Alternative health advocates never know when to quit. They will claim numerous benefits for their pet treatment, many of which have little to no evidence to support them. Like the claim that juicing could reduce or stop snoring.
Weight Loss Claims
One of the reasons advocates claim juicing can reduce snoring is that it can lead to weight loss, and since excess weight contributes to snoring, you’ll snore less. Unfortunately, this claim is flawed for many reasons.
First, juicing diets are not a guarantee of weight loss. Many people lose weight on them, but not all–often because these restrictive diets are hard to stay on long enough to see results.
And even if you lose weight on a juicing diet, it’s likely that you’ll regain the weight again when you return to a normal diet. Long-term improvement in snoring depends on long-term weight control, and fad diets that lead to yo-yo weight loss are not a good way to go.
And even if you do lose weight and take it off, there’s no guarantee that you’re going to lose weight in a way that will improve your snoring. Many people who snore do so for reasons other than weight.
Another reason why juicing diets supposedly result in less snoring is that they reduce your consumption of mucus-causing foods like milk. As we’ve shown, though, mucus-forming foods are really only relevant for people with particular food allergies.
If you have food allergies, it’s important to identify them and avoid them, especially before bedtime. But that doesn’t mean that most people will benefit from cutting out a lot of these foods. And it certainly doesn’t mean we’ll benefit from a juicing diet.
Juicing Can Make Matters Worse
Juicing may make things worse for you because it might make you hungry at night. This means that when you’re disturbed by your own snoring or awakened by sleep apnea, you’re more likely to come to full awareness because your body urgently wants food. This can lead to more lost sleep, not to mention late-night snacking, which contributes to weight gain.
It’s important to remember that weight gain is often a result of and not just a cause of snoring and sleep apnea. Getting good sleep can help you lose weight as often as the other way around.
If you’d like to learn more about snoring treatment in Omaha, please call for an appointment with a sleep dentist at the Advanced Dental Sleep Treatment Center today.