Snoring is generally regarded as a first sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Although common among many adults, snoring is considered unhealthy on the long run as it leads to deprived oxygenation state during sleep and is found to be the major factor in increasing cardiac atherosclerosis, stroke and even natural death. Besides these obstructive sleep apnea is regarded as a big threat to the overall health to a person as it results in a number of other conditions like insomnia, lethargy, daytime sleepiness, weakened immunity, blood pressure hypertension, anxiety, depression, gastrointestinal reflux disease, hypoxia, nerve damage, decreased motor and memory function, and many more. Snoring can be as a result of many factors itself, some of them being: obesity, alcohol or other sedative, muscular degeneration as a result of old age or muscular dystrophy, obstruction of nasal cavity by the tongue/tonsil/oral plate, etc to name a few. Snoring is generally found to increase with age and is reportedly more common among men. Globally around 1/3 to ½ populations, depending upon the demographic region, are known to have snoring problems. In Philippines, folktales have been made around middle aged and older men suddenly dying in their sleep, which is often blamed on the local spirits that supposedly takes random souls away.
In many regions snoring is considered a pandemic among the genetic pool, patients and medical practitioners therefore prefer snore ceasing equipments as an easier alternative to surgical procedures. Nasal strips and nose clips (nasal expiratory positive airway pressure), lubricating sprays, mandibular advancement splints, Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), variable positive airway pressure (VPAP), infra red snore sensor, etc to name a few are some of the most commonly used snore cessation equipments or devices. The type of snoring aid depends upon the condition persisting and the cause of snoring pattern. Snoring as a result of the tonsils and adenoid regions are often solved by mandibular splints, whereas those caused by nasal cavity collapse are often cured by the application of nasal strips or nasal dilators. Sleep apnea pillows and recliners are also shown to decrease overall snoring among adults and are often used in conjunction with other snoring aids. Automatic PAP machines are used in chronic patients who reject surgery as an option and are highly effective in soothing muscles near the oral and nasal cavity. Many of these devices employ steam or positive air pressure via a nasal tube that allow for greater air flow from the nasal cavity.
A majority of sales for sleep apnea and snoring devices lie majorly in the western nations of the North American and European region as well as Australia and New Zealand. The overall snoring cessation market by volume and revenue lies majorly in the region of North America and Europe, Asia Pacific region is expected to grow in the near future with increased awareness and rising standard of living. The rest of the world region is expected to maintain its growth as public awareness of snoring and its side effects are limited and are often not regarded as life threatening. he middle eastern region in RoW, is however expected to see growth in the near future as availability of nasal and mouth aids to stop snoring are made available readily.
Companies that manufacture or market such products include: Omnisleep solutions, British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association, SnoreDoc, NOSnores, etc to name a few.
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