Snoring can be a sign of a sleep disorder but there are many people who just snores. For those who do not have sleep apnea, a disruption or reduction in breathing during the night, snoring can be because of the shape of the soft palate or due to other issues that cause vibrations during sleep. The problem is that snoring has been found to contribute to health issues for both the person who experiences it as well as those who living with the snorer. Sleep deprivation and the physical act of snoring has profound effects on sleep.
Snoring has been found to contribute to plaques on the Carotid arteries and also has been known to loosen those plaques which can lead to a stroke.
So what do you do to treat snoring if you do not have sleep apnea?
The last issue to help is for those who live with a snorer. I am sorry to say that other than ear plugs, hick will help drown out the noise the only way to help is to treat the reason for the snoring. If it is affecting the person’s sleep then insurance will cover some of the procedures used to help reduce snoring.