A snoring partner, of any sex, can often be a real problem. Such a serious problem that it’s been know to result in divorce. More frequently it leads to irritation and arguments. If you cannot sleep because of your partners snoring you’ll understandably feel displeased with your other half. Lack of sleep will directly affect your mood. Furthermore snoring has a tendency to be highly annoying, as you lie there struggling to sleep and block out the snoring sound, all the while waiting for the following snore to come. It can be very difficult, if not actually impossible, to get to sleep with a loud snorer.
The issue can be further exacerbated if your partner does not recognize the difficulty. These days you can simply record the snoring noise with a digital recorder, and even measure its loudness with a snoring APP for your smartphone. Either way, if your partners snoring is causing you a problem you have got a responsibility to yourself to talk to them them about it, and they have a duty to try to resolve it.
When you start to look you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of different so-called cures. Snoring is a huge problem and affects up to 50% of the population at some stage. There are very many firms attempting to sell you their solution. Luckily there has been lots of research into snoring treatments. The most well investigated and proven treatment is a snoring guard, know as such because it looks very like a sports mouth guard. The right term is actually mandibular advancement device.
Snoring is a physical problem due to relaxed muscles making the airway smaller. When we breath the air then travels quicker through the airway and this makes the soft tissues vibrate, and this is the source of the snoring sound.
Mandibular advancement devices are a physical solution to a physical problem and they work by treating snoring at its root cause. These devices gently hold the lower jaw slightly forward in the ‘recovery position’. This brings the lower jaw and tongue forward and keeps the airway open.
Loran Simon is a director at Somnowell. The Somnowell is the premier mandibular advancement device, made from chrome cobalt alloy. For more information about how to help your partner stop snoring please look here.