Welcome to the Snoring Blog! It is our intention with this blog to offer visitors a full understanding of what snoring is and how it can be overcome through breathing exercises. Snoring is a breathing disorder that affects a large portion of the Western world. Snoring affects the quantity and quality of a person’s sleep as well as that of their partner’s. People who snore breathe loudly and heavily which translates i
Did you know that the number of breaths per minute during normal healthy breathing is about 10 to 12? Each breath takes in approximately 500 ml of air. As described in any University medical textbook, this amount provides a healthy volume of five to six litters of air per minute. A normal breathing pattern is quiet, still, calm, relaxed, and regular. People suffering from snoring and sleep apnoea breathe in more air
Apnoea is a Greek word meaning “without breath.” There are three types of apnoea during sleep: central, obstructive and mixed. Mixed apnoea is a combination of central and obstructive sleep apnoea. It can be argued with some conviction that chronic hyperventilation offers an explanation for both types of sleep apnoea. Central Sleep Apnoea Central sleep apnoea affects approximately 5% of sufferers and results from the
A measurement called the control pause (CP) was developed to measure relative breathing volume. Quite simply, it is the length of comfortable breath hold time following an exhalation. All you need is a watch or clock with a second hand. Here is how to measure your breathing volume: Take a small, silent breath in and a small, silent breath out. Hold your nose with your fingers to prevent air from entering your lungs.
Learning to breathe permanently through the nose is the first step to addressing overbreathing. The nose serves a number of very important functions, including the following: It warms and humidifies incoming air. It removes a significant amount of germs and bacteria. It results in more regular breathing (chaotic breathing disturbs blood gases, which can play a role in experiencing stress). Breathing through the mouth
To normalise your breathing volume, you need to practice special exercises to relax your body. This is done by bringing relaxation to your body and silently encouraging your breathing to decrease to the point where you feel a hunger for air. With a sustained shortage of air, the breathing centre is reset to direct more calm and gentle breathing. The more you keep your breathing quiet, the more this becomes your perma
It is of vital importance to practice reduced breathing every day. After all chronic hyperventilation is a habit and the only way to change a habit is to practice doing the opposite. By doing so your brain recognises this new activity as habit and it becomes your natural tendency. It is often said that a ballerina dancer must practice each move 60 times in order for it to become embedded in the brain and to be seen a
Our lives are so busy and so frantic with tens of thousands of thoughts each day that the mind never gets a break. This madness increases our breathing and creates insomnia, but since everyone is caught up in it, few see it for what it truly is. So, it is highly beneficial to devote twenty minutes to yourself every day. By observing your breathing, relaxing your inner body, and allowing your breathing to reduce, the
There are only two ways to increase carbon dioxide in the lungs. The first is by reducing the breathing volume and the second is by partaking in more physical exercise. Carbon dioxide is the end product from our metabolism, so the more we move our muscles the more carbon dioxide we generate. While exercising, stand up straight and imagine that a string of thread is gently lifting you up from the top of the back of yo
As your control pause increases, your sleep will be deeper and your need for sleep will lessen. The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said that “Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.” In this vein, avoid taking naps during the day, as naps make you less tired at night and you will find getting to sleep difficult. Only sleep when absolutely necessary. Get up a half an hour earlie
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. Our method is 100% practically effective and has a very high success rate of eliminating the need for CPAP.