Almost everyone can tell at least one joke about people who snore. But snoring’s no laughing matter. According to The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, severe snoring not only interrupts sleep, it can cause serious, long-term health problems, including obstructive sleep apnea. For chronic snorers, the good news is that they’re not alone. AAO-HNS says 45 percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and people who are overweight, and it usually grows worse with age.
The noisy sounds of snoring occur when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose where the tongue and upper throat meet the soft palate and uvula. These structures striking each other and vibrating during breathing cause the sounds that keeps millions of people awake at night. AAO-HNS attributes snoring to a variety of reasons, including excessive bulkiness of throat tissue (children with large tonsils and adenoids often snore), inflammation and obstructed nasal airways. So what’s a sleep-deprived person to do? Many doctors recommend products that relieve congestion or inflammation. For example, Z-Snore, from the “Spray” line of sublingual sprays, can help with inflammation in the nose and respiratory tract, swollen tonsils, a stuffy nose and more. Developed by doctors, Z-Snore is a combination of homeopathic remedies that act gently and cause no side effects. It can be sprayed directly under the tongue or mixed with water or juice.
The product meets all FDA guidelines for good manufacturing practices. Snorers and their spouses report dramatic results. “The Spray is amazing,” says Melanie Doyal, 39, of Gardnerville, Nev. “My husband snores, and I can’t remember the last time I had a full night’s sleep without having to jab him in the side to get him to turn over and quit snoring. “The first time he tried Z-Snore, it worked! In fact, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and checked to make sure he was still breathing.”