Wellness Pathway #184 Sing Away Snoring

There’s an old saying, “Those who sing, pray twice.” New research suggests a different benefit: “Those who sing, snore less.” Edzard Ernst, MD and PhD from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, England, reports on a small study of 30 people who were tape recorded at night to measure the volume and duration of snoring.

The volunteers then took singing lessons for four weeks and practiced singing on a daily basis. New recordings at the end of four weeks determined that their snoring was significantly quieter and less frequent in about two-thirds of the cases. For some people, the singing therapy worked so well that they even cancelled operations that had been scheduled to reduce snoring.

Although the size of this study is too small to draw definite conclusions, those who suffer from snoring problems may want to give daily singing a try. It may not only assist you to snore less, it may also lighten your spirit. Whether you take voice lessons, join a choir, open a hymnal, hit the karaoke stage, or sing along with your favorite recording artists, singing is good body, mind, and soul.

Coaching Inquiries: When was the last time that you really sang your heart out? What would it take for you to sing out loud on a daily basis?

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Bob Tschannen-Moran

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