My father in law used to snore, it was horrible. It wasn’t mild snoring either, you could hear him regardless of where you were in the house. Ultimately it contributed to my mother in law moving into her own room in the basement. He was prescribed a CPAP machine, something horrible that is strapped to your face and makes you look like you are going into outer space. However, the worst part about a CPAP machine is it FORCES air in and out of your lungs, like a ventilator. Essentially, it does your breathing for you. For those of you who haven’t tried one, it is incredibly upsetting and can make some people feel anxious. Breathing is a natural occurrence, it is something we don’t even think about doing. By using a CPAP machine, your natural breathing is interrupted, and continues to be during your entire night’s sleep. Of course you can get used to it, but that doesn’t even take into consideration the bulkiness of the mask on your face, how it affects you overall bedroom sexiness and more.
Thankfully for us, there are countless devices on the market today that can help with snoring. After careful time, consideration and testing I have come to the conclusion that the very best method to reduce or eliminate snoring is through the use of an anti-snoring mouthpiece. I know it sounds weird, and not really something you would like to attempt to sleep with in your mouth, but hear me out.
When you fall asleep, all of the muscles and tissues in your mouth, throat and jaw relax. As you breathe, the air that passes through your throat causes these areas to vibrate. It is different for everyone. The result is the sound you hear.
There are two types of anti-snoring devices available. You will have to determine the right one for you. It may take some trial and error, but I am certain you will discover what will work best for you. The first type is a Mandibular Advancement Device or (MAD) and the second is a Tongue Retaining Device or (TRD). The MAD works by keeping your jaw upwards, instead of allowing gravity to pull it backwards while you sleep. The second does exactly what it says, it holds your tongue in place so it doesn’t fall backwards into your throat, blocking your airway.
Either device is very effective. In some cases people eliminate their snoring altogether. The downsides are that you might experience some jaw or tongue pain, however it will subside with continued use. Anti-snoring mouthpieces are offered by numerous companies, they are fairly inexpensive and in most cases you are offered a money back guarantee in the event you are unhappy or you find it doesn’t work for you.
The bottom line though is, to circumvent wearing a CPAP machine, or worse to have surgery to cure your snoring, I highly recommend the alternative option of trying a stop snoring mouthpiece. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you don’t stop snoring, but it reduces the snoring to any degree, I would hope that you would agree Read more »