Anti Snore Pillow: Types And Benefits

The anti snore pillows are implemented and designed in a manner to offer smoothness and comfort at sleeping on side or stomach. While sleeping on your back, the tongue might fall back over the throat, thus blocking airways. Therefore, it is recommended to sleep on side to stop snoring, but continuous sleeping on side may cause nape and neck ache. The utility of an anti snore pillow can be defined in this context, as it is made up of soft and lustrous foam, which adjusts your chin, neck and nape postures while sleeping on side and encourages you not to roll over your back once again.

Different types

There are different types of anti snore pillows available, which work distinctly to offer you considerable comfort during sleep and allow you to sleep under proper postures. The main goal is to keep your airways open and prevent any blockage during inhalation and exhalation of air.

  • Anti snore pillow with lowered central portion

A very common type of anti snore pillow is the one made of foam; the center part of it is quite lowered, whereas, the edges are comparatively high and raised. The edge is raised along the bottom of the pillow, which brings the lower jaw in front and resists the chin from touching the chest, by keeping it raised. These adjustments are meant to keep respiratory passageways open and resist collision of tissues. The spine is aligned properly while using such a pillow during sleep.

  • Anti snore pillow with adjustable air bladder in the central portion

There is another type of anti snore pillow, in which an adjustable air bladder is positioned in the center. The sides are firmly prepared, which encourages sleeping on side. The air bladder is adjustable, so that the person can sort out the level of firmness in the pillow, as required. While a suitable level of firmness is found in the pillow, the person can align his neck, back, chin and nape in a proper posture. The achievement of comfortable postures during sleep will encourage the person to sleep on side for long.

  • Pillows designed for placement between thighs and legs

There are alternative pillows designed for placement between legs and thighs. These pillows also allot proper alignment of the spine. While it is positioned between legs and thighs, it allows you to attain a proper posture during sleep; when you have your legs and thighs positioned properly, your spine will be aligned well; this prevents any discomfort while sleeping on side.

These pillows are well designed for offering complete comfort to side sleepers. The sizes and outlook of anti snore pillows may vary, but they are all implemented along the same, which is to align your spine properly. Your chin, throat, neck and nape should be adjusted in proper postures, so that you do not acquire aches while sleeping continuously on your side. All these pillows will indirectly facilitate your respiratory passageways to be open, by aligning your spine properly.

Prevalence of Sleeping Disorders in Individuals

Somipathy is the medical term for sleeping disorders; these are medical conditions, which disrupt the sleep of an individual. These disorders are associated with the sleep patterns of an individual. These conditions, if left untreated may interfere with emotional, physical and mental physiology. A medical test called polysomnography is conducted to detect sleep disorders in an individual. When a person lacks sleep, without any notice of practical causes and reasons, the condition is termed as ‘insomnia’. Sometimes, excessive sleeping is also considered as a typical sleeping disorder, which is conditionally termed as ‘hypersomnia’. The sleep disorders may tend to be severe from being mild, affecting the overall well being of the subject.

The most common and widely prevailing sleeping disorders

The most common and widely prevailing sleeping disorders are as follows:

  • Primary insomnia: This is a condition, when an individual fails to acquire the necessary amount of sleep, without any practical reasons behind it
  • DSPS (delayed sleep phase syndrome): No disturbances in maintenance of sufficient sleep, but inability to accept sleep and inability to wake up at socially correct times or within the norms
  • Bruxism: Involuntary clenching of the teeth by an individual while being asleep
  • Narcolepsy: Sleeping tendency at daytime; falling asleep without a self-notice or under unwillingness
  • Syndrome of hypopnea: Slower or shallow respiratory rate during sleep
  • Cataplexy: An unpredictable weakness in motor muscles, caused all of a sudden, which can lead to collapse over the floor
  • Parasomnias: A combination of disruptive sleep happenings or incidences, such as observance of night terrors or walking during sleep
  • Night terror: Observance of terrorized incidental images during sleep, and waking up with a terrorized feel all of a sudden
  • RBD (Rapid Eye Movement and Behavior Disorder):  Acting violently or dramatically during sleep
  • RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome): An uncontrollable urge to swing or move legs while sleeping
  • Nocturnal Myoclonus: Involuntary movement and shake of limbs during sleep
  • Sleep paralysis: Observance of temporary paralysis in body, shortly pre or post sleeping
  • Sleep apnea: The person stops breathing periodically during sleep, this breathless condition may last from a few seconds to several minutes
  • Nocturnia: A frequent urge to go to the bathroom at bedtime
  • Somniphobia: A fear or unwillingness of falling asleep, majorly caused due to severe anxiety before bedtime
  • Somnambulism: Committing normal activities of being awake, while in a sleeping condition; these may include, walking, eating, without the conscience of the patient

These are the major sleeping disorders; some of them are widely prevalent among the mass, whereas some are rare. Some of these conditions are not typically considered as disorders, unless they reach severity. Most of these disorders are out of the conscience of the subject during occurrence. Hence, if any of your near ones complain to you about such habits of yours, you should not ignore it and grant it seriously. It would be beneficial if you take it in concern and see a doctor; these are medical conditions and have appropriate treatment scopes post diagnosis.

Body of work: Out and about

It was raining, off and on, for much of the morning. I sat on the couch and caught up on some work and looked at the Internet and told myself that I was just waiting for it to stop raining, that as soon as it did, I would put on my running clothes and strap on my shoes and I would be so out the door any second now. Sure, I could put on my pants right now, and the sports bra and the new long-sleeved shirt I bought with the promise that I would actually be placing it in service on a regular basis, and in that way be ready to burst out into the street and run run run, the very second the sky cleared up and the sun came out and the dozens of weird men in plaid shirts emerged from the bushes to stand on the corner and watch me go by.

Somehow, I didn’t. I sat on the couch, and kept doing some work, and kept looking at the Internet, and tried to pretend that I was morose that the weather was bad and I couldn’t run with an umbrella, now, could I? And that my shoes would be ruined and okay, it really was too much to ask that the first time I go run outside, I’d also have to run in the rain, wasn’t it? I mean, can’t I sort of work my way up to badassery? Start small, build up little victories so that I have got legs to stand on? So to speak? I sat on the couch, wearing my pajamas, and waited for the sky to clear up.

The sky cleared. I waited a little longer, because who knew if it was just a lull? It could cloudburst any second, now, and then I’d be caught in it, and it would be terrible, wouldn’t it, to have to turn around and go home? I’d feel very bad about that. I sat on my couch, and I realized that it was getting later in the morning. And later. And I had planned to run around 8:30. It wasn’t 8:30, any more. There was only an hour and a half of morning left, but by god, I was still going to run in the morning.

I hauled myself up and changed, and spent a couple of minutes dithering in front of the mirror–running pants, made of space age material, cling to your thighs and your ass and your belly and while that is very good, I’m sure, in terms of aerodynamics and drag reduction and many scientific things like that, it’s not swell when you’re picturing yourself running through your neighborhood with your ass jiggling. I am okay with an ass jiggle. Ass jiggles are sexy. The neighbors getting to partake in my jiggly ass? That is uncool. Could I drag myself around the park with my ass bouncing at every step? No one cares about my ass. Or the size of my thighs. But my shoes are white and my clothes are black and okay, I am going to shut up now, and we are leaving.

We left, me and my insecurities, and I pounded them into dust beneath my sneakers. I walked briskly to warm up, and then I took off, and went flying, and it felt so good. A little cold out, and the air fresh and the sky blue and me, exactly free as a bird. About a minute later, it hurt so much to breathe that I kind of wanted to die. I slowed down–it is hard to slow down, when you are running on your own, as opposed to being dictated to by a treadmill–and I breathed steadily and the burn in my lungs let up and it was feeling good, again. I felt it in my hips and my thighs and my butt, a different ache from the treadmill, the feel of my muscles working to support me and propel me forward and keep me upright and from dying.

Only one revolution–it ached, a surprising amount, I didn’t want to hurt myself, pushing too hard, and I was so tired. I walked back around to cool down, a slow measured stride, and I found that I had stopped thinking about what anyone was thinking of my ass in these pants, and I wasn’t worried about my stomach, and I was thinking about making it to body pump, tomorrow, since I wouldn’t be able to go to yoga in the morning, and on Wednesday, when I run again, I’ll make sure to pace myself. When I run again, on Wednesday. A fact. I’m writing it down.

Urban Outfitters for Kids’ Rooms

Is it just me, or is Urban Outfitters THE place to get cool stuff for kids’ rooms?

I’m not sure if it’s that kids are getting savvier or young adults more childlike – possibly the latter given the huge wave of twenty-somethings moving back home after university. Though maybe the economy is the culprit for that. I dunno – but the URBN aesthetic really rocks in a youngish kids’ room, especially one like The Little Nutball’s seeing as how she’s digging the whole birds/skulls/pink/pretty flowers frequency.

I’ve always loved their style, but in university couldn’t afford it. I was in school right at the height of grunge, perhaps the last hurrah of stylishly DIY truly budget living. We had the whole bricks-and-wood-bookcase look happening, plus a hand-me-down velour sofa with wood trim. A crazy neo-Baroque hand-me-down coffee table, a system of pulleys and milk crates holding office supplies in our “study.” Everything is a lot cleaner looking now, and DIY doesn’t look all that DIY-y. Today’s DIY looks like Sir Terence Conran popped by and DIY-ed it for you in between opening Habitat shops. And hand-me-downs don’t have that new-again URBN rec room look: they’re just skanky old Structube futon sofa beds.

I would have painted a table like this myself. Now I don’t have the time. Actually no, now I don’t have the tolerance for my lack of painting talent. This baby’s only $US32, maybe a few bucks more Canadian in-store.

Sure, I’d put it in my bedroom as a bedside table, but my bedroom looks like a hurricane tore through it. Better in hers: it’s neat because she doesn’t sleep there, she sleeps with us. Still.

Bob’s insider look at The Biggest Loser kitchen

Bob Harper, fitness trainer at The Biggest Loser, shows you where the contestants cook and gives you insight on how the contestants eat to lose Watch Bob and get the scoop on what foods are always on hand at the show.

Below are tips from The Biggest Loser experts on how to get in shape and kick-start your diet.

1. They advocate 4 hours of resistance training per week. Do cardio as extra credit. The more cardio you do on top of your resistance training, the faster you will lose weight.

2. Eat a carb- and protein-rich snack after your workout. Some good choices include: a bagel with a slice of reduced-fat cheese; a fruit smoothie made with nonfat yogurt; or nuts and an apple.

3. You can reduce the appearance of cellulite by losing weight and building muscle. Squats and lunges are good exercises to help you tone your legs and tighten your butt and thighs.

4. If you want fully developed arms, work your biceps and your triceps. Many exercisers pay too much attention to their biceps, since these tend to be ‘show muscles,’ but your biceps are less than half your arm.

A Review:

Don’t be yelling at the Biggest Loser people for their show and how they treat the people on it. The people that Jill and Bob are yelling at are there for the reason of losing weight. They knew what they were getting themselves into. These people are trying to improve their lives and their health.

You sound very angry and bitter. I, too, am very overweight. I need to lose at least 100 pounds. I have heard some of the jeers from people as I walk down the street. I know how much it hurts. But, I also know that those hurtful words they speak are true. I do need to lose weight. I am disabled due to health issues that make it very difficult to exercise. I have trouble walking and I am allergic to the chlorine in the YMCA’s pool. Pool therapy is great. To go into the pool and feel so weightless is a wonderful feeling.

The people that yell hurtful things at us were not brought up properly.

I was always taught that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. They were probably brought up in a home that didn’t care what was said…they probably learned this behavior from their fathers.

I would love to be on Biggest Loser, but I doubt that they would take me. There are too many issues with my body. I have thought about gastric bypass surgery. The psychiatrist put the kabosh on my bypass surgery. He stated that because I am compulsive that I wouldn’t be a good candidate for gastric by-pass surgery. Then I had some problem with the fool staying in my stomach for too long and I ended up in the hospital for a week while they tried to figure out what was wrong with me. I just needed to eat less fibrous foods for awhile. I have been thinking about the surgery again.

You are angry about they way people talk to you about your weight. But is your behavior any different from what you said in your post? You said some pretty nasty things. Please know that the whole world is not against you.

When I see people that are much heavier than I am, I say, “Oh My God!!”.

Then I quickly ask God to help them. After seeing a program that showed what the inside of the body looks like for obese people. It was so scary. The fat goes up from the stomach and it goes up into the lung area, putting pressure on the lungs so the lungs have to work harder. The body fat also grows around the heart making it harder for the heart to work. Fat also gets into the liver and makes it more difficult for the Liver to process and get the blood filtered. Now I remember, The biggest Loser did this for each person that started this season. It was very scary.