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Quit Smoking and Quit Snoring

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Around 30% of the population snores while they sleep, an indication that something is obstructing the movement of air during their time of much needed rest. There are many factors that contribute to snoring—sleep apnea, weak muscles, drugs—but one common habit that exaggerates the condition is smoking. Hence, people who snore really need to quit smoking if they want to have a more restful sleep for themselves and those they share the bed with. Let’s take a closer look at exactly how smoking affects snoring to further underscore the importance of giving up the habit.

A study led by Karl Franklin, MN, PhD, of the University Hospital in Umeå, Sweden found that the more people smoked, the more often they suffered from snoring and snoring-related problems; these include irritability, daytime drowsiness, low libido and difficulties with focus. The main reason that smoking contributes to snoring problems is because it irritates the upper airways of the human respiratory system, causing inflammation and ultimately snoring. Anytime the airways are obstructed, the risk of snoring increases; smoking continuously obstructs the airways, causing mucus blockages and damaging cilia.

Second-hand smoke is just as harmful with regard to snoring as direct tobacco inhalation. Consequently, smoking can cause snoring problems for anyone in regular contact with the smoker’s environment. This alone should be cause enough for people to want to quit smoking.

The decision to quit smoking is not easy to face alone; not only does it require great willpower and patience on the part of the smoker, it also requires support from family, friends, and especially health professionals. One health type of health professional that can really help in the quit smoking quest is a hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapists assist smokers in developing new attitudes and beliefs towards cigarettes, helping them recognize that smoking is a psychosocial habit that they have the power to control. Quit smoking hypnosis enables smokers to realize that they no longer need to attach cigarettes to positive or negative emotional experiences—they can learn to mentally detach from the existence of cigarettes altogether.

Smoking is a psychosocial habit that wreaks havoc on a person’s mental and physical health. If you are someone you know is struggling with a smoking habit, encourage them to contact us today to make that change.  Come and visit our Facebook page to join in our discussion.

Customer Testimonials

Hi Maureen, You worked your wonders on me on the 16th of January 2013 for smoking and guess what? I haven’t had a smoke or even felt like one! It is truly amazing after smoking for over 30 years I am no longer a slave to the smokes. I feel better (although I was a bit grumpy for a week or so) but that has passed, I can breathe better and my cough has gone. But food tastes so much better so I am trying to watch what I eat. I do get a craving every now and then and it goes as quick as it come…
Giovanni (John) Castellana

Comments

  1. Maureen says:

    Thanks Harold – excellent comment! 🙂

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