Is there such a thing as a bed that can stop you or your partner snoring?
Snoring can disrupt the sleep of the snorer and anyone who shares their bed, resulting in excessive tiredness during the day and a strain on the relationship. Anyone who is a snorer, or lives with one, knows that what most people treat as a joke is a real problem with serious consequences.
There are several remedies for snoring, and also for sleep apnoea, which occurs when the sleeper temporarily stops breathing. Worrying for everyone, and causing grave sleep deprivation problems for those who suffer from it, sleep apnoea is thought to affect around 30% of the population directly, and have an indirect effect on their partners, families and work colleagues, who have to put up with their constant tiredness and irritability.
What do we know about snoring?
There's lots of research into snoring, which is good news for those who suffer and especially for those who have had trouble getting their GP to take them seriously. Snorers can go to their beds at night with new strategies to help prevent snoring, or can use the research as evidence when they request treatment. Here are some common snoring facts:
? Over 40% of all UK adults snore
? Men are more likely to snore than women
? Poor diet and an unhealthy lifestyle can make snoring worse
? Drinking alcohol just before bedtime can increase snoring
? Famous snorers include Winston Churchill and Mussolini
Can beds help?
In some cases, snoring can be aggravated by the sleeping position, which is why snorers may consider adjustable beds. These beds have mattresses that are moved electrically by the user to give them the ideal sleeping position. If sleeping in a completely horizontal position increases your chances of snoring, or the severity of your snoring, adjustable beds could be a solution. If you're not ready to try shopping for new beds, try going to your GP or to your chemist and asking for a specialist spray that helps to keep your airways open at night, or for further help on how you can reduce or eliminate your snoring problems.
Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.