Corrective Sleep Apnea Surgery Doesn’t Always Work
Submitted by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Sat 05/14/2011 - 17:58
Many people are desperate to learn how to stop snoring but few have found an effective solution. It turns out this problem is much more challenging to overcome than it might seem. There are options available but most only work for a small percentage of people.
Snoring cures come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. One possibility, particularly for those with sleep apnea has been continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP. This snoring solution uses a machine by your bed and a mask over your face while you sleep. The machine blows pressurized air into your face via the mask throughout the night. The machine works for a handful of snorers but it is expensive and can make it difficult to get comfortable at night, sometimes even making it impossible to sleep in your own bed.
Other snoring remedies involve dental devices designed to open the airway so snoring does not occur. Some of them are acrylic and fit inside the mouth like a mouth guard an athlete uses. Others fit around the outside of the head and work by adjusting the position of the lower jaw. Dentists are usually the ones who fit these devices to patients. Again, the success rate is low and the level of discomfort can be high.
Finally there is surgery to prevent snoring. Surgery attempts to increase the size of the airway to make nighttime breathing easier and stop snoring. Most snoring treatments involve the removal of tonsils, adenoids or tissue at the back of the throat. Surgery is invasive, painful and expensive and it doesn’t always work after the fact.
Now there are ways to stop snoring that don’t require devices or surical procedures. If you want to learn how to stop snoring permanently, call us today for a complimentary consultation at855.WHY.SNORE or 855.949.7667.