New advances in anti-snoring dental devices allow
our experience, the most effective over the counter, non-invasive
snoring remedies are the plastic mouthpieces which you wear overnight,
and which prevent snoring by advancing your lower jaw slightly thereby
keeping your airways open.
There are numerous versions of these
mouthpieces available via the Internet, almost all falling into the
"boil and bite" category. Made of soft plastic, you soften the
device in hot water, then you mold it your mouth, holding your jaw
forward a small amount. When the mold cools, it is firm but
flexible and will keep your jaw slightly advanced while asleep.
Dentists, as you would guess, feel they
should be the ones to prescribe and fit such a device. They have
been somewhat scornful of the one-size-fits-all
"boil-and-bite" products. They would prefer you to go with an
expensive, dentist-fitted, custom-made device that will, they say be
more comfortable and effective. But, of course, more expensive.
A compromise between the
one-size-fits-all approach and a dentist-prescribed solution is the
infinitely adjustable SomnoGuard AP. which we recently tested courtesy
of our sponsor NoSnoreZone.com.
Unlike the first generation boil-and-bite
models, the SomnoGuard AP is a two-piece device that allows lateral
movement of the jaw. Each piece is molded separately, allowing for a
tighter fit that makes it less likely you
will spit out the device while you sleep. The upper and lower pieces fit
together by sliding a screw attached to the lower piece into a groove on
the upper piece. By adjusting the amount that the screw protrudes
from the lower piece, you can easily control the amount of advancement
to find just the right setting that is both comfortable for you and
inhibits your snoring. Ingenious!
This mouthpiece sells for $169.95, about
twice the cost of the simpler products but still much cheaper than the
prescription-only products. NoSnoreZone.com will ship anywhere in
the world for this price.
For more information:
See also a
review of research and guidelines into the use of oral devices to treat
mild obstructive sleep apnea
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Anti-Snore Pillow responds to the sound of your snoring!
Does your partner have to push you to stop
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automatically. A built-in sensor detects your snoring and gently shifts
your head and neck left and right, restoring proper sleep posture.
This new pillow was introduced in Taiwan last
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adjust the positions of your neck and tongue, reducing snoring by
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Z-Snore All-Natural Snoring Spray
We have tried several anti-snoring sprays,
most of which work by oiling your throat so that it doesn't squeak, I
mean roar, at night. We have not found them personally effective.
Z-Snore, a new all-natural snoring remedy, is different, in that it
tones and shrinks the throat muscles, tonsils and mucus membranes,
improving respiration. To quote my wife, Z-Snore "certainly seems to