It’s a given that we all need a good night’s sleep. In fact, more than that sleep is absolutely necessary for good health, as you will discover later.
Given that sleep is an essential part of the natural life cycle of all creatures, anything the disturbs sleep or makes it less easy for us to reap the full benefits of that sleep must naturally be ‘bad’ for us, right?
So, it doesn’t make much logical sense that one of the most common causes of disturbed or lost sleep should be the cause of so much hilarity and so many music-hall style jokes. But that is exactly what snoring is – a music-hall style joke for so many people.
After all, who hasn’t heard the classic one-liner of the wife to her husband ‘You know, your snoring causes a lack of sleep around here. MINE!’?
But, for millions of people all over the world, snoring is no joke at all. It is a condition that causes countless people seemingly endless hours of misery and is something that can have both adverse social and medical effects on sufferers and those around them.
And, probably the worst part is that no matter who you are or where you live (assuming that you are not a hermit who lives alone on top of a mountain), each and every one of us knows someone who snores. Indeed, there is probably only a handful of adults on the face of the planet Earth who have never had a good night’s sleep disturbed by being in the same house as a chronic snorer.
Not to put too fine a point on it, snoring is not a laughing matter. Moreover, with so many people being snorers or family members of people who snore, it is a problem that affects literally millions of people on a worldwide basis.
As with most medical or quasi-medical conditions, there are many different approaches to helping snorers overcome their problems.
Some of these ‘treatments’ are helpful, whilst others are considerably less so. In the same manner, some of the methods that people turn to in order to banish snoring forever are completely natural, whilst others are anything but.
The purpose of this manual is to introduce you to as many natural snoring ‘cures’ as possible, in the hope that, firstly, there will be some ideas and concepts here that you have not come across before, and secondly, that some of these new concepts will work for you and your loved ones.
The basic truth is that snoring will destroy a good night’s sleep for the snorer themselves and those surrounding them.
However, before starting to look at the causes of and natural ‘treatments’ for snoring, let us start by considering why sleep is such an important part of everybody’s day-to-day existence.