Most Montrealers complain they do not get enough sleep. Yet, sleep affects are physical and mental health. Not having enough sleep affects our mood, our stamina, our home-life and career, and our social relationships
Sleep is an important human function which is essential for good physical health and good mental health. Even though sleep is so important many Montrealers take sleeping for granted. They either sleep too much or more often than not, sleep less than is recommended for good health. Montrealers will catnap rather than sleep, burn the midnight oil studying, play on the computer, or just insist that they are too busy too sleep.
The Causes for Snoring and How It Can Be Prevented
We all know them; the people who snore. These are the people that can keep a whole household awake all night with the noise. For the rest of the family, it feels like they are living on the seaside and listening to a foghorn, or they live right by the railroad track with a train that goes nowhere all night long. Though this last statement may be somewhat of an exaggeration, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) maintain that noise in terms of decibels produced by a snorer can be higher than the safety standard noise level in the workplace environment. This high level of noise produced by snorers can actually cause damage to the ears.
What is snoring and how can it stop short of divorcing your spouse in order to get a decent night’s sleep?
Causes for snoring
The most common causes of snoring are obesity, enlarged adenoids, and nasal congestion, but it also could be the result of excessive drinking or smoking, certain medications, such as sleeping medications, or something as simple as sleeping on your back.
When people snore, the muscles of the tongue, uvula, the roof of the mouth, and back of the throat vibrate; therefore, producing a myriad of noises and noise volume. These noises include gasps, grunts, snorts and other funny sounds.
Snoring increases as we age and more men snore than women. Nearly half of all Americans have snored on occasion; while a quarter of Americans are chronic snorers. Statistics Canada reports that one out of three Canadian men snore and one out of four Canadian women snore.
Help for sleep apnea in Montreal click here:
Mount Sinai Hospital Sleep Center
Montreal Sleep Clinic