This is her own story:
“It was so embarrassing when she needed to nudge me to wake me. I found it difficult to accept that I, as a woman, snored. I thought I was the only one that had the problem.
Despite the fact that I’m a retired nurse, I was not aware that women snore too. Studies show that 40% of all women over 40 years old snore, and that for men of the same age the figure is 60%. Many snorers don’t suffer themselves, but for those around them it can be a problem. The fact is that many couples have separate bedrooms.
Perhaps women don’t dare talk about snoring.
Perhaps we women don’t dare talk about snoring. When I asked around, none of my friends snored, so I said nothing either.
I didn’t want my snoring to limit me
For safety’s sake, I asked the advice of a doctor, but he merely concluded that I was neither overweight nor had high blood pressure. Therefore, there was no danger in my case. He said that all people get weakened, slackened musculature as they get older.
But I was only 55, says Eva indignantly.
I didn’t want my snoring to limit me.
Even if my snoring was not causing any health problems, I still wanted to find a way to solve my little secret. Because I’m a social person I didn’t want this to limit me. I found for example, that if I slept on my front, my snoring would be better.
They explained to me how the device works
But then I saw an advertisement for a health exhibition in Gothenburg, where a company demonstrated a neuromuscular training device which, amongst other things, helped those that snore.
Good! I thought. Then I can do something myself about the problem.
In November 2014, I began to train with the IQoro neuromuscular device; three sessions per day, usually before meals.
In January, I went with her children and grandchildren on a skiing holiday and they could – to my joy and great relief – confirm that I had completely stopped snoring.
My family were the only ones that knew that I snored. But they had no idea that I had exercised away my problem. Oh well, I just seem to have grown out of it! I said.
In March, I travelled on a new journey, with the same friend as before, and this time her room-mate didn’t need to nudge me.
Simple treatment with lots of benefits
I think the treatment method is both simple and easy to perform.
A a bonus I think my neck has become smoother…
You just need to associate the exercise with some other habit so that you don’t forget. As an extra bonus, I think that my neck has become smoother, and my double chin has reduced. We’re all a bit vain, aren’t we? It’s nice when everything goes the right way. I usually impress my grandchildren by performing cartwheels.”
Eva Hjalmarsson, retired nurse, Gothenburg