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Habits That Can Ruin Your Voice

Everyday, as we wake up, we don’t really notice if there is a slight change in our voice. Well, maybe because we don’t really let it bother us. But for professional singers, they immediately notice if their voice is different from the day before. They took a lot of precaution, for them to be able to preserve their singing voice. Unfortunately, for singers, their singing voice varies and sometimes changes due to outside interference.

Here are some lists that you should avoid to preserve your natural singing voice.

1.Never deprived your self with sleep. A regular 8 hours a day sleep is good for your system. A night’s sleep with less than 8 hours can affect your voice. Swelling of your vocal cords is evident, and it can be painful and stressful.

2.Don’t scream! There is no need of explanation on this one. We all know that screaming can damage our voice. In excess use of your voice meant ruining your natural singing voice. Though, we have to admit that we sometimes overexert our voices; like cheering for our favorite team, or yelling when we are angry, or just shouting at the top of our lungs with no particular reason at all. There are so many reasons to say about not doing it; let us just simply put it in a simple justification, don’t do it!

3.When you are sleeping, don’t let your back get direct contact with the electric fan’s air. That would only give you backaches and sore throat. Try doubling your blankets or turn off the electric fan when it is no longer needed.

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4.It is okay to drink alcoholic beverages once in a while, but excessive drinking might damage your voice. Also, drinking beverages with caffeine on it will make your voice dehydrated. It is a lot worse singing in front of everyone when you are drunk. You do not want to feel embarrassed the next day not remembering what your performance has been the night before. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is good for your body and for your voice. Also avoid drinking ice cold drinks. And when sore throat still be present, drink ginger tea, it can do magic for sore throat.

5.Stop smoking. Smoking causes hoarseness and roughness of the voice and narrowing down of your vocal range. Smoking damages your lungs and we sing with the immense support from it.

6.How we wished that we can easily avoid allergies. But it isn’t. Sometimes, we don’t even have any idea that it is already replicating inside us until we just feel soreness of our throat. There are many causes of allergies and there are medicines available for it. Though, it is very inconvenient and bothersome, we just have to take really good care of our voice by avoiding drinks and food that might trigger it again.

It is not so hard taking good care of our natural singing voice. Discipline yourself and you would be rewarded by doing it. It is better to be careful than being sorry later.

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