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Stop Snoring Device – Which is Best?

By March 1, 2022Snoring
Man tired at desk - could a stop snoring device help?

Did you know that 45% of men and 30% of women regularly snore? Could a stop snoring device help?

Nobody wants to accept or admit they snore, however, if your partner or other household members say you do, it’s most likely so. In this case, you really should do what you can to address the issue and stop snoring. This is not only for the benefit of your relationships but also for your health and wellbeing.

Not only can snoring lead to personal resentment and broken sleep, but it can also cause headaches on waking, daytime sleepiness, irritability, poor memory and concentration, sluggishness, and the stereotypical mid-afternoon slump. It also increases your risks of accidents and is linked to metabolic issues and major health concerns like cardiovascular disease, Type II diabetes, depression, and even cancer.

What’s the Solution to Snoring?

There are several different approaches you can take to help with snoring. These include an array of simple but effective lifestyle modifications, using anti-snore devices, and seeing your doctor if your snoring is a major issue. Seeking medical advice is particularly important if you suspect that you have obstructive sleep apnoea.

Using a stop snoring device can be an effective way to help yourself stop snoring. Several types of these are available, with different levels of success. Understanding your options and how they work is essential for finding the right solution for yourself.

Stop Snoring Devices

Many different devices on the market aim to stop snoring. Choosing the right snoring solution from the outset can be difficult – which one is best?
The most common devices available to help with snoring include:

  1. Nasal Strips & Nasal Dilators
    These are small devices that are used to help keep the nostrils open while you sleep. Their potential lies only in overcoming nasal snoring, which happens when the nasal passages are blocked. (This is one of the least common causes of snoring).

    Nasal strips are specialised adhesive tape that is worn on the sides of the nose to pull the nostrils open.

    Nasal dilators are plastic (or occasionally metal) devices in a conelike shape that are inserted into the nostrils. They hold the nostrils open to facilitate airflow.

    These devices only work on the lower nasal passages and do not help with snoring deriving from the nasopharynx, mouth, or throat.

  2. Chin Straps
    These adhesive strips are worn under the chin to hold the mouth closed. This forces the wearer to only breathe through the nose. In cases where there is a blocked nose due to irritation, inflammation, anatomical abnormality or any other cause of nasal blockage, chin straps are not considered to be safe.
  3. Vestibular Shield
    This plastic device is worn inside the mouth to block the flow of air, thereby forcing nasal breathing. It is not an ideal nor a particularly safe solution.
  4. Mandibular Advancement Device
    These are also called oral mouthguards. They are effective for a majority of people who experience the most common type of snoring, which is caused by vibration of the soft tissues of the base of the tongue or the soft palate. Some are also clinically certified to treat the symptoms associated with mild to moderate sleep apnea.

    Mandibular advancement devices move the lower jaw forward during sleep. This opens the back of the throat, enabling better airflow and preventing snoring from occurring, even if you sleep on your back. The best of these allow for comfortable, free breathing through the mouth.

  5. Tongue Retaining Device
    Another type of anti-snoring device that is worn in the mouth, the tongue retaining device grips the tip of the tongue so that it can not relax into the throat during sleep. Many people find this type of device to be quite uncomfortable and difficult to get used to, even though it is very safe to use.
  6. Air Purifiers
    Clean, moist air is the answer for people whose snoring results from irritation and inflammation of the airways which is caused by allergies and/or pollutants. Air purifiers are a potentially effective solution for snorers who live in very dry climates or homes, who have allergies to dust, pet dander, or pollen, who have hay fever or asthma, who smoke, or who live with smokers.

Which Stop Snoring Device is the Best?

You need to find and use the device that works for you.

Consider:

  • What is the cause of your snoring? Does the device address this?
  • Is the device budget-friendly and value for money?
  • How easy, comfortable, and convenient is it to use?
  • Is it safe to use and backed by science?
  • Does it really work for you?
  • Can it be cleaned/reused?
  • Is it portable and discreet?
  • Does it enable good quality sleep for you – and your partner?

The mandibular advancement device is among the most effective of all stop snoring devices – and ApneaRx is arguably the best of these.

ApneaRx is a Class 1 Registered Medical Device that is used by snorers and people suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea worldwide. It has been specifically designed to gently reposition the lower jaw (mandible) slightly forward during sleep. This helps keep your airways open for smoother, clearer breathing and stops snoring from occurring, ensuring a more peaceful and healthier nights sleep.

ApneaRx is:

  • Proven to be Effective
  • Affordable’
  • Non-Invasive
  • Washable/Reusable
  • Micro-Adjustable for the Perfect Fit
  • Comfortable and Safe to Use
  • Backed by Science
  • Portable and Discreet
  • Will not interrupt your sleep or your partner’s sleep
  • Backed by a warranty/money-back guarantee

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