A whopping 45% of normal adults snore. That is a significant number! That means that in almost half the households in America, someone is lacking some serious sleep. In most cases it is the spouse or significant other of the person snoring, this can lead to marriage and relationship problems. Many couples will sleep in separate bedrooms if the problem cannot be resolved. Not only is snoring an annoyance, it can be a sign of larger lurking health issues. 75% of the people who snore are actually experiencing obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes the individual to stop breathing for a short period of time during sleep. Incidentally, this can lead to an increased risk of developing worse health conditions.
Before you begin treating your snoring problem, be sure to be accessed by a doctor to determine the issue that might be the cause of the snoring. If given the green light there are many anti snoring devices available on the market, some readily available. You can experiment which one works for you.
Anti-snoring mouthpieces have been proven very effective in treating snoring and mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. In addition, they can be an added benefit to help a person avoid wearing an uncomfortable and cumbersome breathing mask. Anti-snoring mouthpieces, also known as a splint are very similar to mouth guards that are used by professional fighters. It protects the upper and lower teeth while moving the jaw forward allowing you to breathe more easily and reduces snoring.
Anti-snoring mouthpieces can be very comfortable, you may forget you are even wearing one after you get used to the initial stage. They are significantly less money than other options available on the market, you are sure to find one that will work for you.
Reducing your snoring isn’t just beneficial for those around you. If you live alone and snore, it is important to correct it so that you get the best night’s sleep possible. Snoring can deprive your brain of vital oxygen. We now know that the long term effects of snoring can be severe, especially if it is associated with sleep apnea. As mentioned above, sleep apnea puts you at a greater risk for stroke, heart disease, hypertension and cancer.
Many documented studies have been done on the effectiveness of mouthpieces used to stop snoring. It was concluded that these devices were a realistic and well tolerated treatments to help people who snore.
Once you have determined that an anti-snoring mouthpiece is something you would like to try, it is very important to determine the right one for you. You may have to try a few devices before you find the one you love. I highly recommend that you read reviews written by others to help you determine which one to buy. There are many websites, like the Snoring Mouthpiece Review, that offer available that offer comprehensive side by side comparisons of the ZQuiet and Good Morning Snore Solution that can assist you in making an educated decision.
The first important step is to understand that these mouthpieces come in two different categories. Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) and Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSD). A tongue stabilizing device works by holding your tongue in place. When you fall asleep, the muscles in your mouth and throat relax, this allows your tongue to fall backwards into your throat constricting your airway. It is also the vibration of the tongue that is the culprit behind the sound during snoring. The TSD creates a suction between your tongue and the device, thus not allowing it to fall backwards into your throat.
The Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) works by holding your lower jaw in a forward position. In addition to gravity pulling your tongue downwards, it can do this to your jaw. When this happens it can block the flow of oxygen.
Whichever option you choose, make sure to check with your doctor first before starting any treatment for snoring. You want to ensure there isn’t a larger health factor at play that could immediately affect your health and safety.