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A mouth-based snorer only breathes through their mouth at night. You can test if you’re one by seeing if you can make a snoring noise with your mouth closed.
Invest in a mouth breathing device. Finding a way to keep your mouth closed could eliminate your snoring for once and all. Another suggestion is to invest in singing lessons – Yes, really! Evidence has shown that regular vocal exercises may help those who snore, as it helps tone the tongue, the soft palate, nasal passages and the palatopharyngeal arch. Worth a try!
A nose snorer’s nostrils tend to be collapsed or congested at night. This blocks the airway which causes snoring. A test to check if you’re a nose snorer is to press one side of your nose and try to breathe in with your mouth closed. If you can’t, or it’s difficult, you may be a nose snorer.
Anti-inflammatory sprays may ease the symptoms of nasal congestion. A trial by The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association showed that 70 per cent of volunteers reported an improvement and their snoring was reduced by using Rhynil Anti-inflammatory herbal spray. Another suggestion is to change your pillows every six months as allergens on the fabric may be causing you to get bunged up in the first place. Check out our Anti-Allergy Pillows - they provide protection against dust mites and bacteria.
A throat snorer’s snoring is most commonly caused by the vibration of soft tissue in the throat. The only way to find out if you’re a throat snorer is by trying all the other tests. If none of them work, you may be a throat snorer.
There’s plenty of advice when it comes to stopping this kind of snoring. If you’re a smoker, stopping may help as smokers are twice as likely to snore in comparison to non-smokers. Reducing your alcohol intake may stop your snoring as alcohol relaxes the airways, which makes them collapse, causing snoring. You can also reduce throat snoring by cutting down on eating spicy food. Apparently, spicy food can cause acid reflux, which can lead to sinus problems.
Colour both affects and is affected by its surroundings and the colours in it and it is also affected by the type of light that falls on it. This is easy to detect when observing an interior space with lots of natural light. In an East facing room colours look very different in the morning (when the room receives direct light) to the afternoon when the room only receives reflected daylight. North facing rooms are illuminated only by reflected daylight and this projects a cool grey colour cast. South facing rooms benefit from the glow of afternoon sunlight which projects a warm yellow colour cast. In the same way, the type and colour temperature of the bulbs in artificial lighting make a huge difference to the way colour is rendered within a space.
We hope these tips from the experts at Crown Paints will help you choose the perfect colour for your sleep sanctuary. If you need any more help on refreshing your bedroom, check out our blog post on Tips for a minimalist bedroom.
This might sound obvious, but don’t forget all the different bedding bits you’ll need for your new bedroom. If you’re buying a new mattress for your new room, make sure to buy bedding the right size for it!
Pillows and Duvets – treat yourself to a new set of bedding, including new pillows and a plush new duvet. Consider the time of year you’re moving in – you’ll need a lighter tog duvet in Spring/Summer and a heavier tog for Autumn/Winter. If you suffer with allergies or want to make an eco-friendly choice, we have different ranges of bedding to suit all sleepers.
A mattress protector will keep your mattress cleaner and fresher for longer, by protecting it from dust mites and other nasties. Definitely worth the investment.
Duvet cover and pillowcases – your chance to add some extra style to your bed. Whether you go for a minimal or neutral colour for your bedding or all-out maximal with bright colours and patterns, choosing a good quality and comfortable duvet cover, pillowcases and a bed sheet will turn your bed into somewhere you can’t wait to dive into at night.
If you’re decorating your new bedroom and need some help on choosing the perfect colour for the walls, we’ve teamed up with Crown Paints here to dive a bit deeper into what different colours mean and how to use them best in your bedroom.
Once you’ve got all of these covered, your new bedroom will feel homely, comfortable and like a real sanctuary you’ll look forward to spending every night in.