If you are a smoker then you likely already have countless people telling you to quit. You have seen photos of what a smoker’s lungs look like. You have read the countless articles linking smoking to cancer, heart disease, sagging skin, wrinkles, premature aging, damaged teeth, cataracts, asthma, bronchitis, heart attack, stroke, and countless other conditions.
None of these adverse effects have bothered you enough to quit smoking, but what if kicking the nicotine habit is all you need to do to stop snoring? Would you be willing to try?
The Link Between Smoking and Snoring
Considering air has to flow through a high-traffic nicotine area to reach your lungs, it should not be too surprising that smoking can cause snoring. Not to mention, smoking increases your risk of respiratory issues, which makes it harder to breathe. If you are a snorer, your body is already being deprived of oxygen. It does not need a respiratory illness, too.
It’s Never too Late to Quit
Some people feel that since they are older or they have smoked over half their life that the damage has already been done. Is there really any point in quitting? Of course, there is!
The human body begins to heal by regenerating cells right after your final cigarette. Nerve endings are growing within 48 hours and lung function improves within 72 hours. Within nine months cilia have regrown in your lungs to better control mucus production. Your risk for mouth, throat, and esophagus cancer are decreased by 50 percent within 10 years.
Will you stop snoring instantly? It is highly unlikely. Wearing a snoring mouthpiece can help reduce your symptoms. However, as your body heals, you may find that you don’t need the mouthpiece anymore. So, you quit snoring, and as a bonus, you reduce your risk for countless medical conditions.
I used to annoy my wife and two kids with my snoring, but no longer! Now I blog about different devices and techniques for stopping snoring.