Some surgeries are better known and more ordinary than others, and the chance of a successful outcome for, say, a quick knee surgery might be radically more predictable than a kidney transplant. But the bottom line is that both of these procedures are surgical, which means that they both have risks.
Luckily, there is a range of proven and effective methods to stop snoring that dont involve surgery of any kind. This is welcome news to those who wish to seek a non-surgical alternative for any number of reasons, including:
– the high cost of surgery
– the vulnerability to post-surgery complications
– potential post-surgery side effects
– potential medication requirements that can have additional side effects
– potential masking of other problems, of which snoring was a symptom, not a cause
The key categories of non-surgical snoring treatment options are:
1. Drug Therapies
4. Lifestyle Changes: Diet
5. Lifestyle Changes: Exercise
6. Sleeping Positions
7. Alternative Therapies
While any of these treatments may be effective, and possibly more than one (since some of them are closely related), its critically important that you monitor your snoring to ensure that you are making measurable progress towards your (or your partners!) stop-snoring goals.
In other words: some of these non-surgical treatments might work better for you than others; and its important that you carefully investigate your options fully in order to find the solution that works best for you.