Putting A Stop to Snoring - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/17/02

Putting A Stop to Snoring

If you toss and turn at night because your spouse snores, you may be eager to try whatever you can find to turn down the volume. CNS Incorporated has announced it is sending a snore spray to store shelves this summer. The Breathe Right Snore Relief Throat Spray is non-prescription, and the makers say that in their own lab studies, they have found it reduces snoring 92% of the time.

CNS says among the ingredients, it includes an astringent which tightens the throat tissue that can cause snoring, but already, some doctors are suspicious. "This isn't the first spray for snoring. Even major aggressive surgical treatments are turning out to be extremely disappointing. So it's hard to imagine that something as simple as a spray is going to be effective for snoring in the majority of individuals," said Dr. Mark Mahowald of Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorder Center.

Dr. Mahowald says he expects a lot of folks to try the product when it hits store shelves in July. He suggests before you treat yourself, you should check with your doctor to make sure the snoring isn't hiding an underlying problem. Breathe Right is expected to sell for about $10.

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