3 Snoring Treatments

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When your spouse is snoring, it may keep you up at night. But, snoring isn't just bad for yourself, it can also be a sign that there are more serious problems. That's why you want to do what you can to make sure that the snoring is treated properly. There are a lot of things that you can do to help deal with snoring. 

1. Lifestyle Changes

One thing you can do is to change your lifestyle. If you are the snorer, or you want to help out your spouse, there are several lifestyle things you can do. One is that you can cut down on alcohol. While that doesn't mean that you have to cut it out altogether, cutting down how much you partake can help. Alcohol is a depressant, and it can disturb your breathing, plus cause your muscles to be looser, making it harder for your throat to stay in its proper positioning so that you don't snore. Another thing you can do is lose some weight if you are carrying extra weight. Extra weight can cause pressure on your breathing passages and can make it harder for you to breathe. 

2. Anti-Snoring Devices

There are various devices that you can use to help with snoring. One of those devices is like a mouthguard. You put it in at night, and it helps to position your jaw so that it will keep your jaw and soft palate the way that they should be. You will need to see a dentist to make sure that they are molded and fitted properly, but once you have one, you shouldn't have to replace it for a while. There is one drawback to wearing one of these. You may notice that they change the shape of your mouth somewhat. 

3. C-PAP

C-PAP stands for constant positive air pressure. If you have sleep apnea, then you will need to make sure that you have it treated, and a C-PAP is one of the most common treatments. You wear a mask, and it blows air into your nose and mouth, to help keep everything in alignment. There are a variety of masks, from ones that just cover your nose and/or mouth to ones that cover all your face. You will have to have a sleep test done to help figure out the right setting to use. 

If you have problems with snoring, or your spouse does, there are several different things you can use. For more information on snoring treatments, contact your local sleep center today.


30 April 2018

Making Changes With Vision Therapy

When my daughter began having academic problems in school and acting out, I knew that something wasn’t right. Her teachers wanted me to put her on ADD medications, but I didn’t think that that was the right course for us. I had serious doubts that ADD was what was causing her problems. I took her to several different specialists before discovering that her issues in school were actually do to a visual processing problem. The doctor recommended vision therapy, not medication, to help correct the problem and get her back on track. The exercises are really starting to pay off, and she’s showing great improvement.