As a provider of healthcare products, we consider it is our duty to assist you and all our customers through the coronavirus pandemic.
We feel the best way to do this is by sharing our research on the link between sleep and your immune system.
How Sleep Helps You Fight Infections
According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the top hospitals in the U.S., your body needs sound sleep to fight contagious diseases like the coronavirus. Here’s how it works:
- When you sleep, your immune system releases a substance (a protein) which fights infections.
- If you don’t get enough sleep, you don’t have enough of this germ-fighting protein in your body. Your body’s defenses weaken.
- Also, when you don’t get enough sleep, you’re at a higher risk of getting diabetes, heart disease and becoming obese.
Getting quality sleep night after night is pretty important. But what if you snore? How does that affect your sleep?
Snoring Prevents Quality Sleep
We know that snoring disturbs our bedpartners’ sleep, but did you know it also prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation? Your own snoring can wake you up several times per night and rob you of the sleep you need to stay health.
Natural Snoring Relief
If you snore, check out our Slumperbump positional sleep belt. This simple yet effective device is clinically proven to relieve snoring naturally.
And to find out how much sleep you should be getting, read How Much Sleep Do You Need at Night?
Last but not least, continue to follow government guidelines for protecting yourself and your loved ones as the coronavirus runs its course.
As the country hunkers down during the coronavirus pandemic, we’re supporting our customers by providing healthcare insights to help them stay protected.
Besides washing your hands more than you ever thought possible, another way to protect yourself is to get enough quality sleep. If you snore, chances are you’re not getting the restful sleep you need to fight viruses and illness.
To relieve your snoring, it’s best to find first find out why you snore.
Why People Snore
Snoring is caused by a blocked airway during sleep. When air passes over the blockage, snoring occur. How does your airway get blocked? Here are a few causes:
- Sleep position
- And many more.
Find out more about why people snore; read Causes of Snoring.
Stop Snoring Naturally
To relieve snoring, we offer a sleep belt called Slumberbump which is clinically proven to work. Once you stop snoring, you should start getting the quality sleep you need to stay healthy. Find out more Slumberbump on our website.
During the confusing and uncertain times of the coronavirus, we want to assist our customers by offering healthcare information to help keep them safe.
One vitally important part of good health—which can be forgotten about during stressful times—is getting sufficient sleep.
Good Sleep and Good Health
Sleep deprivation—which simply means ongoing lack of sleep—causes health serious problems. One reason is it weakens your body’s defenses against contagious illnesses, per Harvard Medical School. This would include the coronavirus.
Lack of restful sleep leads to other problems, too, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Depression and anxiety
- And more
Find out more by reading Health Risks with Sleep Deprivation.
Relief for Snorers
If you snore, chances are you frequently lack sufficient quality sleep. That’s because snoring does more than disrupt your partner’s sleep, it disrupts yours, too.
To relieve your snoring and get the healthy restful sleep and fight disease, try our Slumberbump positional sleep belt. It’s a proven snoring solution.
We’re all doing our best to follow government guidelines for protection against the coronavirus. There’s social distancing, hand-washing and more, but what about other safety measures like getting a good night’s sleep every night?
Sound sleep is needed to fight off disease like the coronavirus and for overall good health. If you snore, however, you’re probably missing out on much-needed sleep.
Snoring Deprives You of Sleep
Many snorers don’t realize their snoring interrupts their own sleep—not just their partners’—many times per night. They wake up groggy, unrefreshed and, if snoring persists, at a greater risk of developing health problems.
There are many snoring solutions, some as simple as sleeping on your side and others as extreme as surgery.
Natural Snoring Solution
Sleeping on your back increases your chance of snoring. We offer the Slumberbump positional sleep belt which forces you to sleep on your side instead.It’s a simple and clinically proven way to relieve snoring. Find out more about it at the VitalSleep website.
In times like these, when we need to keep up our body’s defenses against the coronavirus and other illnesses, it’s worth talking about sleep and diet. Adequate sleep is needed to keep the immune system strong. Which foods help and which hurt your ability to sleep?
Which Foods Help Sleep?
Here are some foods that help and prevent sleep:
Help Sleep Prevent Sleep
Dark chocolate Soy
Oatmeal Tomato sauce
Milk with honey Processed meats
To find out more about diet and sleep, read Foods That Affect Sleep.
For snorers, there is another factor which affects your sleep: your own snoring. You may not realize your snoring interrupts your own sleep several times per night.
A simple yet effective solution to snoring is to sleep on your side. To assist you in this, we offer the Slumberbump sleep belt. This simple yet clinically proven device forces you to sleep on your side and relieve your snoring. You can find the details on our website.
We’re here to provide you with any health-related information you need to see your way through the coronavirus pandemic. Let us know if you have any questions.
Everybody snores now and then but if you snore regularly and loudly, you’re likely experiencing one or more of the following:
- Poor Sleep: You know snoring disrupts your partner’s sleep but you may not know it also disrupts your sleep by waking you several times per night.
- Health Problems: Poor sleep due to snoring threatens your health with a weakened immune system and increased risk of heart disease, stroke and more.
- Daytime Tiredness: Because snoring deprives you of sleep, you may feel daytime tiredness which can make you irritable, foggy and accident-prone.
There are many additional risks to snoring which is why it’s important to address it. Find out how in our article How to Fix Loud Snoring Immediately.
If home remedies do not relieve your snoring, try our anti-snoring, adjustable chin strap.
Made of hypoallergenic material, the chin strap comfortably keeps your mouth closed during sleep to prevent snoring. Check out the details on our website.
You know how it is when you get a cold—you have to breathe through a stuffed-up nose just to try and sleep.
That’s what mouth-breathing is, but a “mouth-breather” breathes through the mouth most of the time including during sleep.
Mouth-breathing while asleep causes many problems, especially loud snoring. To relieve your snoring, relieve your mouth-breathing.
Mouth-breathing is caused by such things as allergies, a nasal-structure problem and enlarged tonsils, all of which block airflow. Blocked airflow also causes snoring.
To find out more about how to relieve mouth-breathing and snoring, read Remedies for Mouth-Breathing and Snoring.
Proven Snoring Solution
VitalSleep offers a variety of snoring solutions including a simple yet effective chin strap. The chin strap works by gently holding the mouth closed during sleep. And it’s easily adjusted for your comfort. Visit our website for more details.
As part of our commitment to provide you with healthcare information during the coronavirus pandemic, I’m writing with vital information for snorers.
If you snore, you should know that snoring not only interrupts your sleep and your partner’s, it’s also a symptom of sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder in which a person’s breathing repeatedly pauses during sleep.
The results are dangerously low blood oxygen levels and weakened defenses against illnesses like the coronavirus. Left untreated, sleep apnea can be fatal.
Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
The warning signs of sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring
- Gasping during sleep
- Frequent urination in the night
Discover more sleep apnea symptoms in our article Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Attention: VitalSleep Users
If you use the VitalSleep mouthguard, we recommend cleaning it with OAP Antibacterial Mouthpiece Cleaner. This cleaner kills 99% of viruses, bacteria and fungus within one minute. You can find out more about it on the VitalSleep website.
And be sure to follow all government guidelines for protecting your health during the coronavirus pandemic.
If you frequently snore, you know how much trouble it can cause. Snoring interrupts your partner’s sleep, causes arguments and even interrupts your own sleep, though you may not realize it.
The problem is chronically poor sleep contributes to serious health conditions including:
- Heart disease
- And more
To stay healthy, it makes sense to relieve your snoring.
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring occurs when the throat and mouth muscles relax and block the airway during sleep. As you breathe, the airflow passing over the blockage causes the sounds of snoring.
Stop Snoring Naturally
One natural snoring solution is an adjustable chin strap which gently keeps your mouth closed during sleep. Sleeping with a closed mouth reduces snoring. VitalSleep has this chin strap available on its website; you can get the details there.
There are other natural remedies for snoring as well. Find out about them in our article Natural Remedies for Snoring.
You may think it could never happen to you but when you’re tired, you can fall asleep while driving with tragic results. It all begins with “drowsy driving” which claims roughly 800 lives per year.
Drowsy driving occurs when someone who is sleep-deprived gets behind the wheel. Here you have a driver with foggy thinking and slow reaction time. Drowsy drivers can also become overwhelmed by tiredness and fall asleep while driving.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that snorers are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel. That’s because snoring deprives the snorer of sound, restful sleep.
Find out more about drowsy driving in our article Falling Asleep While Driving—A Danger to All.
If You Snore
If you snore frequently, you’re at a greater risk of drowsy driving due to the poor sleep snoring causes.
VitalSleep offers an adjustable chin strap which quickly relieves snoring by gently keeping your mouth closed as you sleep. You can get the details on the VitalSleep website.
And never drive while tired or sleep-deprived.
If you snore, you may not be surprised to discover snoring is the number one medical cause of divorce in the U.S. and that it creases conflicts in 30% of all marriages.
Why is snoring so damaging to a once-loving relationship?
How Snoring Destroys Relationships
Obviously, if your snoring wakes up your bedpartner repeatedly, it’s likely to cause some arguments. However, snoring deprives you of sound sleep as well. The results are:
- Less Sex: Both men and women have less interest in sex when they are sleep-deprived.
- More Stress: Chronically poor sleep increases stress levels which creates friction between couples.
- Reduced Intimacy: Four out of ten women whose partners snore move to another room to sleep. This weakens the bonds of intimacy between them.
Snoring kills relationships in many other ways. Find out more in our article Snoring the Relationship Killer.
If snoring is killing your relationship, try our adjustable chin strap to sleep quietly through the night. This simple yet effective snoring solution is made of quality fabric and is fully adjustable for your comfort. You can check it out on the VitalSleep website.