Can’t sleep because your partner snores? A snoring appliance could help
Just about everyone snores once in a while. For many, snoring isn’t really a problem; in fact, they don’t even know they’re doing it. However, for a good many snorers, it can destroy a peaceful happy life, to say nothing of a peaceful, happy marriage. Snoring has been known to turn a compatible union into a two-bedroom existence.
What causes snoring?
When air doesn’t move easily through your mouth and nose when you are asleep, air vibrates through your restricted airways causing the noise.
A restricted airway can be caused by:
- too-narrow air passages
- sinus or nasal problems
- being overweight
- too much alcohol before bed
- sleeping on your back
If you snore with a closed mouth, your problem may be with your tongue. If you snore with your mouth open, tissues in your throat may be at fault.
Snoring may also be caused by sleep apnea, a medical condition that involves heavy breathing interrupted by breathing pauses that may last several seconds to minutes. Serious problems, such as high blood pressure or heart disease, can occur if this condition is not treated. Treatment generally involves continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), snoring devices and, in some more severe cases, surgery.
Is there a way to stop snoring?
Losing weight, sleeping on your side, quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol near bedtime, and sticking to regular sleep patterns can all help to alleviate snoring.
If none of those things reduce your snoring, a snoring appliance may help. The anti-snoring mouthpiece is worn while you sleep. It helps to keep your your jaw, moth and tongue in proper alignment to create an more open airway and stop the vibrations that cause the noise.
Get back to sleep!
Most of us spend about one-third of our lives asleep. If snoring or sleep apnea is making that one-third a troubled experience for you or someone you love, we’d like you to know there are treatments that can help.
If you would like to learn more about snoring or sleep apnea, please download my free e-book.