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Can Snoring Make Spouses Anti-Social?

Do you feel like you've tried every anti-snoring device on the market, but you still snore? Does this habit interrupt your sleep? What about your spouse? Has he or she been waking you up multiple times a night lately?

If the above scenario sounds like your life, you are probably feeling frustrated, confused, and alone. Maybe you think that no one else in the world snores like you do, or you worry that eventually your spouse will have to start sleeping in another bedroom. However, you are not alone; approximately 25% of the population of the United States have a snoring problem. That's 50 million people!

Unfortunately, though, there still are not many "simple" cures for snoring on the market. Nose strips work for some people. Likewise, throat sprays help relieve symptoms in others. Nevertheless, many individuals soon discover that they will have to take a more drastic approach if they are to resolve their problem.

Dental and Surgical Anti-Snoring Devices

Once you discover that over-the-counter remedies are not working for you, consult your dentist. He or she may recommend an anti-snoring device called Silent Partner. Silent Partner fits into the mouth and covers the teeth. Additionally, it keeps the lower jaw slightly forward and the mouth slightly open, helping to keep the airway open. Dental insurance policies differ on whether or not they cover such procedures, so please check with your company before deciding on a purchase if finances are an issue for you.

If even the Silent Partner does not help, surgery may be your only option. Anti-snoring laser surgery is now being used in Australia and may soon be available in other parts of the world. Unfortunately, though, even this is not a perfect technique; only 70% of patients treated thus far have had a complete or near-complete cessation of snoring.

If you find that none of these techniques, including surgery, help your problem, you might want to consider joining a support group in your community or online. This is an excellent way to meet others going through the same difficulties as you, as well as find out what methods have helped them throughout the years. Additionally, do not be afraid to allow your spouse to sleep in another bedroom. While it may not be conventional, you can still make time for intimate moments before you nod off. Good luck!

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