I snore. I was unaware I did until recently, but my girlfriend is a very light sleeper and is VERY aware. If you are or know a snorer, you know this can be problematic to say the least. I wish I could stop, but honestly I’m not sure what to do. I figure once a snorer, always a snorer. Not so according to British doctor Mike Dilkes.
Dr. Dilkes has a tongue and throat workout designed to tone up the structures in your neck that cause snoring. “The workout is split into three sets of three exercises, each designed to work a specific part of the mouth and neck – the tongue, the soft palate and the lower throat”.
Then there’s the all-in-one shortcut to toning up your snoring muscles. Wow, who knew?
- Start with your mouth open as wide as it can go and tongue protruding out forwards as far as it will go.
- While holding these two positions, begin moving the extended tongue in an up, down and side-to-side movement.
- After two revolutions of these movements, begin humming the National Anthem in as deep a pitch as you can and continue until the end of the song or for at least two minutes, whichever comes first.
Dave and I tried it out and it goes something like this …