The Snoring Chinstrap

The Snoring chinstrap is so often reminiscent of dressing for a game of Rugby and although I’ve not done that for a while I remember it well. I was a Front Row Forward in those days – being amply built – and there were some giant guys around me. We wore them of course for different reasons – but I guess a similar basic principle. They kept our jaws locked very tight and made sure we retained most of our ears for the end of the game – a bit like the modern snorer in the family bedroom.

I know that for snorers, and their partners, that the bedroom can easily turn into a mighty contest of willpower, friction and dispute, and sometimes even a war zone, but surely this is a bridge too far. The look of a Chinstrap will end any possible prospect of passion I’m sure. There’s one thing guaranteed and that is it won’t make you look like George Clooney – or anyone else half as attractive to our dear partners.

But will it stop you snoring? Will it stop you getting your ears ripped off by your partner?

Let’s face it. It is really annoying when your spouse starts snoring and wakes you up in the middle of the night. When your spouse snores, you try simply everything just to stop it – like closing his or her mouth, or pinching his or her nose. Unfortunately, these do not work or if they do work, it is only for a very short time. I honestly believe it’s the same with the chinstrap – very short and very sweet – and it most certainly does nothing for your kerb appeal.

Snoring is a medical problem – and there are NHS recommended solutions for all to try. The solutions are based on keeping the airway in the throat clear so that there’s less chance of having to force the air through a narrow gap and so cause the vibration that results in what we know as snoring.

So what confuses me most is why anyone should therefore use something that clamps the jaw shut tight, and must surely restrict the passage of air. It seems a little like putting the plug in the sink with the tap turned on – and leaving it on – very soon we’ll have an overflow and a bigger problem.

Of course in the Urban Dictionary the word chinstrap is often recorded and is the name for a strip of facial hair or thin beard that runs from ear to ear – around the chin- just like the same on a soldier’s ceremonial headwear. A certain similarity of appearance, without a doubt, exists.

So reviews for this device have found to be disappointing overall – with maybe a short term benefit – but what a ‘passion killer’ it is. Methinks the ladies may prefer the snoring – when banished to another room anyway.

Nevertheless always make sure to raise your snoring problems with your doctor. Keep him informed and either he or your dentist will point you in the right direction for medically approved solutions such as CPAP, surgery or a mouthpiece designed for your jaw. Mouthpiece – more Rugby artefacts you say – but hidden from view and gone – just like the snoring. Some top results may then return for your family teamwork – including blissful sleep, sound rest, and friction-free relationships.

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By John Redfern


The Sound of Snoring

I’m sorry to say that the answer is no…it’s not a new West End Musical. It’s that age-old problem of excessively loud snoring and the knock-on effects.

What do you do if you find yourself sharing a bed or even just a room with someone who snores? Or are you the one with the problem? This could be your regular adult home relationship, a trip away with friends or family, a business trip, or even, in the case of youngsters, shared accommodation through further education or simply a school trip. There are no upper or lower age barriers to making loud snoring sounds that disturb the others.

A study showed that partners of millions of snorers are kept awake for two hours each night, which equates to two years’ lost sleep over the course of an average marriage. If you have to deal with someone’s snoring every night, encourage him or her at least to take some steps to stop or reduce it.

Snoring sound levels can hit such a pitch that no one else in the house sleeps well. If that happens night after night, tempers can fray, and it will have a serious effect on your day – affecting everything that you do. We all know it’s the cause of thousands of failed marriages, ranking third on the list after only ‘playing away’ and financial stresses. It’s a serious area.

Our regular site contributors have often written to tell us of the panic station situations that they experienced before sleepPro brought bliss back to their various relationships.

They had tried everything to no avail and here are a few of the more imaginative, if unsuccessful, examples of what they tried.

  • Roll them onto their side – without them falling out of bed
  • Fast a hard object up the pack of their pyjama jacket to stop them lying on their back at any time
  • Create some home-made earplugs from the foamy type of material that is used in cigarette tips
  • Listen to music with the earphones from your-Pod or similar
  • Place a fan next to the bed but don’t catch cold or get a stiff neck
  • Build a tent over them to help soundproof the loud snoring sounds

The list of more drastic measures included moving to a different room, asking your partner to enroll for Sleep Therapy, or both of you attending Marriage Counselling Classes. Finally, dangerously, taking an excess of Non-prescription drugs.

The situation can be pretty serious on the whole as you can imagine but nothing to actually stop you snoring for long, if at all.

The only real solution to the sound of loud snoring is to follow good medical advice and attack the cause and not the symptom. A sleepPro mouthpiece will help you to do this and be assured because the National Health Service and Doctors and Dentists recommend them everywhere.

Nevertheless always make sure to raise your snoring problems with your doctor. Keep him informed.

By John Redfern

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The Bedroom Wars

Not a book review I’m afraid but I think it would make a great title for a Hollywood Rom-Com. And what a story it would be. Maybe you’re in the trenches for this one because it certainly seems to be a bigger, and sometimes more amusing, and widespread scenario than we realize.

Would our blockbuster film be Pretty Woman, Knocked Up, or When Harry met Sally in its style. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, What Women Want, or especially While you were Sleeping leap out as the most appropriate titles for this movie, but sadly, they’ve already been used by this popular genre.

As part of Stop Snoring Week researchers have shed light on a whole host of annoyances that British couples face when they’re between the sheets, with nabbing the duvet emerging as the biggest bone of contention by far.

According to this month-old survey, an average couple bicker in the bedroom 167 times a year. One in ten couples claim to have an argument over the nightly affliction at least twice a week – with well over half of the respondents blaming men as the worst culprits for snoring.

However 39 per cent said both sexes were as bad as each other, according to the poll that was conducted on behalf of hotel chain Premier Inn to coincide with National Snoring Week.

Besides yanking the duvet from each other during the night, the second reason for a night-time squabble is the age-old of problem of snoring. Not quite so easy to resolve as changing the double duvet to a King Size.

Other major bedroom disputes include whingeing about being too hot, allowing the kids to sleep in the bed and not being ‘in the mood’.

“Our research shows most of the arguments that British couples have in the bedroom are down to habits that are very easy to resolve as a relationship develops,” states Claire Haigh, of Premier Inn. She then goes on to say:

“We conducted this research to coincide with National Stop Snoring Week and the findings discovered that a lot of people are seriously affected by snoring and hogging the duvet.

“People suffer from snoring to varying degrees and the research shows how something like snoring can impact on our day to day lives especially if one person in the relationship is missing out on much needed sleep.”

The poll also revealed that the average individual in a relationship is disturbed nearly twice a week by their partners snoring, but one night a week they even wake themselves up with their own heavy breathing.

The survey took into consideration 2,000 people all of whom are in a relationship. Of those exactly half said that their partner snored.

Other issues that lead to disagreements in the boudoir include allowing children to sleep in the marital bed and venturing on to the wrong side.
Being touched by freezing cold feet is also likely to cause tension because of the bedroom being too chilly. The time at which couples go to bed, leaving lights on just for one of them to read and leaving drinks on the bedside table were also likely to trigger the problem.

What a film plot it could be; Bridget Jones beware. In fact what a great sequel this could be for the married Bridget and ‘Mr D’Arcy”, a piece of typecasting that Colin Firth will never lose for years, and may not wish to.

I can see it now as Bridget and the Bedroom Wars – a Box Office sensation.

At the end of the day though, the conclusions of the research are simple.

All these are things that can be so easily resolved with a little more care, thought and consideration. The snoring too is hardly a problem with the ready availability today of simple to use, NHS recommended mouthpieces, such as SleepPro offer for a few pounds. What a wise investment this would prove to be for anyone caring about their health and relationship, – and it’s so much cheaper than divorce.

Look out for the sequel – Snore and Peace – with its long years of romantic bliss and contentment.

By John Redfern


Earplugs for relief from Snoring

‘Relief from snoring by using earplugs’ is an advertising headline that I see regularly on various shopping sites around the internet and the statement always triggers a number questions for me:

First, which of the two persons sharing the bedroom gets the relief?

Second, is this an interim measure or a last resort?

Third, will you still hear the fire or smoke alarm or your alarm call?

Last, and most important, why not eliminate the problem instead?

I can understand perfectly well how difficult it is to have marital harmony, let alone a good night’s sleep, if you’re the partner of someone who snores very loudly. Snoring is, after all, one of the biggest causes of divorce, which may sound incredible but is absolutely true; it ranks third only after Infidelity and financial problems as the primary cause. So Beware!

I read recently that couples fight in the bedroom an average of 167 times a year – mostly for the covers I may add – but 10% of couples claim to fight about snoring at least twice a week, with men of course being the main culprits. So maybe, earplugs will soon rank alongside beautiful lingerie as must have and fashionable attire for the boudoir – but I think not.

I always wonder if snorers who are single, and not married or with a partner, ever use earplugs? And if so, why bother? It reminds me a little bit of that old psychology test question “If a tree falls in the forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound.” Some say the answer is that nobody knows. Others say that it could be either Yes or No. However in this case the answer is definitely:  “Yes of course there is – just ask the neighbours.”

I was amused to hear a story from a friend who went away last year on a European Camping holiday in France with his family, and he told me that they were issued a few sets of foam earplugs free of charge as part of their Reception Welcome Pack. That’s certainly a first! At home he works at a Factory where there is constant noise of machinery and he said that he wished he’d taken his Ear Defenders with him. For those who don’t know about Ear Defenders they’re like stereo earphones and available in all the DIY and Power Tool shops. Health and Safety insist upon them. You may have seen the tractor drivers wearing them. Apparently my friend’s children used the headsets from their ipods. What a fun place for a holiday!

Fun apart, at the end of the day, the only real relief from Snoring in this type of situation will come if you attack the problem and treat it – and not just try to cover it up or pretend it’s not happening. Snoring is a harmful habit that can ruin not only the sleep of others but also your own. It significantly affects the snorer’s energy levels and that of your distressed partner too.

Many people snore because their breathing is impaired because of weak throat tissues and jaw constrictions and the best answer is a mouthpiece that adjusts the position of the jaw and opens the airway. The result is no more snoring and it’s immediate. A dental mouthpiece or MAD (Mandibular Adjustment Device) – what a smart marketing term – is easy to obtain, simple to use, inexpensive and recommended by the NHS and Dentists.

It’s not Rocket Science – but it is just what the Doctor ordered.

By John Redfern

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Stop Snoring – Naturally

A friend asked me the other day how to stop snoring “naturally” without any help from mouthguards or other items that a GP or Dentist might recommend them to use. My immediate and only answer to him was that ‘Naturally it’s very difficult’. I’m sure he understood fully what I meant.

Any Doctor or Dentist, if consulted about excessively loud snoring will adopt the very same viewpoints with their patients. It’s just like buying a property. There are only three things that are important. In this case it’s Lifestyle, Lifestyle, and Lifestyle.

It’s important to remember that we produce the sound of snoring due to the vibration of the skin in the throat or the mouth when air is forced through it during sleep; just like blowing a reed instrument really. The passage of air causes vibration that produces a sound – and usually a loud one – called a snore – and that is the problem that has to be resolved by tautening the loose tissue in these areas. That can take a long time.

The next questions of course are how did this happen to us and how do we fix it?

We’ll start by answering the ‘fix it’ part of the question because that will tell us a great deal about how it happened.  The main advice you will receive if you want to stop snoring “naturally” is something like the following very unpopular set of instructions.

Quit smoking, drink a lot less, particularly late at night, and lose weight. What pleasures will there be left for us all if we don’t do as we’re instructed. We will finish up either shattered through a serious lack of good sleep, or divorced – and sometimes both.

But of course it can be done. Take the natural route to stopping snoring and sign up now for Weightwatchers, Alcoholics Anonymous and enrol in ASH. What joy our lives will be.

To be serious however it’s important to work on our lifestyle for lots of very important reasons, and not just the reduction in the problem of snoring. But at the same time it’s a long hard road and a little help along the way will not hurt. The first thing your GP or Dentist will recommend is this more sensibly balanced approach to your health, but they will also probably recommend a little help while you’re waiting for the results of your very hard-earned new healthy image to kick in.

Most NHS Sleep Centres or Clinics will recommend that you try a mouth guard, or MAD, to give its correct title, a Mandibular Advancement Device. I suggest you stick with dental mouth guard or mouthpiece. It’s much harder to get the correct title out of your mouth than it is to put this simple item in there.

They’re easy to use, very low cost and have an excellent proven record of success for most snorers, which is why they are recommended. They’re safe, unlike surgery, and simple and pretty comfortable to use, unlike CPAP oxygen intake systems.

It’s really just like the Meerkat says in those TV commercials for insurance – Simple!

By John Redfern

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Anti-snoring Mouthguards

There are numerous names for these devices that in many cases prevent loud snoring.

Amongst them are mouthguard, mouthpiece, jaw retainer, tongue repositioner or advancer, splint, or to give the correct medical term – a Mandibular Advancement Device or MAD. Put simply, it is a dental mouthpiece that will slightly adjust the position of the lower jaw to ensure that the sleeper has a clear airway; which of course restricts snoring.

Mouthguards are generally regarded as the most effective simple solution to the problem of snoring, which in some cases can be a serious danger to your health, particularly if you suffer from sleep apnea with its many possible and dangerous side effects.

The dental mouthguard is a simple, low-cost solution that is easily accessible for all, and as a consequence of this it is the first line of treatment that any NHS Sleep Clinic, General Practitioner or Dentist will recommend. At a cost of only £30 or so, or even £20 each if you buy the double pack version, it is easily attainable as a solution to snoring by everyone. The benefits by comparison are incredible. We all know how much a good night’s sleep is worth – and certainly our partners do.

The sleepPro Standard is a prime example of a high quality dental mouthguard. It is made in the UK by a British company and from specialist materials that cause it to adapt to the shape of your mouth for comfort and fit. For any person that snores, and here we are talking around 40% of the population, it’s a natural first step to take.

It’s a far more successful and better approach to the problem than the dubious array of non-recommended products such as acupuncture style snore rings, nasal breathing strips, chinstraps and the many other supposed anti-snoring devices that have proliferated across the last few years. And of course it’s less problematic than using overnight oxygen systems and masks, which many people can’t adjust to, and definitely safer than oral surgery, which, after all, is never without its dangers and should only ever be a last resort.

Of course, keeping your weight down, stopping smoking and not drinking alcohol to excess, along with regular exercise all contribute greatly to a healthy lifestyle and every GP will tell you that this is the route to take. And they are right.

However that won’t stop you snoring overnight – but a sleepPro mouthpiece can.

Start with the standard product, and when you find that it’s worked for you, upgrade to a Custom version that’s tailored to fit your mouth precisely and is a little lighter to wear. This is also perhaps the route to prefer if you have any dental alignment problems that may trouble you with a standard version.

Sleep tight.

By John Redfern


Snoring Treatments – the choices

Ahead of National Stop Snoring Week – which begins on 23 April 2012 perhaps it’s probably time to dispel some of the myths surrounding snoring and look at how to get to the bottom of a real problem which affects around 40% of the UK population at one time or another.

Firstly you should try out the basic ways to stop Snoring

It’s true that shedding some of that excess weight, ditching cigarettes and alcohol and reducing the consumption of spicy foods and dairy products can all lower the likelihood of a person snoring. Investing in a good pillow that is not too large, not too soft and getting rid of any second pillow may also help, as will trying to sleep on your side rather than on your back. However, just how far these simple diet and lifestyle changes will go will really depend on the seriousness of the problem, and without getting to the real root of the problem, you will never banish snoring for good.

You also need to rule out sleep apnoea.

Sleep apnoea is a disorder where people stop breathing periodically when they sleep; a condition that affects around three million people in Britain, with many more undiagnosed cases. In the most severe cases the sufferer can stop breathing 30 times or more in an hour, with each pause lasting several seconds or even a few minutes.

Research released this week revealed that people with snoring-related apnoea are more likely to develop deep vein thrombosis. While there is no known cure for sleep apnoea, it should always be brought to the attention of your GP as the condition can be managed and controlled. It might be as simple as wearing a simple mouthpiece to help your breathing at night. There is then the more complex treatment using a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device that the NHS is able to provide. This latter method doesn’t suit everyone as they find it really dries the throat.

Dig a little deeper and take good advice

Making sure that you consult your GP if you have a problem with snoring is a good first step. The reason why snoring occurs varies and until you know and understand the ‘category’ of snorer that you are, any treatment you invest in may prove to be simply a waste of money.

They will advise you to try simple, cost-effective, and medically recommended routes first. They’re simple to obtain and inexpensive to try. A good mouthpiece, or mandibular splint such as the sleepPro Standard will only cost you around £30 – and that could be the end of the snoring problem – and for many people it is.

If you need more specialist advice, an ENT specialist will be able to tell you whether you fall into the nose, throat, palate or a ‘combination’ snoring category. You will then be in a better position to manage and treat the symptoms. Effective diagnosis will also stop you from investing money in the vast range of over-the-counter products that are probably quite inappropriate for your condition.

Keep it simple and stay with the proven and medically approved route. Take advice from your GP or Dentist and adjust your lifestyle. Try the type of mouthpiece recommended by the NHS. If all that fails then there are the more complex and expensive solutions of CPAP or Surgery.

By John Redfern

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We live in a ‘Can’t Sleep Society’ – but there are solutions out there.

Why are so many people having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Well perhaps you only have to count up the number of ways that contribute to this huge, ever-growing problem:

  • We are over-caffeinated (coffee, soft drinks, energy drinks, and snacks) and we are over-medicated (prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including all alcohol), and this is wreaking havoc with our regular slumber patterns.
  • We are over-wired (video games, Web browsing, social media, texting) and overstressed (money, work, relationships, overloaded schedules), all things that are making us too restless to doze off when we should.
  • We are overworked (longer hours, night shifts that are incompatible with our biological clocks) and overweight (perhaps this is a chicken-or-egg situation as studies have found that one leads very much to the other).

On top of all this so many people seem to have such intense social pressures in their lives.

We seem recently to have raised sleep deprivation almost to the level of a badge of honour. Late nights, early mornings – we’ve got to the stage where we’re actually boasting about it.

The effects of all this however might outnumber the causes, and they are hardly as benign as many of us might think them to be. It has been clearly proved that any degree of sleep deprivation will seriously impair our performance levels – whether it’s behind the wheel of a vehicle, in the classroom or in the workplace. A leading Sleep Scientist stated only this week that the major incidents such as the Bhopal Disaster, Challenger, Exxon Valdez and Three Mile Island  “are all officially attributed to problems from sleep deprivation. But the biggest risk of sleep deprivation by far is car crashes.”

On the basis of this, there’s no real wonder that we are seeing such a dramatic growth in both private and state-run sleep centres and clinics, not just here in the UK, but everywhere.

We need to remember that most normal adults need to have from seven to nine hours of sleep every single night to function properly and most of the insomnia victims amongst us have trouble falling or staying asleep even in a setting which has adequate conditions for sleep. This sleep deprivation is mostly caused by behavioral or situational factors that curtail the ability to get enough sleep time for us.

Remember this simple fact.

Anyone who uses an alarm clock is by definition sleep-deprived because if the brain had got the amount of sleep it wanted, you would have woken up before the alarm went off.

Some of the worrying effects of lack of sleep on our health

  • With sleep deprivation, some glucose metabolism problems can lead on to diabetes, and if it does, a consequence of this could sometimes be heart disease and stroke.
  • With insomnia, there is no evidence of long-term physical problems or links to other diseases. But insomnia results in a much poorer quality of life and regular work absences and it can lead to depression.
  • With sleep apnea there is evidence emerging that it can also lead to hypertension, heart problems and a higher risk of strokes.

What are the solutions?

Good sleep ‘hygiene’ can improve or even resolve insomnia. Avoid late eating and drinking, keep the bedroom cool and dark and try to ‘chill out’ before bedtime. You’re setting the scene for a better night’s sleep with all the right conditions.

Sensible naps at the right time can help – particularly ‘power naps’ of 30 minutes or less, when you’re finding that you just can’t stay awake, or even when you’re heading out for one of those late-night events. Many business executives take a power nap at lunchtime.

Make sure to see your doctor if you’ve had difficulty in falling and staying asleep and this problem lasts for more than a week. Or if you snore, causing you to wake up frequently and then feel sleepy during the day, cut out or reduce the snoring problem by using a medically recommended mouthpiece, such as sleepPro, that will help your breathing when you sleep and contribute to a great night’s sleep.

Finally anyone with the more serious sleep apnea symptoms should seek some medical advice as soon as possible. Talk to your GP who’ll be glad to advise you about the problem.

By John Redfern

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How to Prevent Snoring

Whilst reading a few articles and comments on the internet the other day I started to notice that there are so many different ways recommended to prevent snoring that the average sufferer, and that’s about 40% of us, must be pretty confused.

One or two of the recommendations, such as not eating dairy products before bedtime and giving up chocolate, cake, and pizza, left me utterly baffled, so I don’t think I’ll try those! However, there
was one particular lady who said she had found the perfect cure for loud snoring and those awful incessant sleepless nights – she divorced her husband. Well, it does happen a lot you know.

The main routes to prevent snoring however are very clearly established by the medical and dental professionals who are experts in this matter; the NHS even has Sleep Centres because this really has become such a big problem today – even for small children now.

There are sometimes of course some well-known underlying causes and it’s on that area that your GP will focus; if you’re overweight, drink a little too much alcohol, don’t exercise enough, or you smoke, then that will be the obvious starting point as these can all be major contributing factors.

To prevent snoring it must be pretty obvious to all of us that healthy living is important – and not just to prevent snoring. If the problem of snoring persists, and there are numerous anatomical reasons for this that are connected with our airways being clear, then our GP’s and Dentists have a very short list of recommendations.

A simple cost-effective method such as a dental mouthpiece is always top of their list. It’s easy to obtain, costs very little, and is without risk. This makes it the very first thing to try in order to help prevent snoring. After all, the other options involve more complex routes, and even risk. The next stage would then be CPAP that involves a nightly oxygen supply via mask or tube, and then, last of all, some form of surgery – and that is very much the last resort.

I went as far as jotting down a list of these so-called recommendations and thought it made such interesting reading that I’ve listed them below in groups for you to see. I’ll leave you to form your own conclusions but there’s only one sensible way forward that I can see that will bring results.

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Medically Recommended

Mandibular advancement device / mouthpiece (sleepPro)

CPAP

Surgery

Lifestyle Group

Exercise and lose weight

Drink less alcohol

Stop smoking

Sleep Posture Products

Use higher pillows

Use two pillows

Sleep on your side

Food and drink based ideas

Stay away from calorie-rich food

Don’t eat Chocolate, Cake of Pizza

Don’t eat Fairy products before bedtime

Don’t eat Ice Cream or drink Milk

Herbal Infusions

Home remedires and all the rest of the ideas people suggest that may help you stop snoring.

Train to breathe through your nose

Do throat exercises

Blow your nose and spray salt solution

Fasten a tennis ball in the back of your pyjamas to stop you sleeing on your back

Do not take medication at night

Products on general sale

Nasal strips

Rings

Chinstraps

Oral strips

Throat sprays

Nose clips

Nasal pins

Sinus rinse

Snore alarms

Magnetic Therapy

Use a humidifier in the bedroom

Mouthpiece
Drink less Alcohol                CPAP
Stop Smoking                    Surgery

By John Redfern


Can Snoring be cured by Surgery? Do we really need to go to this extreme?

Some people say that surgery for snoring or sleep apnoea should never be done and others say it’s
better than any other cure. So whom should you believe?

Well, I read an interesting report this week from one of America’s leading ear, nose and throat
specialists who discussed this prickly subject thoroughly after doing years of research with hospitals
and the specialist ‘sleep doctors’ who seem to abound in the USA. The author acts as one of the
leading educators of doctors and medical students in connection with innovative surgical procedures
for sleep apnoea. So he probably knows the subject better than most and is worth listening to.

What was interesting to hear from a man making his living from surgery, and I must admit surprising,
was that in his opinion it should be the very last resort to cure snoring problems, however serious
they may be. He refers to other contributory factors of which we’re all aware; obesity, eating late at
night, enjoying a few drinks too many but then goes on to make a very clear statement.

“Before you even consider surgery, you should seriously consider trying at least one or both of the
two other standard treatment options, which include CPAP and dental devices.”

He continues by saying that the only condition that can stop you benefiting from these two options
is nasal congestion; and once that problem is solved, and you can breathe better through your nose,
the chances that you’ll do well with CPAP or a dental device/mouthpiece increases significantly. They
are described as excellent options to explore before having invasive and possibly dangerous surgery.

We’re all aware that snoring is a serious and widespread condition but it can often be stopped, or
certainly improved upon, without drastic and expensive surgery. That is definitely a medical opinion.
Any Doctor or Dentist will advise you to firstly focus on contributory lifestyle factors, and also to try
simple, low-cost, proven techniques first.

That’s where a mouthpiece comes into it’s own. It’s easy to get one and you’ll hardly be spending
a fortune as the leading recommended standard products are made here in the UK and can be
purchased for as little as £30. That certainly seems a pretty cheap solution to what can be a serious
problem. CPAP machines are more expensive of course and a lot of people find it difficult to wear the
breathing mask for such a long period of time. If you’re not sure what to do about a snoring problem
then remember that you can always get advice from your dental or medical practice.

At the end of the day any sort of surgery is a major step and if it can be avoided, it should be. There is
always risk with any surgery, there’s often discomfort, and there’s certainly a hefty price tag.

In conclusion, try something safer, cheaper and easier before even considering surgery. As we’re
often told – it’s the simple things that work best.

By John Redfern

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