What is snoring?
Snoring is sound made by the vibration of tissues in the mouth, nose and throat during breathing, usually whilst asleep. It is an involuntary process and cannot be cured, although there exist many treatments which may bring relief for come sufferers.
Snoring may be laughed out by people who don't have to sleep with sufferers, but it can be a real problem, causing a deleterious effect on relationships.
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring can have a number of causes, including:
How Can I Stop Snoring?
Ideally, you will need to find the cause of your snoring and eliminate it. For example, if you have small nostrils or nostrils that collapse inwards easily, a nasal dilator such as Breathe EZ may bring relief. If the reasons that you snore are related to your tongue or breathing through your mouth, a mouth piece "Mandibular Device" may bring relief.
If you are overweight it would be a good idea to lose weight, not only to reduce or eliminate your snoring problem, but also to aid your health in general.
What are the latest medical treatments for snoring?
The latest treatments include:
If you are interested in any of the above three procedures, you can get a free consultation at The Private Clinic, a private clinic registered with the Healthcare Commission with branches in London's Harley Street and Manchester. They also have treatments available for sleep apnea.
What is sleep apnea (sometimes spelt apnoea)?
Sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder where breathing is interrupted whilst you are asleep. The interuption in breathing can last for up to 10 seconds and is rarely caused by a sluggish respiratory system, but more frequently caused by an obstruction in the soft tissues.
Symptoms of sleep apnea include not feeling refreshed when you wake up, tiredness during the day, headaches and a lack of concentration - i.e. the symptoms of not having sufficient sleep.
Where Can I Find Further Information?
Further information on both snoring and sleep apnea (stopping breathing whilst asleep) can be found on the BBC web site.
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