Singing Exercises May Help Control Snoring

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“Could singing stop snoring? Doctor says vocal exercises could be the key to a peaceful night’s sleep,” the Mail Online website reports after a study found that people who followed a daily exercise programme of singing saw improvements in their snoring.

The news is based on a trial comparing the effects of daily singing exercises with not singing in 127 people with a history of snoring or mild to moderate sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is a condition where a person’s breathing is interrupted in their sleep. This prevents them from falling into a deep sleep, leading to excessive daytime sleepiness.

The study found that those who did the singing exercises for three months reported less daytime sleepiness and less frequent snoring than those who didn’t.

But the study’s results are limited by the number of people who dropped out. Among the singing group, 40% of the people assigned to the…

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