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What Truly Creates Snoring?

Oct 24, 2012

 

What Truly Creates Snoring Relief


It is not unusual if you have already tried a couple of stop snoring devices and products to no avail. This does not point out that such products don't work, its just that "misdiagnosis" of the root cause may qualify us to certain solutions that were not fit for the condition in the first place.

We most commonly go for easy solutions, forgetting that oaks don't grow overnight. In the same way, we have to initiate efforts that are often life-changing. It may feel awkward to breathe through your nostrils during the night when for long time, you have been practicing mouth breathing. Or you may not find lifestyle changes if you have already learned to love smoking or alcohol. But you see, nothing comes out easy. We often have to toil for things to come into their own places before we expect some things to happen.

You may have already considered taking surgeries, medications and dental implants. Well, it will always be a matter of preference and no one should restrict you from getting the benefits in the process. However, these options often let you spend big time. Add to this the fact that surgeries are often elective and not covered by insurance policies.

There is no fixed way of dealing with snoring though. It is more or less a matter of trial and error before you can actually arrive to a possible treatment or cure of your condition. However, if we are to look at the bigger picture of things, applying the various tips that we often hear from snorers who have found relief all work in ways that benefit us.

You may have been advised somewhere to stop smoking and alcohol intake. Well, even if stopping from using these two substances haven't doled you out yet from the effects of snoring then rest assured that somehow, you are helped in ways you can't have first imagined. (But believe us, once you stop taking these two substances, you are already one step closer to reducing the frequency of your snores.)

Snoring is caused by any sort of blockages in the throat, mouth and the nose. So basically, the relief would come from resolving the blockages on these parts. While this is the basic idea you would find it hard to find a specific cure for your condition since there are various contributing factors that may also be considered as the root cause of the vibration in the throat.

But you see, the end cure is always to get rid of the blockage or to add space in the throat.

Say for example, snoring surgeries are often aimed at removing these blockages by either cutting off some tissues around the throat and the mouth that are believed to cause the hindrance. Pills, on the other hand, are made to open up the air passages. Be careful though in using medications since most can cause side effects. Please always seek medical advice before attempting to use over-the-counter pills so that danger is reduced.

There are also a number of stop snoring devices and products that are designed specifically to induce relief from snoring. They may come with funny names but using them would certainly be a plus on your side.

Nasal strips, chin straps, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Appliances, dental and oral appliances, adjustable beds, and stop snoring sprays are only some of the many choices you may take. These all aim at either keeping your tongue from falling back or to widening the air passages so as to avoid the collapse of certain muscles. At Nest Bedding in Berkeley/Albany Ca, a natural, organic and non-toxic mattress store, we like to take a more natural approach by providing supportive and comfortable pillows that allow the air passages to open sufficiently. We feel proper posture is very important in solving snoring issues. Of course, there are others, and consulting a doctor or holistic practitioner would be advisable.

Be patient though in finding the right product for you. It may take some real trial-and-error, research, evaluation and practice before you can truly come up with a product that suits you best.