Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
Anti-Snoring Devices & Snoring Aids
One of the most important things you do every day is sleep. If you want to get up refreshed and energized to take on the day, you have to get enough hours of restful sleep during the night. If you are snoring or maybe your partner is snoring, getting a night of restful sleep is impossible. There are many options to minimize the noise from snoring.
Sleep apnea is very different from regular snoring, and it is critical to know the difference between them. Take a look at this sleep apnea page for more info about this disorder and how to treat it.
Stop Snoring Tips
What is causing your snoring? This is where you need to start. There are a few tests you can do to determine what kind of snorer you are: nose, tongue, palatal flutterer or mouth breather. We’ll now take a closer look at each of these and the treatments:
Nose – Is collapsing nostrils or blocked nasal passages the cause of your snoring? If so, give nasal strips a try. The strips’ lifting action opens up the sinus passages. This makes breathing easier if nasal congestion was the cause of the snoring. Another solution is natural nasal dilators. These open up the nasal passage allowing more air in. The anti-snoring mouth rinse also helps to minimize snoring sounds.
Tongue – A mouthguard is the best option for this kind of snorer and one of the best available is the Stop-snoring Mouthguard. It is adjustable and has been proven clinically and medically to stop snoring. The device fits snugly over your upper teeth. The lower jaw cannot fall back and this keeps the airways open when sleeping. There are no hard edges on the Zoom Health mouthguard that you will usually find in other mouthguards. You can breathe easier since you have full control of the lower jaw.
Palatal Flutterer – When the soft palate flutters at a low-frequency, this results in this kind of snoring. Chin-up strips work well with this kind of snorer. Another option is to reduce vibration with an anti-snoring mouthguard.
Mouth Breather – This kind of snoring results from relaxed muscles in the mouth. Chin-up strips are a solution for this kind of snorer. They are made to stop the mouth from opening during sleep. Control the air passing with oral shields.
Earplugs – you can of course help your partner by giving them some earplugs for snoring. At least if you can’t stop snoring, your can at least block out the noise for them so that they get a decent nights sleep!
In conclusion, snoring is caused by different physical elements and some devices help with each element. Start by finding out the source of your snoring or your partner’s snoring. Once you figure that out, finding a solution is easier.