Facts About Snoring
-Over 90 Million Americans snore at night, and 25% of all adults are habitual snorers.
-The biggest risk factor for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are your weight. Over 70% of Americans are considered overweight, and over 37% are technically obese.
-Over 40% of sleep apnea sufferers will die early from preventable causes.
-Over half of all people with sleep apnea go undiagnosed.
Symptoms of a Snoring Problem/Sleep Apnea
-Waking up several times during the night
-Waking up gasping for air
-Feeling tired and restless all the time, even after 8 or 9 hours in bed
-Difficulty concentrating on daily tasks
The Negative Consequences of Sleep Apnea Surgery
-Sleep apnea surgery only has a 25 – 30% success rate.
-Sleep apnea surgery often does not solve the problem for the rest of a person’s life.
-Complications from sleep apnea surgery often mean difficulty swallowing, eating, and even sleeping.
Dangers and Downsides of CPAP
-Once you start CPAP, you are on it for life.
-CPAP can be a very tedious and inconvenient endeavor for which you find reasons to skip days using it, thus endangering you further from even a single night of non-use.
-CPAP can make people feel claustrophobic, and make sleeping itself become a difficult task.
-CPAP can cause rash, extreme heat and sweating or cold depending on the weather, may fall off during the night, and makes it difficult to travel as you get older with a heavy machine that you must take everywhere.
Natural Solutions for Beating Snoring
-Sleep on your side.
-Get more exercise and modify your diet to a lower calorie food intake.
-Try a low-cost stop snoring oral appliance or OTC sleep apnea mouthpiece as they have been declared a safe and effective solution for snoring by government health organizations.
If you suspect that you snore at night, you should be pro-active in seeking a solution so that sleep apnea does not take your life unnecessarily early. However, people should be advised that their doctors are likely to recommend the 2 usual suspects, surgery or the CPAP. Our goal today has been to show people that they should attempt to solve the problem at the lowest level before having to commit to lifelong consequences.