Find Your Snoring Treatment

sleep disorders

There are several causes of snoring.  Something as simple as the common cold can cause enough nasal congestion to create the loudest snoring during sleep, driving spouses and family members into quieter surroundings in order to get some sleep.  Sometimes even the position you sleep in can cause temporary snoring.  But if the cause of your snoring is not the common cold, and is persistent no matter what position you sleep in, it is time to discover its cause and find a treatment.

Not only does your snoring disturb the sleep of others, but it also disturbs yours.  There are times that the noises you make, or even a cessation of breathing, will wake you up and you have to find a different position in which to sleep comfortably.  The cause of your snoring should be your biggest concern, since there are conditions that can be dangerous to your health.  There is a broad spectrum of conditions including snoring, sleep apnea (SA), and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) that are all categorized under the term of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).  A study has shown that conditions such as these can have socioeconomic consequences as well as an effect on your personal life.

It is important to consult with your doctor in finding your snoring cause as well as a possible cure.  There are many treatments available, and sometimes just using a simple mouthpiece that moves your lower jaw forward during sleep can be your cure.  Other people need a Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP)  machine in order to keep their airways open while they sleep, while others may need surgical intervention.  But is important to find the source of your snoring before a treatment is sought.  You could incur costs that are not necessary if your are trying to self-treat your snoring problem, so find your snoring cure the right way.

If you have ever had to visit a sleep study lab in order to find your snoring treatment, please feel free to share your experiences here.  Was your experience a positive one, and what is your snoring treatment?