Recently, I read in the news that a large hotel chain is making a focused effort to identify which of their nightly guests’ snoring is disrupting the sleep of others. Corridor monitors are instructed to identify the sources of snores and to knock on the doors, waking the inhabitants from their sound, but disruptive, sleep. Once identified, these sound offenders will be asked to relocate to a different part of the hotel if they are planning to stay several days. The hotel is also installing soundproof walls and purchasing soundproof headboards to silence the symphony of snores.
To those of us involved in the world of sleep, snoring has been of long concern. Not only has snoring been cited as a top reason why partners sleep apart, but the disruptive character of snoring actually diminishes the quality and quantity of your partner’s sleep. Imagine sleeping next to someone who continued to talk all night long as you attempted to fall or stay asleep. Impossible? In fact, many snorers snore at a decibel level of normal conversation, while the snoring of some has been rated to be as loud as a jackhammer!
A Simple Oral Appliance May be the Solution to Your Snoring Problem
Fortunately, there is a great solution to snoring both at home and when traveling. Though being available for years, oral appliances have only just begun to get the attention they deserve. These devices, when made by a dentist, have been shown to stop or reduce snoring on a predictable basis and are extremely comfortable to wear. As approximately 30-50% of snorers have a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, oral devices are often used to treat this serious medical problem. In many cases, oral appliances can be used instead of a facemask at night and offer a portable alternative to the facemask apparatus at home while traveling.
Oral appliances that stop snoring will allow you to once again sleep with your partner…and to help you avoid the embarrassment of being awakened by hotel Snore Police.
You can read the article I referred to above here.
Dr. Donald Tanenbaum has been practicing in New York City and Long Island for over 20 years. He is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat Sleep Apnea, facial pain, TMJ and TMD problems, muscle pain disorders, nerve pain disorders, tension headaches, and snoring. Learn more here