Women snore. It is not something they usually like to talk about either. Many women who suffer from problem snoring are too embarrassed to seek treatment because of the fear of an implied social stigma. Too often than not, these women may seek out over-the-counter remedies to avoid a consultation with a trained physician. In some cases, these remedies may have some success, but they are all ineffective in diagnosing and treating the physiological problems that cause the snoring to begin with. At The Snoring Center, we have treated thousands of women who suffer from snoring. We take a rational, reasonable and prudent approach to providing significant, long-term relief from snoring.
Don’t buy your healthcare online…at least not without the input of a trained physician. However, if you plan to try over-the-counter solutions first, these are the results you can expect to see.
Perhaps the most common anti-snoring remedy purchased in the United States, they attempt to relieve snoring by targeting nasal congestion. The strips can open up the nostrils to allow for easier breathing which can provide some relief. However, most snoring originates in the throat, so these strips only address a small part of the problem.
Anti-snoring pillows support the neck in a specific position to help keep the throat airways open. Snoring pillows range in cost from $30-$100. The challenge with pillows is that most people do not sleep in one position for the entire evening and unless you are in the perfect position, the pillow will not be ineffective.
Sometimes referred to as retainers, these position the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep. This positioning helps keep the airway open and reduce snoring. Some mouthpieces are simple and inexpensive while others are custom molded and fitted to the patient’s mouth. They can lead to excessive salivation and an alteration of tooth alignment.
These sprays utilize a solution that reducing the lining of the nostrils to theoretically allow more room for breathing. In turn, this may decrease snoring. They are usually made of a combination of oils (typically menthol and/or peppermint) along with glycerin, alcohol and water. The success rate of these sprays is circumspect and the patients commonly complain of a bad aftertaste.
Snoring Chin Straps
The theory behind the straps is that they will hold the mouth closed during sleep to force breathing through the nose. These are occasionally used in combination with a CPAP device to prevent mouth breathing. The most common complaint of chin straps is discomfort.
Again, none of these treatments address the root causes of an individual’s snoring. At The Snoring Center, our board certified physicians address the specific sources of snoring and utilize simple, yet advanced minimally invasive, office-based procedures to treat our patients. In fact, we frequently diagnose, consult and treat our patients in less than an hour. The proven treatments we offer include:
• Pillar Procedure
• Coblation Turbinate Reduction
• Palate Coblation
• Laser Tonsillectomy
• Home Sleep Study
• Oral Appliances
• Snoring Surgery
Our treatments are all performed in our offices and our patients can immediately return to their regular activities. This probably explains why so many of our patients are physicians themselves. They can’t afford to let snoring impact their professional or personal lives. More importantly, they can’t afford to waste time with snoring treatments that aren’t proven and can’t provide long-term snoring relief.
Stop being embarrassed. You deserve relief from your problem snoring…and you deserve the type of relief enjoyed by tens of thousands of our patients. Call The Snoring Center today and schedule an appointment. Start sleeping better now!