There are several sprays that are out there that help relieve snoring. My DW's allergies cause some wicked snoring this time of year. We bought a spray by Breathe Right that helps a great deal. Try a generic store brand if you are concerned about cost.
Those srtips do help one breath quite a bit by opening the air passages and for many that is all that is required. However, if your SO snores quite a bit and you hear him/her stop breathing for a bit before starting snoring agin they may have a condition known as Sleep Apnia which can be quite serious if not treated. The simple treatment is a CPAP system which is nothing more than a mask with positive air pressure that forces air through the nose. See your Doctor if you have any concerns at all about the possibility of Sleep Apnia and he/she can recommend a sleep study be done for accurate diagnosis.
I love unequivocal answers based on the experience of one person.
The right answer is that they work well for some people and not so well for others. You should try them and get a verdict from whomever you've been keeping awake.
They work fine for me, according to my wife. Plus I think they help me sleep a little more soundly, maybe because I'm getting more air. Or maybe it's my imagination. But they definitely help the snoring in my case.
Jim is right about the CPAP...Controlled Positive Air Pressure. The machine is about the size of a dictionary w/a hose that attaches to a little nose piece that is secured to your face like a goalie's mask. I use one, so I should know. My sleep study showed me to be at 82% oxygen levels at times, stopping breathing for up to 40 secs at a time. It could've killed me! I have so much more energy now, I don't snore, and the machine costs about $17/mo to rent. AND, I have lost over 40 lbs in the last 2 months!
i dont think i want a mask on my face so i will try strips, pills and spray before i go so know what works and doesnt. i will have to have a 'sleep-over' to find out they work on me. and she can test them out on her husband.
Hubby tried the strips because his snoring was keeping me awake. Bad mistake! Those things opened up the nasal passages so that his snoring got EVEN LOUDER! (Think freight train dragging Richard Simmons behind it!)
Try the Breathe Right spray instead. (It's a throat spray.) It seemed to help.
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