Cozy up in bed with your partner on a cold winter night. The only problem is their snoring keeps you up all night. Snoring loudly next to a loved one can cut your sleep in half and even force you to sit on the couch. They may certainly not want to jump on that uncomfortable-looking CPAP machine, but don’t give up hope just yet. We can…and hopefully save your relationship!
I know my nose! One method that may help curb snoring is to apply vanilla-scented body lotion to your partner’s shoulders, chest, and arms before bed. ) nutrition todayclinical studies suggest olfactory exposure to vanillin — the key compound in vanilla bean extract — soothes and soothes distressed infants. When Reduces sleep apnea in infants and adults.Another study published in psychophysiology — investigated the emotional properties of odors and their effect on the startle reflex — found that when the olfactory nerves in the nose of participants sensed vanillin, it sent a signal to the brain to relax the overactive respiratory system. This kind of relaxation can help reduce snoring and help your partner sleep more peacefully.
Compression socks may not be the most seductive clothing item to buy your partner. So encourage your guy or gal to slip into comfy compression socks as he padded around the house. respiratory physiology and neurobiology Chronic snorers had no change other than wearing knee-length compression stockings during the day, but their snoring at night decreased. , the results of which were published in the journal sleep medicine, investigated the effect of elastic stockings on the severity of sleep apnea. (Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which a person’s breathing stops or becomes very shallow, often resulting in snoring.) The reason behind the usefulness of socks: At night. When you lie down, the fluid that accumulates in your legs and ankles will flow from your lower body towards your neck. There the throat tissue swells and you snore. However, gently squeezing your feet in a comfortable compression during the day may prevent pooling and reduce nighttime snoring.
“Hold” your nose
Have you ever noticed your partner snoring? more aggressively when they catch a cold? When a disease, allergy, or heredity narrows the nasal passages, the tissues in the nose may begin to rattle. A potential solution: “hugging” the septum with a flexible polymer device that keeps the airway open from the inside out.A study published in an Italian journal Acta Biomedica They found that internal nasal dilators helped participants reduce the amount of time they snore and improve sleep quality. (Try: Mute Nasal Dilator, purchased from Walgreens, $19.99. Note that individual results may vary.). However, if the cause of your partner’s snoring is something like her OAS (obstructive sleep apnea), nasal dilators may not be as effective.
This content is not a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always consult your doctor before proceeding with any treatment plan.
The first version of this article appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.