The best way to treat a snoring problem is first to find out why you or your partner are snoring. All snoring problems can be treated and it is best to find out what the snoring problem is before you invest in any treatment. After reading this article you should be able to understand the different types of snoring approaches and give you a solution to snoring.
All recommendations should be given through a physician or a sleep clinic. Different type of snorers requires different types of treatment. Below are the types of treatment available. Now note that some absolutely require a physician’s recommendation while others you can just buy over the counter or from the manufacture.
Solution to Snoring and your options:
Dental Appliances – called mandibular advancement splint which advance the lower jaw slightly and thereby pull the tongue forward, and are a common mode of treatment for snoring. Typically,a dentist specializing in sleep apnea dentistry is consulted.
Chin Straps – if you find your jaw opens when you sleep an alternative may be to use a chin strap. Research has shown that a jaw supporter (worn during sleep time) that keeps the lower jaw in an upward position reduces air going through and decreases vibration.
CPAP Machines – for sleep apnea. CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines keep the airway open by pumping a controlled steam of air through a flexible hose to a mask worn over the nose and mouth, or both. This machine is about the size of a shoebox and is supplied by prescription by a physician. Sleep apnea is a very dangerous condition and should be addressed as such.
The Pillar Procedure – The Pillar Procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. This procedure is performed by inserting three to six strips into the soft palate, and uses local anesthetic.
Pharmacological Treatments are used by some physicians and have shown excellent results in the treatment of snoring.
Natural Remedies is a category of its own and is a combination of all kinds of treatments including jaw exercises and changing some habits. These could include stop smoking, weight loss, and allergies. Also in this class are nasal strips, nasal sprays, and sleeping pillows to keep you from sleeping on your back.
As you can see the treatment and solution to snoring varies from person to person. The only way to determine what treatment is right for you are by testing. But at least by educating yourself on the different types of treatments you can then go forward with a solution.