Guilleminault who is a leading figure in the field of sleep medicine. In a most recent paper he stated that; "the case against mouth breathing is growing, and given its negative consequences, we feel that restoration of the nasal breathing route as early as possible is critical".2

In another research paper published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, the wearing of a chin strap alone to prevent mouth breathing improved severe obstructive sleep apnoea as well as or better than the use of the CPAP. This is an extraordinary result given that a large number of people are unable to wear a CPAP due to the side effects of wearing a mask over their face during sleep.3

There is a growing weight of evidence in support of addressing dysfunctional breathing patterns for the non invasive treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea. To learn more about this and the science, watch this video presentation by Snoring.ie practitioner Patrick McKeown to Dr Derek Mahony's sleep apnoea medical conference that took place in Sydney Australia during 2014. Watch the video: How to Stop Sleep Apnoea in videos section

In collaboration with the University of Limerick, Patrick McKeown was the instructor in a clinical study investigating the Buteyko Method as a treatment for rhinitis in asthma. Results showed a 70% reduction of nasal symptoms in participants, including snoring, loss of smell, nasal congestion and difficulty breathing through the nose.4

After graduating from Trinity College in Dublin, Patrick trained at the Buteyko Clinic of Moscow in 2002, and is accredited by the founder of the Buteyko Method- Professor Konstantin Buteyko. For the past thirteen years, thousands of people have attended his courses to stop snoring, sleep apnoea, insomnia, asthma, rhinitis, fatigue and anxiety both in Ireland and abroad. His courses are available in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. He also trains practitioners throughout USA and Europe.

New York Times best-selling author of eight books and founder of the largest health website in the world, Dr Joseph Mercola recently interviewed Patrick regarding the health benefits associated with his breathing technique

Patrick has written six books including Sleep with Buteyko, Asthma free naturally, Close Your Mouth, Anxiety Free, ABC to be Asthma free and Buteyko meets Dr Mew. Asthma Free naturally is published by Conari Press (USA) and Close Your Mouth has been translated into ten different languages.

For course information, freecall: 1800 931 935 or send an email to info@snoring.ie/

Reference

  1. Sleep apnoea and breathing retraining. See:Click Here
  2. Seo-Young Lee* , Christian Guilleminault, Hsiao-Yean Chiu,**, Shannon S. Sullivan. Mouth breathing, "nasal dis-use" and pediatric sleep-disordered-breathing. Sleep and Breathing (2015) Stanford University Sleep Medicine Division, Stanford Outpatient Medical Center, Redwood City CA
  3. Vorona R et. Al. Treatment of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome with a Chinstrap. J Clin Sleep Med. Dec 15, 2007; 3(7): 729 to 730.
  4. Adelola O.A., Oosthuiven J.C., Fenton J.E. Role of Buteyko breathing technique in asthmatics with nasal symptoms. Clinical Otolaryngology.2013, April;38(2):190-191

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