This seems awfully medieval for medical advice, so please take it as information only . . . and DON’T sue us.
A hospital in Boston is running a test right now on a new technique to stop people from snoring: Taping their MOUTHS shut.
They aren’t using duct tape or anything . . . they’re using a special device that sticks to your mouth and keeps it shut while you sleep. So it forces you to breathe through your nose.
But that’s not all. The researchers think it could also help fight sleep apnea, because it forces the person to breathe through their nose, which can help stop their throats from closing up.
Unfortunately there’s no word on when this anti-snoring mouth tape might go on sale.
Whether You Have Nightmares or Sex Dreams Depends on How You Sleep
It’s pretty much impossible to change your sleeping position. But if you were ever going to tweak it, this would be why.
A new study found that the types of DREAMS you have just might be connected to the position you sleep in. Check it out . . .
- People who sleep on their left side are most likely to have NIGHTMARES.
- People who sleep on their right side are most likely to have dreams where they feel relief or safety . . . and they have better quality sleep overall.
- And people who sleep face down are most likely to have SEX dreams . . . possibly because they’re getting less air, which makes them feel like they’re being bound and restrained.
(They didn’t find any dream pattern for people who sleep on their backs. I’m guessing their most common dream is getting through one night without their significant other waking them up to complain about how they’re snoring.)
Check out six tricks to help you if you have a SNORING problem . . .
- Sing along to the radio. A study in 2013 found that people who sing a lot are less likely to snore, because it strengthens your throat muscles.
- Sew a tennis ball into the back of a t-shirt. Sleeping on a tennis ball won’t do anything, but the point is you WON’T sleep on it. You’re just much more likely to snore if you’re on your back. And the tennis ball forces you to sleep on your side instead.
- Do some tongue aerobics. Just stick your tongue out and try to touch your chin . . . then try to touch your nose . . . then repeat it.
- Put a big book under your mattress. If it’s under your head, it forces you to sit up a little, which can stop you from snoring. You can also do it with an extra pillow, but there’s a chance you’ll toss it off your bed in the middle of the night.
- Clean your bedroom. Dust and other allergens can stuff you up at night, so you have to breathe through your mouth, and you’re more likely to snore.
- Wear compression socks. It can help with sleep apnea, because it prevents fluid from building up in your lower legs during the day. A recent study found that when you lie down, that fluid can shift to your neck area, and make you snore.