If you or those around you are affected by regular or particularly loud snoring you may have come across ‘continuous positive airway pressure’ therapy, (CPAP) in your search for ways to stop snoring. In this article we address the possibility of how you can stop snoring without a CPAP. We look at how CPAP has been considered the gold standard for treatment but how its users sometimes don’t view it that way and want to explore alternative options.
CPAP is arguably the current gold standard of treatment for sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) but if you don’t have a sleep disorder and are looking for ways to tackle sleep disrupting snoring effectively without wearing a cumbersome oxygen mask while you sleep, we can share a tried and tested way to stop snoring without a CPAP. Along with this article you may wish to check out Improving your Snoring to help.
Snorgo is a small mouth-held device that you use to complete a series of simple daily exercises at times that are convenient to you. By using Snorgo to train the muscles around the nose, throat and neck, they will become stronger and lean enough to reduce the vibrations of excess tissue in our airways that are responsible for snoring. As a result, snoring will be reduced and eventually cured in most users. We recommend using Snorgo to complete 3 sets of 10 second exercises, 3 times a day and with regular use 75% of testers said Snorgo provided an excellent cure for snoring. 100% felt markedly improved!
If you don’t have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, the use of CPAP therapy isn’t required or advised for those seeking a cure for regular snoring. With nearly half of people known to snore at some point in their lives, most can’t attribute their snoring to a specific sleep disorder so if this sounds like you, a simple, DIY approach to curing snoring with Snorgo could be just the route for you!
In this article we will focus on why we snore in the first place and the simple steps you can take yourself to cure snoring yourself without the need for expensive masks or therapy.
Why Do We Snore?
Snoring is simple noisy breathing as we sleep. When we take in air through our nose or mouth while sleeping, the movement of air causes the relaxed tissue in the throat and nasal passages to vibrate. It’s these vibrations that result in the sound of snoring.
If you are aware that you snore frequently, loudly or particularly disruptively, you are likely to have; excess relaxed tissue in and around your airways, narrower airways or longer airways – which all make snoring more likely. Each of these factors can lead to obstructions, or to the airways partially collapsing, which both in turn increase likelihood of snoring.
How Does Snorgo Work To Cure Snoring without a CPAP
Snorgo is a British designed and manufactured product that is recommended by Doctors and Dentists alike. Snorgo founders Dr Pete Naylor and chartered scientist Phil Sutton have been amazed with the results from initial Snorgo users with 100% of those completing a short independent trial with Snorgo stating they had seen huge improvements in their snoring and 75% reported their snoring was cured completely in just 4-6 weeks.
By strengthening the muscles around your airways with a little help from Snorgo, you reduce the chance of any of the factors outlined above coming into play and resulting in snoring. When using Snorgo in conjunction with the lifestyle changes outlined later in this article, we think you will be really pleased with the results of regular Snorgo use.
One of the best things about using Snorgo to cure snoring is that it isn’t used at night time so if the idea of wearing a mask while you sleep makes you feel claustrophobic then using Snorgo at your convenience during the day, with nothing to think about at night could be a great option for you.
How To Complete Snorgo Exercises
If you think this all sounds great but are wondering what Snorgo actually looks like and how the exercises work, view this short video to find out everything you need to know.
You only need to find 3-4 minutes a day to train the muscles that can prevent snoring – much more appealing than the hours in the gym that you need to train the rest of your body when looking for long term results! With regular training, the muscles in the space behind our nose and throat get stronger and leaner leading to a reduction in snoring causing vibrations that occur as you breathe while you sleep.
When you’re ready to complete a set of Snorgo exercises, sit down and place your Snorgo device in the pre-dental area of your mouth – the space between your lips and your front teeth. Then form a seal and gently apply a pulling force with your hands. At this point, your job is to resist this force for 10 seconds and when complete, that is your first set of Snorgo exercises done! For the best results, repeat this 10 second hold 3 times, 3 times a day and you will be well on your way to a peaceful night’s sleep.
How To Reduce Snoring With Simple Lifestyle Changes
You now know some of the anatomical reasons why people are more likely to snore but it’s important to know that the lifestyle choices you make can either work to aggravate or alleviate the chance of these factors coming into play. Remember, lifestyle changes can improve snoring permanently too – Check out How to Stop Snoring Permanently For the best results in achieving a long term cure for your snoring, try making these simple lifestyle changes along side your regular Snorgo use;
- Don’t eat heavy meals within two hours of going to bed bed
- Avoid alcohol, medicine and smoking as these call all relax the pharynx and increase snoring
- Try changing your sleeping position. When you sleep on your back, your throat relaxes and can partially block the airway, so try sleeping on your side.
- Treating allergies, nose and sinus problems. These all lead to congestion or narrowing of the nasal passages making it more likely you will breath through your mouth which can lead to snoring.
- Taking steps to maintain a healthy body weight. People who are overweight will tend to have more fatty tissue and poor muscle tone around their necks which can lead to snoring.
What Is a CPAP And Why Many Snorers Don’t Need One.
We’ve shown you ways that you can take steps to cure your snoring yourself but we thought it also best to briefly cover what a CPAP actually is and when it is best used. That way, you can make the most informed decision about the best way to proceed with the treatment of any problematic snoring you may be experiencing.
Most snoring is completely harmless, apart from being the cause of a few grumpy conversations with those you’re depriving of a peaceful night’s sleep but loud or particularly disruptive snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.
It’s important to know that not everyone that snores has this sleep disorder but if your snoring is combined with a choking or gasping sound, you may be suffering from this potential serious condition that causes your body to temporarily stop breathing when you sleep.
In these cases, you will need to be diagnosed by a doctor and CPAP therapy may be used to keep your airways open at night. CPAP involves a stream of air being provided through a mask that you wear while you sleep to eliminate the choking or snoring that is disrupting your sleep as your body is no longer deprived of oxygen.
If you have any concerns about the severity of your snoring or whether it could be a symptom of a serious sleep disorder, we recommend speaking to your doctor in the first instance. You may wish to discuss with them about considering this type of exercise regimen to help. Once you’re happy it is right for you, we invite you to give Snorgo a try to tackle your snoring from the inside out.
In this article we hopefully have helped you look at how potently to stop snoring without CPAP. We hope you know understand your options a little better so that you are well informed if you do need to have a discussion with a healthcare professional. Now that you know what causes snoring, the physical factors and lifestyle choices that are likely to contribute to it and how to tackle them all head on with Snorgo, we hope this article has given you the confidence to give Snorgo a try. We love hearing from our customers about their Snorgo use, so do let us know how you get on when trying to stop your snoring without a CPAP.
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Dr Pete Naylor is the inventor of Snorgo, a patent pending snoring cure made in the UK recommended by medical doctors.
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