I am a very bad snorer and I'm not over weight and I don't smoke (most of the time anyway!). I really feel for all the people who have to put up with me and anyone else who snores and can't believe some of the stories on this site! I was due to have pallatal surgery about 10 years ago and then moved to the other end of the country, so never had the op. Over the last 10 years or so my wife has tried every earplug going and these are voted the best:(http://www.earplugsonline.com/
I went to see an ENT specialist a year ago and was told that the op is now not advised as 5 years on the tissue relaxes and you're back to where you started from! I was diagnosed with a twisted septum (the bit that separates your nostrils) and had corrective surgery in September 2004 as this was suggested as a possible factor. The op was a success and breathing through my left nostril is now much improved, but it has not had any effect on my snoring whatsoever.
So, after much research it seems that there are really only two non-surgical options for a serious snorer. One is a CPAP machine and the other is a Mandibular Advancement device. I think the CPAP is quite a 'last resort' option so I'm trying a Somnoguard device and will report on the outcome.
I am waiting for a nose operation for another matter, which will mean I have the lining of my nose scraped away - I wonder if this will help!? Does anyone know!? I am reluctant to spend money on fancy gadgets, which don't seem to work anyway, from what I have heard.
I NEED HELP!