Snoring Treatment

Snoring TreatmentDo you snore or are you living with a person who keeps you awake by his or her  snoring? Either way, you should know that there is snoring treatment available and that it there are three main options out there: home treatment, snoring surgery and snoring medications.

One can use one or several of the stop snoring devices which are on the market. There are anti snoring pillows, chin straps and mouthpieces which are all designed to be used by snorers. While these snoring devices can help a person stop snoring, they do nothing to get to the cause of the problem so that the person can stop snoring forever. Let's have a look at the three main stop snoring treatment options, shall we?

Home Snoring Treatments

Snoring Treatment - Lose weightMost people who snore typically try treating their problem at home. Based on the causes of snoring it may be really easy to find the proper treatments. This can include losing weight as many overweight people snore due to having too much tissue in the throat and neck regions. Another home treatment for snoring is limiting the consumption of alcohol and medications one ingests. If you drink excessively, you may snore as your throat muscles relax and if you are taking sleep medications or tranquilizers, the same thing may occur.

Just going to bed at a decent hour may be a treatment for snoring that works for you. If you are always exhausted when you go to bed, you may end up sleeping on your back and snoring. Speaking of sleeping on your back, one of the most commonly used snoring treatments is using a stop snoring pillow which forces you to sleep on your side.

If you have allergies, you may find it difficult to breathe normally. This can lead to snoring. Stop storing strips which you place on the bridge of your nose may be a snoring treatment for you if you're allergic to something or if you have a cold.  However, you really should see your doctor to address your condition as there may be medications you can take to relieve your allergy symptoms.

Snoring Surgery

Snoring Treatment - SurgerySurgery for a snoring problem is not commonly used. In fact, it is only considered by doctors if the snoring problem a patient has is very severe and when other treatments have failed to work. In the typical snoring surgery, soft tissue in the throat is removed to open the airway. The surgery often involve taking out the tonsils or adenoids. If it has been found that the snorer has a deviated septum, this can be corrected surgically as well. Sometimes a person snores because he or she has nasal polyps which are blocking the passage of air. These polyps can easily be surgically removed.

The advantages of snoring surgery is that it could result in the snorer never snoring again. The disadvantages are the high cost, the risk of complications and/or infections and even death as no surgical procedure is 100% risk free.

Snoring Medications

Snoring DecongestantCertain medications can be used for treatment of snoring. Medicine can help to prevent or reduce how much a person snores when the snoring is caused by nasal congestion brought on by colds or allergies. Decongestants can be used to open the airways which may help eliminate snoring. The advantages offered by medications is that they can completely stop a person from snoring. The disadvantages to medications are side effects and cost.

Best Treatment for Snoring

Of the three main snoring treatment options, the home treatment route is probably the best way to go. This is because you can do something as simple as changing the way you sleep, losing weight, cutting alcohol from your diet or by purchasing a stop snoring device to help you with your snoring problem. You also can make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your snoring problem so that you can get to the bottom of why you snore in the first place. The best type of doctor to see about snoring is an ear, nose and throat specialist, but you can start by visiting your family physician. If he or she deems it necessary, he/she can refer you to a specialist.

Sidebar Content

- heavy snorers are 3 times more likely prone to suffer from adverse health conditions than people that do not have snoring problem

- partners of heavy snorers tend to visit their doctor much more frequently than partners of non snoring people

- people who are snoring regularly are five times more likely to develop health conditions as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol level. heart disease or stroke