About half of people snore at least occasionally, and 30% of all adults snore regularly. Snoring even affects children with 20% of kids snoring occasionally, and almost one out of every ten kids snoring habitually. It’s not a good thing to be happening whatever age you are, so why does it start?
It’s a major worldwide problem and it’s growing because too few people are taking preventative measures to stop it or control it. Snoring may be common, but it is not natural. Breathing should be silent and effortless, regardless of whether you are asleep or awake.
In the USA alone those percentages add up to 80 million people who snore, and many of them heavily. In some countries the figures are higher still and recent Australian statistics showed that 70% of Australian men, and a growing number of Australian women now snore. At the same time the link between snoring and heart problems was strongly underlined and various lifestyle improvements were recommended for all who snore, but to do that takes time. As a result it is recommended that you start by using a stop snoring mouthpiece in the meantime, in order to prevent this danger, because snoring kills if it is ignored.
Snoring can be loud or soft. It can occur when you are congested or suffering from a cold or allergies, or it might be more regular. Snoring happens when the soft tissues in your airways are vibrating and while this is not necessarily a health problem, it can become one when your breathing is partially or completely obstructed by the flapping tissue.
In its worst state it is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and this is becoming a very common condition, particularly as body weights increase.
It occurs when the soft tissues collapse and block the airways, preventing air from getting to the lungs and oxygen from reaching the brain.
OSA is a serious sleep disorder and that last for at least ten seconds and those who have sleep apnea often snore loudly, but their snoring is punctuated by periods of silence during which their breathing has stopped. Once the oxygen levels in the brain have decreased enough, their brain will alert the body to waken enough to open the airway, which causes the person to gasp or choke. This can occur just a few or dozens of times an hour, ruining the chances of a good night’s sleep and leaving the sufferer feeling drowsy and unrefreshed in the morning.
Partners of snorers can also get a better night’s sleep if action is taken. If your partner snores, you are likely not getting the sleep you need. Sleep apnea and snoring can even lead to couples sleeping in separate rooms.
If you snore or have OSA, you can take steps to get the sleep you need. It’s easy to do and starts with oral appliance therapy using a stop snoring mouthpiece that has been medically recommended.
They are similar to a sports mouth guard or orthodontic appliance. They move the lower jaw forward pulling the tongue off the airway and using one will minimize or eliminate the symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea.
They are now used as the first line of treatment for mild & moderate obstructive sleep apnea patients who prefer them to CPAP therapy according to the Practice Parameters of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. They are also an approved treatment for patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea who refuse, cannot tolerate, or fail CPAP treatment according to these same Practice Parameters.
By preventing the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, oral appliances keep the airway open during sleep and promote adequate air intake.
They are also well suited for times when there is no power for a CPAP machine like camping and traveling. They can be used on an airplane or in a car; they are comfortable and easy to wear.
Most people adjust to wearing the appliance immediately. And the treatment is inexpensive, reversible and non-invasive.
Oral appliances may be used alone or in combination with CPAP for sleep-related breathing disorders. Check out the NHS Approved SleepPro Custom and their other approved oral appliances that will stop snoring successfully – and quickly – and with a money back guarantee.