Although loud snoring is endearing if you’re a baby or if you’re a Disney character like Winnie the Pooh, if you are an adult, snoring may be a lot more problematic than you are aware of. And unlike with something like the common cold, there isn’t just a pill you can take to get rid of your snoring problem. Even though the Internet claims to have a cure for every ailment including snoring, there are some things that just won’t do the trick. From breathing strips to nasal spray, this article will discuss a few treatment options that may not be as beneficial as you think. Read on to learn more.
If you have a common cold or seasonal allergies that are keeping you up at night, then breathing strips may help to open up your sinuses and prevent you from snoring up a storm. If, however, you suffer from something such as sleep apnea that is contributing to your snoring, they won’t do the trick.
Similar to breathing strips, nasal spray can help to clear up your sinuses and get rid of mucus, pollen, or any irritants that may be causing your congestion. However, if your snoring is caused by a deviated septum or sleep apnea, then nasal spray won’t do anything more than tickle your nose. As a suggestion, try looking for a nasal spray that contains saline in it. Saline is not the only natural, but it can also help fight infection while clearing up your sinuses at the same time.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, there are a variety of treatments that range from weight loss to surgery to help you breathe easy and get rid of your snoring. Unfortunately, although breathing strips and nasal spray would be ideal for treating sleep apnea, they won’t do the job. To learn more about sleep apnea or sleep apnea treatments, contact Dr. Leslie H. Sultan’s office today to schedule an appointment!