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Snoring – Interesting facts

Did you know?

The sound of snoring can cause the snorer to wake up an average of 27 times per night, and the poor bed partner, up to 21 times. Talk about a restless night!

This prevents the snorer and their partner from entering into the “Slow Wave Sleep” stage. This is the real deep sleep. Your body uses this for building up of your physical and mental energy. This is where the body gets its true rest.

Bed partners of snorers visit their doctor much more frequently than their counterparts. We have mentioned before that a loud snore can reach up to 85 decibels, but to give you some perspective, did you know that a pneumatic drill also reaches those decibel levels? This high decibel level from snoring can be loud enough to actually cause damage to the human ear. And this can make the snorer highly susceptible to hearing loss.

Perhaps learning the didgeridoo can help the snorer tighten and strengthen those throat muscles, and help with that noise. That is, of course, if you can find one of these in South Africa.

Shakespeare was the first to use the word “snore” as a verb for human snoring. Until then, it meant the same as “snort” and was only really used to describe the noise an animal makes.


“Laugh and the world laughs with you.

Snore, and you sleep alone.”

Anthony Burgess

**Luckily, there is a much easier alternative to be had in the form of Silence Anti-Snoring Throat Spray.







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Asthmatics & Snoring……

Can Silence be used by asthmatics?

In order to provide some clarity on the issue here is some useful information.


Asthma is quite a serious and incapacitating disease. It affects approximately 3.9 million people in South Africa, having the fourth highest asthma death rate among 5 to 35 year olds.

Mothers are very wary when it comes to asthma.  The mere idea that your child is unable to breathe properly is quite a discomfiting image. In some children asthma can even  be mistaken for sleep apnoea. These children tend to snore which may mask the wheezing sound.

Despite these scary statistics asthma is easily identified and treated. Asthma is mainly caused by exposure to allergens, either in the environment (like pollen) or within your food (like dairy or preservatives) but it can also be caused by extreme exertion (like during sport).



There are 2 main types of asthma: chronic or acute asthma.


Chronic asthma requires a patient to be treated with anti-inflammatories on a long term basis in order to keep the airways open

Acute asthma whereby the patient develops an ad-hoc asthmatic attack and requires a quick-relief inhaler (bronchodilators) to open up respiratory airways.


During an asthmatic attack the bronchi contract, become inflamed and the respiratory airways fill with mucus. This narrows the respiratory airway resulting in difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing.

It is important that you always read the package insert of any medication you take. Silence Anti-Snoring Spray is a great product for reducing snoring but it is contraindicated to asthmatics. The carrageenans and phospholipids are known allergens and may worsen asthma. Please consult your doctor before starting any medication.

On the bright side asthma is a controllable disease and with the correct diagnosis and treatment plan and you can live a happy and busy life.



  1. Health24. http://www.health24.com/Medical/Asthma/News/South-Africa-has-worlds-fourth-highest-asthma-death-rate-20130210
  2. Sci Flo. http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?pid=S0256-95742013000300023&script=sci_arttext
  3. Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma/basics/treatment/con-20026992



Oral anti-snoring spray vs mouth guards

Are you using the right product to reduce your snoring?


We require 6-8 hours of sleep every night to ensure effective body and mental functions.

When we have not had enough sleep, these functions become impaired and can affect our daily lives.

In severe cases you may even develop high blood pressure, obesity, suffer from heart failure, mood disorders, impaired mental function and even strokes.

During sleep the upper respiratory muscles become relaxed and collapse inwards, narrowing the throat passage way.

This throat narrowing increases the resistance to air flow and causes the throat muscles to vibrate against each other.

These vibrations are responsible for the sound we call ‘snoring’.


There are two main types of throat anti-snoring solutions; mouth guards or oral throat sprays.


Snoring Mouth Guards

Mouth Guards/Pieces:

Mouth guards move the lower jaw forward, opening up the space at the back of the throat. This increases air flow and reduces snoring volume.


This is an effective method to reduce snoring but does not target the root cause of snoring; throat muscle collapse.


Mouth guards do not have a prolonged effect and only reduce snoring volume as long as you are wearing the guard. Although it can be reused for 6 months it can be uncomfortable to wear.


Oral Throat Sprays:

Silence Anti-Snoring Spray is an oral throat spray that is clinically proven to reduce snoring volume.


It lubricates the throat preventing the muscles from sticking together and causing the throat vibrations (which are responsible for the sound). This also moisturises the throat preventing the throat from drying out. It is a foam spray that eases swallowing and does not stimulate a gag reflex.


Silence targets the root cause of snoring; throat muscle collapse. It contains natural rosehip which increases the throat muscle strength and provides a prolonged reduction effect.

It provides a long lasting effect, ensuring that it remains active throughout the night and provides 6-8 hours of relief.