The Story of Why I Started HowToStopTheSnore.com
It wasn’t a hard decision to start something worthy of helping people with sleep problems because my dad has had a really bad snore and sleep apnea for a long time.
About My Dad
He’s a professional doctor who works very long hours and doesn’t always have time to get the best night’s sleep. On top of that, he will go out with the family and always find the worst places to sleep – like on a public park bench somewhere or at a mall. I mean there’s nothing wrong with sleeping during a beautiful sunny day out at the park or at an air-conditioned mall.
The thing that worried me was that he was doing that for months and years while I was growing up.
I kept telling him to actually find a doctor (ironic) to help him with this, but he wouldn’t want to (you know how doctors are – they believe they are the best to know everything, but not always do them). I call it “pride”.
On a Quest
Anyways, fast forwards a couple of years. One night, I found myself not being able to sleep that well because of his snore (and we slept in adjacent rooms). I was so frustrated that I had to move downstairs to sleep, but it didn’t help. Then, I tried a headphone on, but it didn’t help as well. I realized something. I realized that this will cause serious issues. Not just serious issues to my dad’s health, but also to my sleep.
The funny part is that one night I actually found myself walking into his room that night. I pretty much studied the way he breathed and why it was making so much noise, so-called “snoring”, and I was trying to find a way to help him find how to stop snoring altogether. On a serious note, though, I found that he wasn’t breathing on repetitive short seconds of pauses between his snoring. I felt so bad to see my dad like this. Wouldn’t you?
At that moment, my mind ran like 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour for non-American friends) and I knew that I had to be on a quest to find a way to put a stop to this mad snoring:
- For one, I have to help my dad get rid of this snoring. It doesn’t take a medical doctor to realize that this is a genuinely big problem. It’s going to be a throat problem for sure (from making all that noise). In addition, he will probably develop some type of heath problems. (I actually did a few types of research on this which I can share with you below as well).
- Two, I want him and our family to get a good night’s sleep without having to ask him to sleep last for once. Why do we ask him to sleep last? Well, because we will be well on our way to sleep before he starts making that “beautiful” synchronization of snoring with the perfectly silent night.
- Three, I wanted to sleep as well. Let’s be honest here, I gotta work too.