If you’re tired all day from poor sleep or your spouse has moved out of the bedroom, it’s probably time to start thinking about finding a snoring aids that work. Here’s how you go about it.
First, let’s look at the causes of snoring.
Snoring is a sound caused by the air you breath out passes over loose tissues in your throat, mouth or nose and causes them to vibrate. The major culprit among these tissues is the uvula which hangs down at the back of your mouth. However, snoring can result anywhere where the air passages are constricted included your nasal passages. This means it’s crucial to identify the exact cause of your condition before seeking a snoring aid.
Snoring aids work in many ways to prevent the vibration.
Some work to help you breathe through your nose which diverts the air away from the noisy tissues in the mouth. These aids include strips to hold your nostrils open and pillows to help you to sleep on your side. Other anti-snoring pillows work to position your head and neck so that your airways are as open as possible. In this way, the chance of vibration is lessened.
Here are 3 of the most popular and effective anti-snoring devices you can use to help you stop snoring at night…
Snoring Chin Strap
It is a strap that goes over the top of your head and under your chin and so can retain your chin — lower jaw — in the correct position about your upper jaw.
This then prevents you jaw moving down and backwards during sleep and causing snoring.
A snoring mouthpiece is rather like gum-shields that are held in your mouth during sleep. They are made from a special plastic-like material, and the top and bottom ‘plates’ are joined in such a way that your bottom jaw is maintained in position about your upper jaw as when awake. This prevents the jaw and tongue moving backwards.
Once the no-snoring devices became quite common and affordable, they became a huge business. You would expect to be able to buy one of those anti-snoring gadgets in any of the large drug stores such as Walmart, CVS, Riteaid, Walgreens or Target.
They have a number of mouthpieces of different models, the price is reasonable, and you would think that your search for a device to stop your snoring would be quickly over. Well, things are not as simple.
What large drug stores do not bother to tell you is the fact that there are mouthpieces for all sort of purposes: to stop you grinding your teeth, to protect your teeth from damage during contact sports, or even to keep your teeth straight. They look similar, they are made of similar material and it is very difficult to figure out which does what. So, what is the difference?
An anti-snoring pillow is specially designed and manufactured to help keep your head, neck and jaw in straight alignment to keep your airways as open as possible. Many snore pillows are also designed to force you to sleep on your side due to their shape. You can also get them made in materials that help to prevent allergies which can give rise to snoring. More details in this post: http://www.itseasytomeditate.com/snoring-aids-the-remedy-to-a-peaceful-night/
Here’s a way to choose the right snoring device.
- First, check if you have any medical condition that could cause your snoring. Examples are allergies and swollen glands such as the adenoids in your throat. If this is the case, you need to see your doctor.
- Then you need to determine if you snore through your mouth.
- If so, try a simple pillow or chin strap.
- You might also want to look into a snoring mouthpiece.
- If you tend to snore through your nose, you should look into using sprays or strips to widen the passages.
You may be suffering from a deviated septum (the septum separates the nostrils). In this case, a medical procedure may be required. One of the most straightforward snoring aids is a lifestyle change. Losing weight, stopping smoking and alcohol all work to reduce your nightly cacophony.
Snoring sounds are harmless, but it can have serious health implications and lead to daytime fatigue as well as cause disruptions in your home life thus the use of snoring aids.