Snoring is an annoying condition that affects millions of people the world over. Some view it as a minor irritant, though it can often impact health and sometimes quite severely. Its not surprising then, that there are now a whole range of anti snoring devices available, both medically and over the counter, that promise to work – but with varying degrees of success. Choosing the best, most effective, least invasive and most cost-effective device can be difficult as some are quite expensive and might sometimes turn out not to be that effective. Here is a summary of the pros and cons of the available anti snoring devices that work.
A proper understanding of the main causes of snoring while sleeping is vital to treat snoring conditions, and therefore seeking adequate medical advice should always be the first consideration. Snoring conditions are not always the same as more severe cases can lead to sleep apnea, which is a stoppage in breathing, and therefore a reduction in oxygen, which in turn can have severe health implications. The way that a device improves the airflow in breathing passage ways is often what makes using that particular device successful.
Diagnosing the manner in which snoring takes place is vital to using the correct device that aims to keep certain passage ways open. Depending on the condition, one could either be a nasal or a throat snorer. If nasal, keeping the nose open with specially designed plugs that allow air flow without any collapsing might work. If throat based, a tongue stabilizing device (TSD) might be best to keep the tongue from restricting the air. There are also chin straps that force breathing through nasal passages instead of throat. Sometimes mouth guards can work.