Linda hit me over the head one night with her pillow a few years back and let me know I was being a little loud, she’d had enough.
You know what they say- happy wife, happy life. Well, I don’t know how true that is, but I do know that getting hit over the head when you’re asleep sure doesn’t amount to a good night’s sleep no matter how you slice it.
So I had to come to terms with the fact that with my excessive snoring I was now known as “The Lawnmower Man” by Linda until I found a fix for this issue.
To CPAP or not to CPAP?
Obviously in the circles that the wife and I frequent we hear about everyone’s latest and greatest medications and medical gadgets, it’s actually a point of regular conversation. But I have always found a dependence on any medical device to be a red flag, especially one that forces air down your throat like the CPAP.
Truth be told, snoring is very common among American adults, but here’s the shocker- most of it would be greatly reduced by weight loss according to Harvard medical doctors. So while CPAP helps some people, it’s pricey and yes, once you start, you’re expected to continue indefinitely.
If you don’t believe me, Google it.
“This appears to be a fairly straightforward relationship, and while we would not necessarily recommend the severe caloric restriction used in our study to every patient, one of the first treatment for OSA that should be considered in the overweight patient is clearly weight loss,” said Dr. Tuomilehto.
Stop Snoring Mouthpiece Was a Good Start
My dental implants dentist had briefly mentioned snoring mouthpieces for other patients one day during a visit, so I thought I might give it a try, until I learned the price. As a result, I decided to do a little research on my own to find sleep apnea and stop snoring mouthpieces online.
Turns out there are several FDA-approved stop snoring mouthpieces available. They are all affordable for the most part and worth a shot if you don’t want to commit to a pricier, custom-made option.
To be honest, you don’t really need to go to all that trouble to schedule a dentist visit, take a mold, then come back when it’s done and shell out the big bucks.
FDA-Cleared Solutions to Snoring that are OTC
Clearly there’s a lot of issues with snoring and sleep apnea but surgery is not the answer for most people, so solving my problem at the lowest level remains my priority. I know people with botched surgeries or procedures that just didn’t work, so why waste the time and pain recovering for something that might not even work?
Snoring Was the Easiest Thing I’ve Ever Quit
Turns out that between the CBD, a stop snoring mouthpiece, dieting, and making the conscious effort to exercise more and drop some lbs, snoring became much less of a problem for me and Linda. With the CBD I have less inflammation so I can exercise more which I enjoy anyway.