Snoring affects more than 90 million Americans, but it can also be a sign of sleep apnea. I turned to Dr. Jordan Stern, an ear, nose, and throat doctor and founder of BlueSleep, for help. His solution was a simple oral device that helped my snoring instead of a traditional CPAP machine. The novel approach includes a way to receive treatment without stepping into the doctor’s office. Following is a full transcript fo the video.
Kevin Reilly: This sound is me. Snoring. I had never heard this sound until I recorded it. But every person that’s slept near me has suffered through it. That sound has ruined countless relationships for me. Ok maybe that isn’t the only problem, but it’s a big one. According to the National Sleep Institute, more than 90 million Americans suffer from snoring. And that doesn’t include everyone sleeping next to them.
I tried all your standard snoring remedies — over-the-counter nose strips, buying my partner every ear plug I could find, I even considered tying my hand to the bed so I wouldn’t roll over and snore. But I just wound up spending more time on the couch. I had no idea how to fix this on my own. What I really needed was professional help
Dr. Jordan Stern: My name is Dr. Jordan Stern. I am an ear, nose, and throat and sleep specialist. And the founder and director of BlueSleep.
Reilly: Dr. Stern put me through a physical exam to see if anything about the shape of tongue and throat could be causing the problem. But what I really needed to know was what happened when I slept. So he gave me a home sleep test. The kit included a little computer, a heart rate monitor, and a breathing monitor. I Read More Here