When it comes to your health, nothing occurs in a vacuum. You’re body is an intricate web of parts that all work together as one. Whether you need psychotherapy for mental issues or a solution for cancer you’re smart enough to understand that the mind and body share an intimate relationship.
What does it really boil down to… will power. That’s it.
Researchers have irrefutably proven that obesity can cause snoring and guess what snoring is linked to… Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
There’s no if’s and’s or but’s about it. If you’ve got the will power to stick to a program, maybe hang out with Richard Simmons, or actually complete the Insanity program without going insane you’ll notice that losing weight will tremendously decrease your nightly snoring.
However, just because you’ve got a few extra pounds or a spare tire or too doesn’t mean that you’ve got to keep snoring till you’re below 20 BMI.
Weight is gained slowly, and it’s lost slowly. However, more prudent solutions for snoring are always recommended. Did you know that are are nearly two dozen snoring mouthpieces that you can find online? Literally everything from Zyppah, Good Morning Snore Solution, Vital Sleep etc.. Some of these you might’ve seen in an infomercial others you might’ve heard for the first time.
These offer a more prudent solution to an ongoing problem. The jist of it is this.
- Long Term- Lose weight, you’ll stop snoring
- Short Term- Wear a mouthpiece for snoring
Why does losing weight actually have this effect? When your body gains fat it gains fat, EVERYWHERE. Not just, around your stomach. Weight is gained around the neck area and this actually puts a ton of pressure on the air way. When air can’t flow without impediment it causes the loud night breathing that we’ve dubbed as snoring.
You’d be surprised how many cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea I’ve seen suddenly “cured” when the person suffering goes from 200lbs down to 150lbs. Not just sleep apnea, but your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and basically every crappy disorder/disease you can think of under the sun.
Let’s not kid ourselves here. It’s going to take a lot of hard work. That’s why I recommended those mouthpieces above. Just stick to it guys. How often in this day in age are people afraid of hard work and dedication?
It’s simple, if you care about your health you’ll lose weight. Not just for the sake of stopping snoring, but for your family, friends, and other loved ones who ever they may be. Yeah Sleep Apnea sucks, but you really don’t have to live with it.
There’s a lot of doctors out there who will tell you that it’s perfectly treatable with both over the counter solutions, and some serious intervention.