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Manage your snoring by singing!

If you are rather disturbed with the snoring your partner subjects you to every night and are looking to engage him/her in a constructive and creative snoring control regime, then you might be interested in knowing more about the Singing for Snorers program. If you think that the name is rather strange, wait till you know more about how this program intends to set your spouse’s snoring problem straight.

BBC recently featured news that created a lot of buzz among the patients of snoring, and of course their physicians. A novel research study conducted at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in U.K. used a singing exercise regime on two groups of patients. A randomized controlled trial scheme was adopted in this study, and its preliminary outcomes showed that the singing exercise proved to be effective in keeping the lax muscles of the upper throat of patients toned. Excited about their findings, the perpetrators of the research went about extending the results of the findings through a graded exercise program. Called “Singing for Snorers”, this program aims at keeping the muscles in the air passage relaxed and toned. These are muscles that get lax over time and contribute to the occurrence of snoring.

It’s important to understand a little more about the kind of patients that were administered the research study singing exercise regime. The study population comprised of patients admitted to secondary care in UK, with subjects spread over various age, gender and health profiles. So, there’s hardly anybody refuting the findings of the study citing reasons of the sample set being unjustified. It’s been more than a year since the launch of Singing for Snorers program, and patients have claimed appreciable improvements in their snoring conditions courtesy this innovative way of exercising. You might want to check out videos of this singing program being undertaken by patients. Primarily, the fact that this program doesn’t have anything to do with medicines, surgeries, food control and other detestable options often suggested to snoring patients catalyzes its popularity with people. Certainly, the strong research framework employed by the physicians involved in the research lends it added credibility. Of course, if time is a test of credibility, then the decade long existence of this program, having begun in 2002, is ample testimony.

The whole study, and the subsequent development of the singing program that claims to provide relief from snoring by toning the phraryngeal muscles, has enjoyed widespread interest, courtesy the reputed names it has been associated with. Moreover, there has never been any research in medical science domain that has claimed that anything as unrelated with medicine as singing can help reduce the frequency, severity and loudness of snoring. If you’d ask Alise Ojay, the man behind this unique program to help out patents of snoring, you’ll be told very excitedly how sounds like “gar” and “ung” go a long way in toning the pharyngeal muscles of patients, and prevent them from taking the shape that catalyzes snoring. But, still we have some solid solutions for snoring. You can read this post to know more about a few solutions. You can check expert reviews as well to make sure that you are using right products.

 

Is Snoring linked to Cancer?

Snoring is among those nagging problems with the human body that sound and fee so commonplace, but are entirely misunderstood in terms of the severe health risks they pose. A symptom of a breathing disorder during sleep called ‘sleep apnea’, snoring can be tough to handle for your partner, as well as your body.

Apart from the several complications that can occur to your body because of the irregular breathing you have during sleep, snoring can also increase the risk of cancerous tumors affecting your body by as much as 5 times, as has been contested by several medical studies. A study presented at the American Thoracic Society Conference in May, 2012 explained these surprisingly scary findings. And, you don’t have to be a heave snoring machine to find reasons to do something about your problem. The study stated that even mild and moderate snorers are also exposed to cancer threats more than people who don’t snore. Considering that this study extended over 22 years, and studied 1,500 people, its findings can be deemed credible. Dr. F. Javier Nieto, associated with the study for a long time, termed the findings as striking. Indeed, considering the percentage of people who snore, the findings are cause for worry to most, and it is recommended that you read this report to find out exactly as to how grave the risks actually are.

When a person snores, the supply of oxygen to his blood reduces, and in order to avoid suffocation, the human body grows more blood vessels. However, there are chances of existing tumors in the body growing at a faster rate, and thus spreading cancer cells to all parts of the body through the bloodstream. In this way, snoring can really go bad and fast track the process of the body being infested with cancerous cells. However, as to whether snoring puts even people without any tumors at risk, or just affects those with already developed tumors, remains to be seen. The study mentioned above in the article took several age, gender and health parameters into account while deciding upon the research sample. There are medical factions that claim that snoring is just a proxy for obesity, and the risks that obesity has in term of aggravating cancerous cell development are already well documented. However, the team of medical experts and researchers that worked on the study claims that they took healthy weights into account while working on the study. Irrespective of how accurate the findings of this study about the relation between snoring and cancer are, it must be understood that snoring is a medical abnormality, and must be taken seriously as it can led to many diseases and body troubles.