How To Help Your Partner Stop Snoring

Man & Woman in bedA snoring partner, of any sex, can be a real problem. It can be such a problem that it has been know to lead to divorce. More commonly it leads to irritation and arguments. If you cannot sleep because of your partners snoring you will understandably feel displeased with your partner. Lack of sleep will directly affect your mood. Furthmore snoring tends to be extremely frustrating, as you lie there struggling to sleep and block out the snoring sound, all the while waiting for the next snore to come. It can be very difficult, if not impossible, to get to sleep with a loud snorer.

The problem can be further exacerbated if your partner does not acknowledge the problem. Nowadays you can easily record the snoring noise with a digital recorder, and even analyze its loudness with a snoring APP for your smart phone. Eitherway, if your partners snoring is causing you a problem you have a responsibility to yourself to confront them about it, and they have a duty to try and resolve it. The more lovingly you can try to approach this, the less friction this is likely to cause.

Once your partner agrees to get the problem resolved your next challenge is to find a treatment that works. This stage can drag on if left to the snorer, for them the snoring is easy to live with, apart from the problems it causes you it does not affect them. It is in your own interests to help your partner find an effective solution.

When you start looking you will be overwhelmed by the number of different so-called cures. Snoring is a huge problem and affects up to 50% of the population. There are many companies trying to sell you their solution. Fortunately there has been a great deal of research into snoring treatments. The most well researched and proven treatment is a snoring guard, know as such because it looks much like a sports mouth guard. The correct term is actually mandibular advancement device.

Snoring is a physical problem caused by relaxed muscles making the airway smaller. When we breath the air then travels faster through the airway and this makes the soft tissues vibrate, and this is the source of the snoring noise.

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.

There is no cure for snoring. The mandibular advancement device will need to be worn each night you want to control the snoring.

Surgery is often hailed as a permanent cure for snoring, however it does not have the same level of research to support it, unlike mandibular advancement devices. Research into the effectiveness of surgery has shown the effects of surgery to be temporary and that complications are frequent. Surgery in the throat is known to be one of the most painful types of operation you can have. Surgery is non-reversible and should be considered only as a last resort.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.