Snoring Treatment and Information
Snoring is actually a common problem. So much so that there are over 300 devices that have registered to claim to stop snoring. Snoring can be so bad that a couple may choose to sleep in different rooms so that the person who snores does not disturb anyone else. This can put serious strain on a relationship. With these factors and many others, you can now see why snoring is a large problem.
So, is there a treatment for snoring? Well, first of all, you must first decide what a successful treatment would consist of on a per patient basis. Since snoring usually affects the bed partner’s sleep, then the goal would be for the partner to get a restful night’s sleep. For some, this may be to reduce the noise level from an alarming “jackhammer” noise level down to the noise level of a passing eighteen wheeler. For others, if you reduced the noise level from a mild level down to just heavy breathing, that may still not be enough. Unless the condition is extremely hazardous, as in the patient has been diagnosed with sleep apnea and the snoring is a result of narrowed upper air passages, then treatment could be placed on the back burner.
Those 300 devices that were mentioned earlier to help aid in the elimination of the snoring process on average do not work. You could have surgery to help cure the problem. But again, what does cured mean to you? First, the cause of the nasal noise problem must be diagnosed. For those who have narrow nasal passages and the snoring is a result of that, then breathe-right strips would help to eliminate the nasal noise. But if the problem lies deeper than the just narrow nasal passages, then obviously those strips will not work.
To find out what the underlying cause of your nasal noise problem is, consult your physician. They may want to perform a couple of tests that will help them to determine what the root of the problem is. Once they find the source of the problem, then they will be able to recommend the proper treatment to help minimize and maybe even eliminate the nasal noise all together.
The available treatments that are possible today, may not necessarily work for each patient. Every person has the same anatomical features; however, they vary greatly in size, amounts, etc from person to person. Just because one type of treatment works for one patient does not mean that the same treatment will work for another patient.
There are both surgical treatment options and non-surgical treatment options available today. Your physician will recommend what they think will work best for you. Don’t get discouraged though, especially if you have tried some of the over-the-counter options that are on the market. Remember, they have to be for the “cause” of the problem. Just because the strips didn’t work for you, does not mean that something else, such as a dental device, will not work.
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