What is a snore aid all about? It is a tool that can be used by snorers as a means of eliminating or reducing their snoring problem. The distance of snoring aids varies, and deals with the problem in a range of different ways.
One of the most well-known and common anti-snoring devices is the snoring pillow. No, it’s not a pillow that snores and thus muffles your own noise. There are a number of different manufacturers on stop snoring pillows, but the Sona pillow is on that is frequently seen on television, and is also FDA approved.
These pillows work by preventing the patient from adopting a sleeping position that encourages them to snore. Many people, for example, snore when they sleep on their backs. The soft tissues of the mouth and throat relax or vibrate, causing that snoring noise, or temporarily blocking the airway which causes the snorer to make noises as they struggle for breath. These pillows will ensure that the sleeper stays on their side, and some also extend the neck and extend the lower jaw, a good position for a clearer airway. Snoring is actually closely related to the more serious condition of sleep apnea, in which the airway is blocked and the sleeper cease to breathe for 10 seconds or more. This condition needs some medical intervention.
The Causes Of Snoring
When we breathe at night, most of us used to lay on our backs and breathe with our mouths open. The soft tissues of the throat and soft palate can vibrate and become overly relaxed, as well as partially blocking the airway. These vibrations cause the noise that we know as snoring. The uvula, which hangs down at the back of the mouth is often the culprit. By the simple act of repositioning your body, a snore aid may be all you need to make snoring a thing of the past.
Snoring aids work by a number of methods, but all work to prevent the vibration and the blocking of the airway during slumber. Some help by helping you to breathe through your nose, the natural way to breathe during sleep. Nasal sprays and strips help keep the nasal passages clear.
Another snore aid is the snoring mouthpiece. These look very much like a gum shield and fit into the sleeper’s mouth during the hours of sleep. They work in a number of ways, depending on the design. Firstly, they can extend the lower jaw slightly, thus opening the airway and allowing the free passage of air. Others hold the tongue down slightly so that the airway remains clear. These mouthpieces can take a little getting used to. There are options to buy cheap generic ones, or a dental device can be made by your dental specialist, but these cost a lot more.
There are also snoring rings, sprays, tablets and other aids to help you stop snoring. Reducing smoking and alcohol consumption can also help, as does a reduction in body weight for the obese.
Check the links below for more advice on snore aid ideas.