Snoring can have a huge impact on relationships with many couples sleeping in separate bedrooms. Many people also go to the expense of booking separate rooms when travelling.
Snoring is a sign of airway obstruction and can be associated with a medical condition called sleep apnoea, which could also be affecting your health leading to hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.
Reducing or removing snoring will not only decrease your risk of serious medical conditions such as heart disease and stroke, but it can also improve your relationships and the sleep of those close to you.
Oral appliances are now universally regarded as the best available treatment for snoring and a frontline treatment sleep apnoea. Oral appliances are worn during sleep and work by holding the jaw slightly forward, so the tongue and tissues at the back of the throat are no longer collapsing into the passage of airflow.
Read more about oral appliances.
CPAP is also regarded as an alternative treatment for sleep apnoea, which works by delivering air under pressure to keep the airways open.
There are other treatments offered on the internet and in stores which include unfitted ‘Boil and Bite’ devices, nasal strips, sprays, pillows, rings and the buteyko breathing technique. These methods are unproven, are generally regarded as ineffective, and not recommended by sleep physicians.