Sleep is said to consume a third of our lives. The other two-thirds is spent on busy waking hours.
While we all hope for having regular restful sleep, a number of sleep disorders impede us from doing so. Among the most common culprits of our deprived sleep is snoring.
Snoring is the sound created during sleep. While we literally breathe during the whole day, this sound can only be produced once the body is at its restful position. The sounds are products of the collapsible parts in the throat that collides as air runs through them. Depending on the speed of the wind, the intensity of collision and the bulk of tissues dangling on this passage, the frequency and quality of snores vary.
Sleep is the only state where we can actually feel peaceful about ourselves. If some dangling muscles would prevent us from having rest, then we must find ways to eliminate the factors that lead to our sleep deprivation.
There are about three hundred anti snoring devices patented at the present. However, the varieties and the number of individual manufacturers using the ideas of these devices are innumerable. Thus, it is impossible for you not to find one that would suit your preferences.
Some of the most typical stop snoring devices are discussed here. We would provide you brief information on each product.
The first products at hand are adjustable beds. Sleep would never be comfortable without a bed to lay your body on. And what bed is more comfortable for snorers but the one especially designed for them? Most adjustable beds have an elevation of 30 degrees from the ground. It has been studied that this elevation would keep your tongue from sliding towards the throat and your jaw from dropping inappropriately. Thus, eliminating the possibilities of creating blockages in the air passage.
Dental appliances are also commonly advised to provide relief. There are various types of dental appliances that a snorer can use. However, there are too few that truly work for most users. Mandibular Advancement Appliances provides more comfort, durability and adaptability to one’s jaw since they are custom made. Nevertheless, such products can also be bought over-the-counter. Other dental appliances such as tongue-retaining flange and tongue retaining devices do not allow snorers to swallow comfortably. Therefore, these are not usually reported to work at their best.
There are simpler snoring devices such as stop snoring pillows and nasal breathing equipments.
Stop snoring pillows normally have mechanisms that encourage a person to sleep on his side. Sleeping on one’s back is known to induce snoring since the lower jaw is allowed to drop while creating a space where the tongue can fall back. This can also constrict the air passage, which narrows the canal through which the air can flow.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Appliances (CPAP) is known to be one of the well-recognized devices in the industry. This is a specialized mask connected to the pump that produces pressure so that the throat would be kept from collapsing. This is normally the choice of those suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
There are some not-so-often recommended devices available such as stop snoring sprays. Most comment of using it at your own risk. However, it must be understood that such products are reported to work on some cases but may not necessarily be effective for some.
In the end, you alone can choose the actual device that you will use. Please bear in mind though that you must follow strictly your physician’s counsel.