Left untreated it can develop into sleep apnoea, which causes the blood oxygen level to plummet and is associated with impotence, loss of concentration, poor memory, diabetes, hypertension and, most worrying of all, heart attacks in the middle of the night.
A not-so-silent killer.
Around 40 per cent of Aussie men snore at least some nights — not that it is exclusively a male problem, as around 30 per cent of women snore too, according to the Sleep Health Foundation.
And Snore Australia adds that around 9 per cent of Australian women suffer from sleep apnoea, with the number rising to 25 per cent for men.
Controversially, particularly for those of us who declare we can’t help it, Dilkes argues snoring is a voluntary habit, much like drinking or smoking.
“Not a habit you may choose to have, but one that you can choose to stop,” he says.
To which end, he has come up with a revolutionary solution: a tongue and throat workout designed to tone the structures in the neck that cause snoring.
The workout is split into three sets of three exercises, each designed to work a specific part of the mouth and neck — the tongue, the soft palate and the lower throat.
Source: Daily Telegraph