Do you share a room or a bed with someone who snores? Are you continually woken at night by the sound of your partner’s snoring? Or do you keep your partner awake with the sound of your own snoring?
There can be few worse noises to be woken by. The snoring usually occurs in the middle of the night, it can become a major cause of contention in a household and is one of the primary reasons for bedmates to sleep in separate rooms.
Snoring typically occurs when the soft tissue in the upper palate relaxes during sleep, causing the airways to become constricted and vibrations – and therefore noise – to occur in the throat.
Some snoring may be caused by sedatives or alcohol, which can lead to an increase in the relaxation of the tissues, as well as the uvula, that small triangular piece of skin, which hangs from the roof of the mouth above the throat. Simply eliminating these substances may be all the assistance required to stop occasional snoring without resorting to a snoring chin strap.
As a stop snoring device, the chin strap has proved widely popular and extremely effective and is now used in sleep clinics and hospitals to control snoring in mouth breathers.
A chin strap can help to improve breathing through the nose and put an end to noisy snoring by holding the jaw in a closed position when sleeping. A snoring chin strap helps to keep the mouth closed and has been proved very effective in stopping a person from snoring. People who breathe through their mouth when sleeping are commonly snorers and these people will usually benefit from wearing the strap.
They are inexpensive to purchase and you will know very quickly if it will be beneficial in reducing or completely eliminating your snoring.
How the anti snoring chin strap works
Research has shown that an anti snoring chin strap worn during sleep that keeps the lower jaw in an upward position increases the three dimensional space in the airway which reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. This action can eliminate or substantially reduce snoring. By enlarging or increasing the volumetric capacity of the airway and preventing soft tissue vibrations, snoring can be eliminated or substantially reduced.
The strap that we’ve had most success with is known as “My Snoring Solution”. It is very comfortable to wear and stays in place during sleep.
Snoring May be a Sign of More Serious Problems
Snoring can be a symptom of other, more serious problems such as obstructive sleep apnea that if left untreated can have fatal consequences. When breathing is restricted, the sleeper has to work harder to take in a breath. When breathing stops altogether the sleeper must partially wake up many times throughout the night to breathe. These small waking episodes can occur hundreds of times a night and whilst the snorer is probably not aware that they have woken, they will not receive a restful sleep. n
Research has shown that a snoring chin strap worn during sleep that can hold the lower jaw in an upward and forward position will increases the space in the airways preventing soft tissue vibration and eliminating or substantially reducing snoring.
People who have a loud snoring problem and constantly feel tired during the day, should contact their doctor or a sleep clinic to determine if the cause of the snoring is a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea. Once properly diagnosed, specific treatment can begin. Use of a snoring chin strap can frequently address the problem effectively.
No anti snoring device should be used unless you understand the cause of the snoring. Failing to do so can mask a more serious problem with potential long-term complications.