Snoring to some people might seem like a trivial problem or even a bit of a joke. However, if you consider the potential for damage that it can bring to both your personal and professional relationships and the major risks it has been proved to pose to your health and ultimately to your life, you might not think it is quite so trivial a matter after all.
Once you have finally recognized and accepted that you have a serious snoring problem, you should automatically seek medical help. Consult your General Practitioner who will help you to figure out the exact cause of your snoring problem. That is the only way you can come up with an effective solution to get to the root of this widespread condition. Upon accurate medical identification of the actual cause, you can then start evaluating your real options on how to find cures for snoring – and these can be right ones – that keep your health intact.
There are a number of health and surgical treatments and major procedures that are designed to help you stop snoring. Often, as with CPAC, they will employ the use of pressure machines, items of dental equipment and other tools, and some recommendations will even go as far as undergoing implants and surgery on either the tonsils and adenoid – or both.
But these are extremes. Before any of this is considered however, you should look into the other alternative snoring cures. They just might be as effective without costing you a lot of money or exposing you to the risk of future complications brought about by various side effects from drugs and medication.
If you start to look around you will find that there are plenty of stop snoring aids and anti-snoring devices available. The Internet ‘Shops’ are full of them but be careful of your choice. For supposed ‘quick snore relief’ you’ll be recommended to use nasal sprays, sinus rinses or nasal strips, a wide range of oral hygiene products and even anti-snoring rings which are somehow related to acupuncture. The list is endless and ever expanding – but perhaps ‘Not what the Doctor ordered’.
Some routes are medically approved and endorsed by the medical and dental profession and these products have been extensively researched and tested.
And there are other cheap ways too using chin straps that fit over the head and these will ensure that your head and neck are positioned rightly so, letting oxygen move through freely through your air passages, thus preventing snoring.
The most widely recommended products that are both inexpensive and simple to use are the dental mouthpieces. Regularly recommended by the NHS they are less obvious and intrusive and certainly not a ‘passion killer’ as some of the other items may be. This type of MAD – Mandibular Advancement Device – repositions the jaw and tongue and improves your breathing and the passage of air significantly.
For anyone to cure their snoring problem, a certain level of commitment and dedication is required so make sure you stick to your recommended product – and make sure that you keep your doctor or dentist in touch.
By John Redfern