Do Anti-Snoring Devices Help To Stop Snoring?
Snoring which used to be a funny gesture (for others and not for the snorers), has proven to be not only funny, but rather dangerous because it can cause even death, not snoring itself, but the arrangement of our throat and airway muscles which causes snoring. Obviously snoring should be eliminated. And so, lots of anti-snoring devices have come up in the market. But a question arises that do they really work? To check it, we should see what the different devices are.
Anti-snoring pillows are created in such a way that they support the neck in a particular position which reduces constriction and produces maximum breathing alignment possible because of which throat airways are kept open and snoring is eliminated. While there are many brands of anti-snoring pillows available, Snoreless is becoming extremely popular. You can learn more about the Snoreless pillow by visiting this website: http://www.byebyesnoring.com/the-snoreless-pillow-review.
Retainers or anti-snoring mouthpieces keep your lower jaw protruded while you sleep. This may decrease the sound of snoring. However, their downside is they may lead to excessive salivation and change in tooth alignment.
Nasal strips are available over the counter and target snoring caused due to nasal congestion. They bring about easier breathing by opening up nostrils. But being targeted towards nasal congestion, they can give snoring relief only to some extent as snoring is mainly caused by throat tissues.
Anti-snoring strip is an adhesive strip which is to be applied on the nostrils before sleeping. It uses a technology which generates Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP) which is created during exhalation and stabilizes the upper airway, thereby lessening snoring. This is useful for snorers whose throat tissues are lax. EPAP keeps their throat more open and thus the snoring is eliminated or reduced.
The idea behind chin straps is to hold the jaws of the user to keep the mouth closed and allow breathing only through nostrils. A chin strap is commonly used to prevent snoring in combination with the nasal CPAP to eliminate mouth venting (opening of mouth) because mouth venting during the use of CPAP devices considerably decreases the efficacy of the therapy.
The underlying principle of anti-snore sprays is that the solution when spread in nostrils decreases their inner lining thus offering more room for breathing and thereby stopping snoring. The solution usually contains a combination of oils like peppermint oil or menthol, and water, glycerin and alcohol. Many users complain that the sprays are ineffective and have a bad aftertaste.
All in all, it is seen that the effectiveness of an anti-snoring device depends mainly upon the cause of snoring. Therefore you should understand what the cause of your snoring is and then choose your anti-snoring device after consulting your doctor. But it’s definite that you should use one of them because it will give you rid of snoring and improve your quality of sleep.