So I snore, What is the big deal? That is a question we hear to often. Even though snoring affects about 90 million Americans, many of those folks don’t think it's a problem. Even if someone who snores understands the health risks, they may still come up with excuses not to seek some form of treatment. Here are some of the top excuses.
I doesn't bother my partner
Many people who seek treatment, are encouraged by their partner because the snoring drives them crazy. But what if it doesn't bother them. If the snorers loved one isn't complaining about it, is it really a problem? Of Course it is. Even if the snoring isn't affecting the relationship, the health risks should be a number one priority.
It is not really a problem
Many people just get used to the fact that they are not getting great sleep. All of the problems associated with poor sleep, just become the norm. In many cases people rely on caffeine to get them through the day. They ignore the daytime sleepiness, lack of energy, and unrest. For people who struggle with snoring there is a better way. Get the treatment. Your body will thank you.
I have tried treatments and they don't work
Sometimes people who snore are prescribed the wrong treatment. In some cases, individuals find that the treatment they are prescribed don’t work for them. In fact almost 50% of people who are prescribed CPAP treatment do not use their machine after a month. Please know that there are other forms of treatment including positional therapy, oral appliances, weight loss, or combination therapy. The point is, don’t give up. Find a solution that is right for you.
It is too expensive
In many cases insurance will cover the cost of treatment. Just take a look at your plan or ask a sleep professional. They are almost always willing to check your insurance benefits. Also there are many low cost treatments available. Just ask around.
Whatever you do, don't ignore the problem. Get in to see a doctor or a sleep professional. Stop with the excuses and make your sleep a priority. In the long run, you will be happy you did.
Snoring is more than just a nuisance—it disrupts the sleep habits and lives of 90 million American adults and their partners. That's why we set out in 2003 to restore sleep and help as many people as possible live happier, healthier lives.