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What is an Anti Snoring Device & How They Work

By March 31, 2021Snoring
Anti snoring device - relief from a snoring partner.

Snoring is a significant issue for New Zealanders, and 50% of us snore at least occasionally. 25% are habitual snorers, and an anti snoring device can often provide relief. Not just an annoyance for sleeping partners, snoring can cause numerous negative health effects, including nighttime waking and insomnia, daytime sleepiness, irritability, and even long term negative effects. Snoring can even increase the risks of developing serious health conditions, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Type II diabetes, and some forms of cancer. 

What Causes Snoring? When the tissues of the upper airways are blocked or restricted, snoring occurs. This can happen when the tongue, uvula, or other tissues become swollen or relax and collapse, obstructing airflow through the back of the mouth and the throat. These tissues vibrate during the effort to breathe and this causes the snoring sound. 

Snoring is a chronic condition. It has no cure, but the risks can be mitigated.  Various lifestyle changes can help, as can certain medical interventions like surgery to remove the tonsils or to open up the sinuses if it is indicated in certain cases. 

One of the easiest ways to stop snoring is to use an anti snoring device.

Anti Snoring Device – What are They?

Anti-snoring devices are used to help prevent snoring. They may be worn on or in the nose or mouth, work to change the snorer’s sleeping position, or alert the sleeper when snoring begins.

Types of Anti-Snoring Devices

  • Positional Amendment – these are devices that change the person’s sleeping position. Sleeping on the back is a major contributor to snoring.  By encouraging or forcing the snorer onto their side, snoring can be stopped. These devices can be DIY (as simple as a tennis ball taped to the back) or be complex, expensive devices bought to be worn on the torso at night to limit sleeping on your back.

  • Anti-Snoring Pillows – these raise the sleeper’s head position to help align the head and spine properly and further encourage side sleeping.

  • Electronic Sleep-interruption Devices – these devices are more expensive. They may be designed to be worn on the chest, torso, or neck during sleep, and they vibrate when the sleeper moves onto their back or if they begin snoring. This vibration gently disrupts the sleeper; the goal is to stop the snoring and move them into a more suitable sleeping position.

  • Nasal Dilators – these are strips that are worn on the nose at night. Their design aims to open the nasal passages and encourage nasal breathing rather than mouth breathing during sleep. While some people can still snore when they breathe through their nose, it is not as likely to result in snoring as mouth breathing.

  • Mandibular Adjustment Devices – commonly (but incorrectly!) called mouth guards, these are devices that are worn in the mouth during sleep. They work by moving the lower jaw (mandible) slightly forward. This creates more space for air to flow through the back of the mouth and throat.

  • CPAP Machine – this is usually prescribed by doctors and sleep specialists for people who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea. A mask is worn over the nostrils or mouth during sleep and airflow is strong enough to force enough air into the airways to keep them open. 

The best anti-snoring device will:

  1. Minimise snoring, or stop you from snoring
  2. Be safe, user-friendly, and comfortable
  3. Be affordable and reusable
  4. Have few (if any) side effects
  5. Not disrupt your sleep or that of others

Choose the right anti-snoring solution and it can change your life. You’ll not only enjoy better sleep (as will your sleep partner) but also improved health, possible weight loss, enhanced mood and concentration, and you will be safer on the road and in the workplace. Your mental health will improve, and your risks of developing chronic diseases will fall.

ApneaRX – The Best Anti-Snoring Device

ApneaRX is the anti-snoring solution you need! The NZ brand of a revolutionary anti snoring device that has improved sleep quality for people globally. It is worn in the mouth during sleep, gently repositioning the mandible and modifying the behaviour of the tongue, soft palate, and lower jaw muscles. This helps open the airways and stops snoring.

ApneaRX is:

  • Scientifically engineered and manufactured to the highest standards
  • Medically proven to be effective 
  • Micro-Adjustable 
  • Safe & Comfortable
  • Reusable & affordable
  • Has no negative side effects
  • Will not interrupt your sleep or that of your partner
  • Recommended by doctors, pharmacists, dentists and sleep specialists

Manufactured to the highest NZ Standards, ApneaRX is suitable to be used by anyone over 18 years of age. 

Place your order for ApneaRX today

Learn more about how the ApneaRX works here, or call 0800 111 325.