Millions of Americans suffer from snoring; however, the reasons aren’t always the same. While some people owe this annoying problem to harmless physical traits; others can blame sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder that promotes breathing disruptions during sleep.
Regardless of the cause, snoring can make life miserable for sufferers and their sleeping partners. In search of relief, many are willing to try anything: even alternative remedies that sound too good to be true. Recently, the Houston news station KTRK-TV put an anti-snoring product to the test, and the results didn’t live up to the manufacturer’s promises.
Brookstone Anti-snoring Pillow
Like many other companies, Brookstone offers a special pillow that is supposed to alleviate snoring by promoting good sleeping posture. To see if it worked, KTRK-TV recruited Matthew Hall, a loyal viewer who suffers from constant snoring. Unfortunately, after two weeks of using the pillow, Hall found no relief, despite the manufacturer’s claims that the device is clinically proven to reduce snoring.
Getting Real About Snoring
In most cases, a simple pillow won’t be enough to silence snoring. Snoring can occur for different reasons; however, usually, patients find relief when they receive a treatment that opens the airways by repositioning the jaw. An oral appliance can provide significant, lasting relief from snoring by doing just that. Most people enjoy immediate relief when they receive their customized appliance; however, help won’t come unless snorers seek it.
Snoring doesn’t have to disrupt your sleep and damage your relationship. That said, don’t expect to find relief until you take the time to reach out for help. To learn how you and your partner can enjoy quiet, noise-free nights, contact Dr. Siegel’s office. Don’t suffer needlessly, when relief is just a phone call away. Call or email Dr. Siegel today.