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Sleeping Myths Explained

Using an anti-snoring mouthpiece can seriously improve quality of sleep for both you and your partner. You will wake up feeling well rested and ready for the day ahead. An added bonus will be the fact that your partner will also wake up rested, instead of spending the morning complaining about your midnight snoring.

There are still many people out there without a snoring mouthguard, who don't understand the value of a good night's sleep, and continue to believe old myths about snoring and sleep. We have gathered some of the most popular myths and explained why they are incorrect:

• Alcohol helps you sleep:
Yes, alcohol can definitely relax you and drinking too much of it can lead to involuntary sleep, but the truth is alcohol is not a desired sedative. Alcohol provides you with a light, obstructed sleep and does not give you the deep, revitalising sleep that your body needs.

• Sleeping on your back is best:
For some people, sleeping on their back is ideal, but there are many others who prefer sleeping on their sides and stomach. Muscles relax during deep sleep and could cause the tongue to fall back and hinder breathing. Another myth comes from Dermatologists who tell women to stop sleeping on their stomach to prevent wrinkles. The truth is, poor sleep will actually give you more wrinkles.

• Older people need less sleep:
No, they still need the same amount of sleep. Unfortunately, many elderly people struggle to get into a deep sleep and wake up much easier. This can often lead to insomnia and other medical conditions that are highly disruptive to their sleep.

• Children are tired if they don't get enough sleep:
Actually, children tend to be more active after a disruptive night, unlike adults. They will also struggle to pay attention and often behave badly. This could also lead to a misdiagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity.

• Naps are for babies:
Having a nap should never replace a restful night of sleep, but can definitely be revitalising. You will have more energy and will be able to tackle tasks a lot easier. It is recommended that naps be taken before 15:00, otherwise it could interfere with your sleep at night.

Speak to a Snoremate consultant today to find out more about our unique anti-snoring mouthpiece and finally get the rest you deserve!

Snoremate - 05 May 2011