Six Ways to Sleep Well During Hurricane Irma

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Asheville residents are keeping a weathered eye on Hurricane Irma as it churns through the Caribbean toward southern Florida. It is likely we will see some wind and rain, but the intensity of each will depend largely on the storm’s exact track as it makes landfall. If it manages to jog a few miles east and reemerge in the Atlantic, it could grow in strength. If it does not, it will still bring gusty winds and rains to our area. Continue reading

Five Tips for Reducing Summer Allergies

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Most people think of allergies as an issue in the spring; however, each season has its own allergens that aggravate allergy sufferers. Our cars and driveways are not yellow with tree pollen in western North Carolina; nevertheless, grass, weeds, and specifically ragweed produce their own allergy inducing pollen throughout the summer months. Continue reading

5 Important Reasons You Should Stop Mouth Breathing Today

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I have seen my clients’ lives change when they stop mouth breathing. I am shocked to learn that none of my clients’ doctors have ever asked them if they breathe through their mouth or their nose. Does that mean it isn’t important? NO. Does it mean that the doctors don’t know the consequences of mouth breathing? I can’t imagine that being the case, but it may be.

Most of my clients are mouth breathers who snore. I have treated hundreds over the last 12 years and realize that I can call myself an expert on snoring.

Definition of an expert: Professional who has acquired knowledge and skills through study and practice over the years, in a particular field or subject, to the extent that his or her opinion may be helpful in fact finding, problem solving, or understanding of a situation. Continue reading

A Brief History of IJustWantToSleep

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In 1994, I opened an outpatient speech therapy clinic in Asheville, N.C. I started getting referrals for children who had tongue thrust. These were school-aged children so why weren’t they receiving speech therapy in the school? I learned that tongue thrust is not treated in the schools because it is not an educational problem. This meant that parents had to pay for private speech therapy and make arrangements for a weekly appointment. Continue reading

Five Reasons We Love Waking Up in Asheville After a Full Night’s Sleep

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Though our revolutionary program helps people stop snoring all over the country, IJustWantToSleep is based in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. In this article, we wanted to discuss five quick reasons we love waking up in Asheville, whether or not our spouses are snoring; however, if you want to know more about our how seven-week program can help you or your loved ones sleep easier, click here. Continue reading

How To Stop Tossing and Turning When You Sleep

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I usually learn something new from each person I treat for mouth breathing and snoring. One reason is because I ask so many questions that most would think are irrelevant. As a result, I have a growing list of behaviors that might occur during or after a night of restless sleep. For example, I started asking people about the condition of their bedclothes (sheets, blanket) when they awoke in the morning. Continue reading

How to Function on 3 Hours of Sleep: A Stop-Snoring Case Study

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Amy was a 41-year-old news reporter. She contacted me because she was getting complaints from viewers who said she was too slow and robotic.

Amy’s life: She was working weekends at the TV station and only getting about 3 hours of sleep per night. Amy complained of a severely dry mouth and she was afraid she was going to mispronounce words because of the dryness. Hence, the slow and labored word production. Continue reading

WANTED: A Silent (non-snoring) Partner

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A large percentage of people breathe through their mouth when they sleep. You may say you don’t breathe through your mouth but if you snore, drool, wake up with a dry mouth/sore throat, wake up tired or with a headache, or have daytime sleepiness, then you do breathe through your mouth for at least part of the night.

Your mouth doesn’t have to be all the way open. Air only needs a small opening between the lips to be inhaled. Continue reading