My dad's snoring is incredible. I remember as child being able to hear him snoring from my bedroom with closed doors. I do not know how my mom put up with it for all these years, but my parents have been married for just shy of 40 years now. Honestly, the snoring does not bug me as much as the realization that my parents have never done anything to fix this horrible aspect of their lives. My dad is in desperate need of snoring cures, but what can they do?
I've done a lot of research on the topic and have found a whole bunch of snoring cures. To start only two of the typical snoring cures have been tried by my parents. First, my dad tries to sleep on his side. Well, in actuality, all that happens is my mom hits or kicks my dad to get him to roll over, and apparently that helps a little, but the train wreck usually starts again shortly. The second of the snoring cures that my dad has tried is to stop drinking before bed. This also seems to help just a little, but again, it's all relative. When you can hear a man snoring on the opposite site of the house, reducing alcohol take and rolling over at night are just small band aids.
So what should he do? Seriously, what is the best of the snoring cures for a man who could wake the neighborhood? What I have found in my research is the following potential solutions. First, there are mouth pieces he could try (but he will not … stubborn 'ol man). They get fitted by a dentist and can help. Next, the is (I laughed at this one) a tennis ball that he could sew into his shirt that will help him stay on his side at night. There are throats exercises he could do and natural remedies to try. Honestly, I'm not sure if any of those snoring cures are right for my dad. He's almost 70 years old and probably needs medical intervention. I just found this new approach by a company called Medtronic out of Minneapolis. It's called the Pillar Procedure, and basically all it does is put 3-5 little tubes in the back of your throat (sounds weird, I know), that will tighten the back of your throat and help you stop snoring.
So that's what I've learned. I sure hope I can convince my dad to do SOMETHING, but we'll see. Snoring can be dangerous to your health, and it can not be too much fun for my mom. But the first step is to get the snorer to want to do something to fix it.