A snoring problem may well be slight and not hazardous to your overall well being but snoring can also be a sign of a more critical health situation like sleep apnea and other persistent conditions.
30 per cent of all those engaged in full time employment reported getting less than six hours of sleep a night in a recent study.
It gets worse. A study by the National Sleep Foundation found that 44 per cent of those aged 55 to 84 have one or more bouts of insomnia at least a few nights per week. Insomnia can be chronic, lasting a month or more, or acute, lasting just a few days or weeks. Most insomnia is related to another medical or psychiatric issue.
Whatever the cause, the resulting sleeplessness means people just aren’t resting enough and this is a problem that can endanger their health.
It has been proved countless times in major research studies in the UK and worldwide that severe snoring, if ignored, or untreated sleep apnoea, for example, causes increased blood pressure, hypertension, stroke, depression and mortality.
The answer is to seek medical help and treatment for your snoring problem as soon as possible. Do not neglect it because it rarely goes away and can lead on to serious health problems.
There are numerous easily accessible and inexpensive aids in the marketplace to help cure snoring problems but you must make sure that you take medical advice from your Doctor or Dentist. Although there are many supposed remedies very few are recommended or approved by the NHS in the United Kingdom.
Of course snoring spans all age groups and genders – men, women, babies, teenagers, adults and also the aged.
If you think have tried everything, but still seem to suffer from snoring, don’t give up.
Before turning to surgery, consider shopping for anti-snore devices. These products do not typically require a prescription, are economically priced and may just be the answer that you are looking for. However, as is the case when shopping for anything, there are a lot of anti-snore devices out there and knowing what to look for will make your selection process a lot easier.
So here are a number of useful tips to help you:
Read the packaging, or information, carefully. Is the product recommended or approved medically by an authoritative qualified organisation? If you see that the product is, in fact, NHS recommended, then you know that it is a quality anti-snore device. For example, the range of Dental Mouthpieces that are produced by British companies such as Sleeppro. These are fully recommended. And have been proven to be effective, so you know you are getting value for your money.
Is the product safe? If the label doesn’t feature any product warnings, then look at the features and ask yourself if you think it looks safe for you. There is simply no reason to consider a product with safety warnings. While you are asleep, how much attention can you be paying to the safety of anti-snore devices? A good anti-snore device will protect you while you sleep and not cause additional need for concern.
Take a moment to consider if this is one of the anti-snore devices that appears comfortable. Among the things to consider are its design and materials. For instance, Sleeppro produce a range of alternatives ranging from the standard mouthpiece through to fully custom fitted devices. In addition they are about to market their new product – a very useful new mouthpiece that you can self adjust for comfort. With this product, the snoring sufferer wont have to worry about tossing and turning in discomfort. Comfort is key and is a must-have to avoid further sleep deprivation.
Affordability is also a factor. Take some time to think about the cost of the item and its qualities. The majority of anti-snore devices are affordable, but others can be very costly. Before spending large amounts of money on anything, ask yourself if there is a more affordable product can produce the same results. Some products are fully guaranteed, particularly if made and marketed by British companies, and even offer a 30-day money back satisfaction clause.
Make sure you check them out for value and performance – a good night’s sleep and avoiding dangerous health conditions make it both important and worthwhile.
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By John Redfern