How to Stop Snoring Without CPAP

Snoring occurs at times for nearly everyone, it is only when snoring occurs regularly and even multiple times in a night that it becomes a potential signal for something much more serious. Snoring is a symptom of some very legitimate and possibly life threatening medical conditions. There is a relationship between snoring and common health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and other conditions that are most likely caused or aggravated by a sleep condition called sleep apnea. For severe cases a doctor might recommend medical intervention in the form of a CPAP machine that can ensure airways are kept open and breathing regular throughout the night. This prevents problems associated with a lack of oxygen, which can result in the medical conditions mentioned above. Much of the damage that occurs over time can be reversed once treatment begins when instructions are followed and the patient is compliant with the plan.

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If your doctor agrees there are many other opinions on how to stop snoring without having to be tied to a cumbersome and uncomfortable CPAP. Some of the easiest are simple snoring solutions such as sitting up slightly; using an additional pillow so the airway is kept more open and the tongue is discouraged from blocking the airway. Others include simple calming and focus exercises that relax the body for a less strained journey into dreamland. Even further options include at home remedies such as; nasal strips, chin straps, mouth guards and pressure point rings. Each individual has a unique condition that will respond best to its own treatment plan. You might have to try many different suggestions for how to stop snoring before the right one is found.

Discuss any ideas you want to try with your doctor as he/she understands your unique medical profile and needs. The specific sleep problem affecting you may be caused by lifestyle choices that can be changed such as stress, or obesity, or even substance abuse or alcoholism, while others may be genetic or caused by sleep disorders that are not affected by changes in lifestyle. Knowing what options might help often requires a good understanding of the unique disorder you are experiencing. Apneas are common but can occur in many varying degrees that require very diverse treatment options. The problem of snoring can be a complex one that may take lots of time and attention to solve, but considering just how important sleep is to your long-term health it is worth any necessary effort.

Take many ideas you hear about how to stop snoring with a grain of salt. Research the options and know your own signs and symptoms. Get professional advice from someone experienced in sleep studies and follow through with any treatment plan that is suggested. Home treatments can be completely legitimate solutions, but only when you use the right treatment or combination of treatments for what truly ails you.

Clay Miller
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