Snoring and humidity
I had been snoring for much of my adult life and the worst part is that I never knew, until my wife talked with me about it one day. She said that I keep on snoring practically every other night and for hours at a time. It was keeping her from getting the sleep she needed.
Now, I know that you usually don’t pay attention to what you’re doing when sleeping. Isn’t sleep for getting rest anyway? But soon I began to notice something troubling – my wife was actually starting to struggle at a job that she gets to at seven in the morning each day. She was having a hard time staying awake. It was becoming a real issue to both my wife’s and my own health.
My job starts at nine but even I noticed how tired I was. Apparently, all the talk about my snoring was actually very real, and once I was aware of it I really started to notice the signs. The heavy breathing from all the snoring was keeping me from getting to sleep. Even I was struggling to stay awake while at work!
But soon after that I began to notice that dry feeling in my mouth when I woke up. That feeling was itchy at times and was really bothersome. It was as though I had to live with an itch that I just couldn’t scratch.
That’s when I decided to take a look at a humidifier in my bedroom. I had a glass of water before going to bed and then I used a humidifier to help add to improve the moisture level in the room.
It turned out that the humidifier worked quite well to reduce the snoring. I was not snoring as much as I used to. However, a new problem developed and I kept getting up to go to the bathroom for a pee two or three times overnight.
Soon, I realised that I should have the glass of water two hours before going to bed. This worked very well and I didn’t have to cope with getting up in the middle of the night again. More importantly, I actually stopped snoring because I had that humidifier going.
It felt like my mouth was not irritated or itchy at all and the feeling of the strange muscle movement and irritation in my throat also disappeared. I was actually feeling more comfortable with how my throat felt and now I don’t snore at all and my wife can testify to that.
There is one other measure that I found really helped though. I had to stop drinking alcohol not too long before bed. It was fine to have it at dinner because it was early enough before I actually went to bed. Still, the alcohol that I had consumed in the past was going to do me no good. The alcohol was going to just irritate my throat if I had it too soon before bed. The fact that alcohol is know to cause dehydration in some cases did not help me out either.
Overall, I felt great knowing that I did not have to live with the effects of my snoring any longer. I was able to keep my snoring in check all because I discovered that humidity and elevated moisture levels in my room really helped. Who knew that I could keep from snoring thanks to a little bit of dampness in the bedroom?
And the best part is I didn’t have to flood the house in water to make it moist.