I get it, sometimes you just don’t have time to go to the doctor for a problem like snoring. It’s not painful (to you anyway) so there is a lack of urgency to fix it… Until you have friends, family or that special someone sleeping over, then it becomes a code red emergency! To avoid this last-minute panic, let’s deal with the issue now.
So, what are the most popular anti snoring devices out there, that can be conveniently bought without the hassle of visiting a doctor? What products are working for other people, that could possibly be the cure to your snoring problems?
The Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant is a medical device that is implanted into the body for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a disease caused by relapsing episodes of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is when breathing stops for more than 10 seconds, during which oxygen saturation in the blood is reduced by more than 4%.
Snoring surgery involves surgical manipulations of the throat or nasal cavity for the treatment of sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Before we look at the types of surgeries, let’s first get an understanding of the syndromes…
Hypnosis to stop snoring is an alternative treatment from the traditional methods, for snoring and other sleeping disorders. Hypnosis is a temporary change in consciousness during which a person is in a condition between sleep and wakefulness. During hypnosis, the suggestibility of a person is greatly enhanced. Suggestibility is the ability to perceive the mental impact of another person or group of individuals, it is the degree of susceptibility to influence.
Sleep Apnea is a condition caused by a lack of air passing through to the lungs during sleep; it is an episode that lasts for more than 10 seconds. This deficiency of air leads to a decreased saturation of oxygen levels in the blood, which results in oxygen deprivation of the brain and other bodily tissues, known as Hypoxia. In order to normalize blood oxygen levels, the brain instructs a micro awakening and commands the body to reopen the airways. The person wakes up for a short time and commences breathing, often noisily at first, and then falls back to sleep. Quite often, the person has no memory of these micro-awakenings in the morning.
CPAP or Constant Positive Airway Pressure is a mode of artificial ventilation of the lungs with the creation of positive pressure in the airways after exhalation. Currently, CPAP-therapy is used for the treatment of snoring, sleep apnea treatment, arterial hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, daytime sleepiness, obesity, impotence, insomnia, and depression. How can CPAP-therapy cure so many diseases? It is believed that all of these diseases are closely associated with a disturbance of normal sleep.
It is commonly known that men usually snore more than women. According to statistics, more than a third of men and almost one-fifth of women snore after thirty years old, and this increases with age. After the age of 60, 60% of men and more than 30% of women snore. To understanding why men snore more than women, we need to understand the physiology of snoring.