We work hard to try to get people to understand why they should get snoring treatment, but we keep running into all the excuses that people use to avoid getting treatment. These are terrible excuses, and they prevent people from getting the potentially lifesaving treatment they need. Here’s why these common excuses aren’t justified.
My Spouse Isn’t Complaining
Many people are driven to snoring treatment because their spouse complains. A cosleeper with a snorer can lose one or two hours of sleep a night, which makes them crabby. People think that if their spouse or other cosleeper isn’t complaining, their snoring can’t be too loud. But there are many reasons why your spouse might not be complaining, even though your snoring is loud. They may be being polite. They may be a heavy sleeper. They may even be a snorer themselves.
Just because your spouse isn’t complaining, it doesn’t mean you should ignore snoring.
Snoring Is A Nuisance — It’s Not Serious
This is often used in combination with excuse number one. Snoring is only a problem because it annoys people, and, therefore, if it’s not annoying a spouse or other cosleeper, there’s no problem.
But the truth is that snoring is a sign you’re not getting enough oxygen at night. And you’re possibly having your oxygen flow stopped as a result of sleep apnea. The combination of low and even stopped oxygen flow can put you at risk for many serious health risks, including heart problems, cancer, diabetes, and even dangerous car accidents.
But My Snoring Isn’t a Problem
Some people acknowledge that snoring is a problem for others, but not for them. After all, they aren’t suffering symptoms of sleep apnea. However, the truth is that snoring-related sleep problems can cause many symptoms, some of which are hard to link with snoring. These may include:
- Dry mouth
- Bad morning breath
- Daytime sleepiness
- Waking up feeling unrested
- Sexual dysfunction or low desire
- Disinterest in work or hobbies
- Tendency to daydream or lose focus
- Depression or mood swings
- Reliance on caffeine
- Weight gain
- Elevated blood pressure
And these are just some of the more common symptoms. There are dozens of others you might realize when you talk to a sleep dentist about your snoring.
My Doctor Says I Have X, Not Sleep Apnea
Many people think that if their doctor has made a diagnosis, that’s the answer. There’s no reason to keep asking questions. But the truth is that doctors just don’t think about sleep apnea very much. They are prone to misdiagnose sleep apnea as depression, low testosterone, and other health conditions they are more familiar with.
If you’re not getting good results with the treatment your doctor prescribed–or if you want better results, then consider snoring treatment as an additional approach that can help you achieve the results you’re looking for.
Snoring Treatments Don’t Work
Other people might think that there’s no way to treat snoring. These people tell themselves they would love a snoring solution, if it actually worked, which they don’t.
The truth is that we have snoring treatments that can dramatically reduce or even eliminate snoring and sleep apnea. Don’t believe us? Check our testimonials section to learn from some of our patients who have gotten successful treatment for their snoring and sleep apnea.
I Tried a Snoring Treatment, It Didn’t Work
Just because you tried one snoring treatment, doesn’t mean you know what they’re all like. This is especially true if you tried an over-the-counter snoring treatment. As a general rule, these cheap treatments aren’t effective.
In contrast to cheap over-the-counter snoring solutions, a prescription snoring treatment is custom-designed for you, making it a highly effective solution to your snoring. As we said, we’ve helped many people treat their snoring, and many of them had thought they couldn’t get treatment because things they’d tried in the past didn’t work.
Other times, people might have tried snoring surgery, which can sometimes give good short-term results, but snoring returns. And there are many people who don’t respond to surgery at all. But if you didn’t get good results from surgery, you’ll be amazed at how effective an oral appliance can be.
Treatment Is Too Expensive
The reason why many people buy over-the-counter snoring solutions is that they’re cheap. They think that prescription snoring treatments are too expensive.
The truth is that an effective snoring treatment can actually save you money because it can reduce your need for other medical treatments. And if you have sleep apnea, insurance can cover some or all of the price of your treatment.
Stop Making Excuses
If you’ve been avoiding getting treatment for your snoring in Omaha, now’s the time to stop putting it off and actually get treatment. You’ll be happy you did.
Please call for an appointment with sleep dentist Dr. Roger Roubal.