A New Solution That Stops Snoring and Lets You Sleep
If you constantly feel exhausted, experience headaches for no obvious reason or have high blood pressure, it could be the result of snoring.
More than a simple annoyance, snoring is also the most common symptom of a potentially serious health problem—obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
People who suffer from OSA repeatedly and unknowingly stop breathing during the night due to a complete or partial obstruction of their airway. It occurs when the jaw, throat, and tongue muscles relax, blocking the airway used to breathe. The resulting lack of oxygen can last for a minute or longer, and occur hundreds of times each night.
OSA has been linked to:
- Acid reflux
- Frequent nighttime urination
- Memory loss
- Heart attack
- Consistent lack of sleep
People over 35 are at higher risk. OSA can be expensive to diagnose and treat — up to $5,000 — and those treatments can sometimes be quite painful. Plus, they’re not always covered by insurance.
However, a recent study published by Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine concluded that wearing a simple chinstrap while sleeping can be an effective treatment for OSA.
The chin strap, works by supporting the lower jaw and tongue, preventing obstruction of the airway. It’s made from a high-tech, lightweight, and super-comfortable material.