Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychology to overcome Snoring

Snoring is defined as the emission, during sleep, more or less annoying sound associated with breathing. The noise comes generally from the soft palate and the tissues of the mouth, nose or throat, which vibrate under the effect of air movement.

The mechanisms underlying snoring are varied and complex. In most cases there is no single definite cause leading a person to snore systematically. The snoring is multifactorial: almost always multiple factors combine to create a situation characterized by the occurrence of severe turbulence in the air that is breathed which lay in the tissue vibration generating noise.

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In many cases, snoring is a symptom of a more serious disease, called obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS-Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome) characterized by repeated episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep.

These apneas are continuous and the individual is unaware. They are associated with a dangerous reduction in the concentration of oxygen in the blood and should not be taken lightly.

Important factors involved

  • Age. After 40 years old there is a progressive decrease in muscle tension of the tissues of the throat and therefore, it will enter more easily into vibration to the passage of air.
  • Stenosis of Upper Airways. The "stuffy nose" has a big responsibility in snoring, and can even bring little kids to snoring as adults, as is the case for example in adenoid hypertrophy.
  • Weight Gain. On average, the population tends, unfortunately, to gain weight from youth to adulthood and science identified a mathematical relationship 1:5 between weight gain and snoring.
  • Drugs. Some drugs that are muscle relaxant (sedatives and sleeping pills for example) and alcohol severely worsen snoring, increasing muscle relaxation. Some diseases, such as hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux are also known to worsen the condition.

A successful strategy to stop snoring is hypnosis

Snoring is a problem that can be treated by helping the snoring individual come into contact with his mind, changing the way that he or she thinks and feels. The Hypnotherapist relaxes the patient, creating a comfort zone in the mind.

This is based on the fact that people are more likely to snore when they breathe through the mouth instead of the nose andthe therapist can re-educate the snorer to breathe differently. Another benefit of hypnosis is that it can be used with the partner to block out the noise in their mind allowing them to sleep better at night.

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