If You Sleep with a Snorer
We recommend AcuSleep testing in cases where someone sleeps with (or tries to sleep with) a loved one who snores. AcuSleep testing of your bed-partner can do four things:
Sleeping with a snorer can be unhealthy
Many studies have shown that sleeping with a snorer carries health risks -- including hearing loss! Treating snoring can be hugely beneficial -- and not just for the snorer. For example, a Mayo Clinic study found that treating severe snoring led to these improvements in the snorer's bed-partner:Convincing someone that they snore
Many people refuse to believe they snore. In some homes, a tense debate over snoring goes on. Snoring experts understand this. One comments:Measure snoringA man may not believe his wife, but he'll believe his hunting buddies when they won't sleep in the same cabin with him.But women can be stubborn, too. In one of her most popular columns ever, Dear Abby wrote:For some strange reason, if a woman is accused of snoring, she takes it as a personal insult.AcuSleep provides incontrovertible proof of snoring. The report you receive after AcuSleep testing includes an easy-to-read chart of a person's snoring. And if more proof is needed, you will also receive a CD-ROM with audio recordings of breathing sounds made during the test, to which you and your loved one can listen.
A person who finally admits to snoring may then try to minimize it. He or she might say, for example, "I don't snore that much." The AcuSleep test measures how much snoring occurs. With this information, you can then say, for example, "Honey, you snored for an hour and a half during the test, and that is an hour and a half every night that I just don't sleep."Guide simple snoring remedies
Many people snore predominantly in just one body position, usually on their back. This type of snoring is easily treated with "positional therapy." A snoring ball, or pillows, or other remedies can keep the sleeper off of his or her back and so reduce snoring. The AcuSleep test predicts how well positional therapy will work. It first measures how much snoring occurrs while the sleeper is on his or her back. It then reports how much snoring would be eliminated if the sleeper did not sleep on his or her back. You can use this information to determine whether to invest time and money in positional therapy.Spur your bed-partner to get help
Snoring is not simple. It may be a cause or consequence of disease in the snorer. It may be harmless to the snorer. Or it may be harmful to those around the snorer. Information from the AcuSleep test can begin the process of getting help for snoring. The first step should always be a measuring step. Your doctor can use this information in deciding on next steps.
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