Snoring is a common and annoying problem. The nature of the problem varies from person to person, and it is therefore important to find an anti snoring device that works for you.
Jaw supporter – a popular anti snoring device
The jaw supporter is the fruit of years of scientific studies and research made by experts in this field.
It has been proved that if a person can keep their jaw closed during sleep then the three-dimensional airways of the mouth, nasal cavity, and throat will stay open, allowing for maximum airflow with limited obstructions, and the elimination of snoring.
The most popular Jaw supporter is known as “My snoring solution“.
Anti snoring pillows
Many doctors have suggested the use of Anti snoring pillows to prevent the collapsing of muscles and body tissue in such a way that causes snoring.
Anti snoring pillows, otherwise known as Orthopedic pillows, are anti snore devices that are a natural solution for snoring that are very simple. They are thus one of the more commonly tried anti snoring devices on the market. The pillows are designed to correct your positioning while sleeping. Snoring caused by a particular sleeping position goes back to the fact that the air passage can be obstructed in certain positions. An anti snoring pillow can align your head with your vertebral column providing no breathing obstruction. Additionally, they are able to relieve various health conditions, such as breathing difficulties,lower back pain, whiplash and neck pain, amongst others. Hence they can be considered to be holistic therapeutic pillows.
Mandibular Advancement Splint
The Mandibular Advancement Splint is a widely used anti snoring device in the United States and Britain. It’s a simple device worn in the mouth, which moves the lower jaw forward and straightens the muscles and tissues of the upper airway in order to prevent them from vibrating when the air passes over them; thus stopping the annoying snoring sound associated with this vibration. This anti snore device is recommended by both patients and doctors and is considered as a good therapy for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a mask worn over the nose and/or mouth while you sleep. The mask is hooked up to a machine that delivers a continuous flow of air into the nostrils. It is designed to help a person breathe more easily during sleep. A CPAP machine increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway does not collapse when you breathe in.
The Pillar Procedure is one of the more effective method for those that are experiencing snoring due to the vibrations of a soft palate tissue. Although it requires the insertion of implants, usually it is relatively painless. Patients cannot see or feel the Pillar implants, nor do they interfere with swallowing or speech. It can be performed in a doctor’s office using the local anesthesia. It does not require the removal of any soft palate tissue. Over time the implants, together with the body’s natural fibrotic response, add structural support to and stiffen the soft palate. This structural support and stiffening reduces the tissue vibration that can cause snoring and the palatal tissue collapse that can obstruct the upper airway. A lot of patients experience a noticeable improvement within weeks. However, most individuals would usually want to try one of the many anti snoring devices to stop snoring before getting implants.
Snore Balls’ Posture Correctors
So you have a sleep posture issue but you don’t want to throw down money for a quick fix, you’d rather train yourself to sleep in a better position for respiration. There’s a simple and cheap way of doing this, but it can be irritating for many people, especially those who have trouble sleeping in different positions.
Here’s what you do: get a small plastic whiffle ball (it has to have holes in it) and zip-tie it to a clothes pin. Pin the whiffle ball to your back before going to bed, and voila! You now will be forced to sleep on your side, providing a more open air passageway and greatly reducing your chances of snoring. This isn’t a very comfortable solution, but it’s simple and it works if you don’t mind changing your sleeping habits.
The ‘Neti Pot’
Neti pots are a quick solution if nasal congestion is the cause of your snoring. Keep in mind that cough medicines and decongestants often contain chemicals that relax throat muscles, which can exacerbate snoring. Using a neti pot is a more natural solution that can clear your nasal passages easily.
Neti pots are used to pour a saline solution into one nostril and it comes out the other, carrying congestion with it and clearing your airways.
Different types of snoring exist; each one is treated in its own way. So you should consult either your dentist or Otolaryngologists before you pick up an Anti Snoring Device.