When choosing a snoring device, one must look at the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Snoring devices, though helpful, will feel a bit foreign to the body when you first use them, in order for you to choose the right one for you it is necessary to try out each one, unfortunately most of these devices are quite costly, not to the sense that they are unobtainable to the common man but to the sense that it wouldn’t be a financially sound idea to have one of each. To help you choose the one you might be most comfortable with, I will tell you the different kinds of snoring devices and how each work. After reading the description of the device’s workings, you might be able to pick one that will suit you.
These are devices you put in your mouth overnight, there are two kinds I am aware of, the Mandibular Advancement device or MAD and the Tongue Stabilizing Device or TSD. These two works to stop your snoring in two different ways.
- Tongue Stabilizing Device – works by placing your tongue forward, allowing the throat have a larger air passage, as the narrowing of this passage way along with flabby tissue causes most snoring.
- Mandibular Advancement Device – Works by correcting the position of your lower jaw, often times pushing it forward, this will allow the same effects of TSD devices to occur, that being the opening of the air passage. According to recent SnoreRX reviews these devices have their own flaws.
CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device uses a continuous flow of pressurized air to pass through the airway, allowing it to be continuously receiving oxygen and remain open. This is achieved by the use of a facial mask, much like an oxygen mask, connected to a machine the size of a nebulizer. This is actually used more for treatment or management of a condition called Sleep Apnea Disorder, a condition where the person suffering from it stops breathing while sleeping, this is often accompanied by loud snoring.
One problem that many users of the device are the feeling of dryness and soreness of the throat when using it, this is due to the continuous airflow. Another is the constrictive feeling of the mask, it is strapped on to your face to prevent it from falling off.
3.) Chin Strap
Its intended effect is the same as the mouthpieces, to position the mouth and jaw in a way that the air passage will open up. Though this may be the least intrusive or constrictive device in the list it also has mix reviews from users, some stating it is not very effective. The name is self-explanatory, you use a special strap on your chin to achieve results.
4.) Special Pillows
It’s a pillow, basically designed to position yourself in a way that you will not snore. It’s not very effective as everyone do tend to shift position during sleep. You can try sleeping on your front if you really don’t want to spend for these devices.
There are more so called devices that can be put in this list, but most of them have such bad reviews that spending any money on them would be considered a waste. Just choose the one that you think will help you achieve the results you want, hopefully you will be happy with it.