Night has arrived, and so has the dreaded snoring. A massive 45% of Americans are snorers. This can be a significant problem to the one who has to sleep next to the person doing the snoring. In many cases, relationships and marriages can have problems that ultimately lead to someone having to sleep in a separate room. I am also fairly certain that this has a cascade of negative effects on a person’s life. From their self-esteem to a possible lack of attraction by their mate. Let’s face it, snoring isn’t sexy.
However, with a number like 45%, we would be contrite to not call this an epidemic. What actually causes snoring? There are several factors at play when it comes to snoring. Gravity, tongue and the jaw are the primary culprits. When a person falls asleep, their tongue and jaw muscles relax. This allows gravity to pull them backwards into the throat and narrowing the airway. When this occurs, you get the dreaded snoring sound, which is simply the tongue, muscles or the soft palate vibrating.
In addition to snoring, the person may simultaneously be experiencing sleep apnea. A very serious health condition where they will stop breathing for a short period of time during their sleep. In most cases, this lack of breathing can also cause you to wake up. This revolving circle of sleep, snoring and waking up can create a devastating loss of quality sleep.
Thankfully, there are a number of awesome anti-snoring remedies available. One of the best is the anti-snoring mouthpiece. It is a plastic mouthpiece similar to one seen being worn by professional athletes that corrects either the tongue or jaw placement to eliminate snoring. There are two types available on the market. The MAD or Mandibular Advancement Device and TSD or Tongue Stabilizing Device. Both have had extensive studies done to determine their effectiveness with amazing results.
The MAD works by holding your jaw forward so that when you fall asleep, your jaw doesn’t fall backwards and block your airway. Similarly, the TSD holds your tongue in place via suction to keep it from falling backwards.
It is important to determine the best device for you to receive maximize results. The great news is, most of these devices are fairly inexpensive, easy to care for and maintain. It is imperative and I highly recommended that you read anti-snoring mouthpiece reviews in order to find the best fit for you. What works for someone else might not work for you.
The benefits of anti-snoring mouthpieces are wonderful for the snorer and the person sleeping next to him/her. If you don’t find a way to fix the snoring it can have serious health consequences and can affect your entire life. Sleep is necessary to survive. Those who snore, especially from sleep apnea can experience diminished bodily functions during the day. Often, the snoring at night will cause a person to doze off during the day. Snoring creates a cascade of health problems that can be life threatening. In addition to simply being tired, your brain is deprived of oxygen and snoring can cause you to become dehydrated.
In the bigger picture, we now know that snoring can cause greater health problems like, stroke, heart disease, hypertension and cancer.
An anti-snoring mouthpiece is a quick fix solution. Many people who snore are overweight, this in itself can be the cause of the snoring. However, it is not always easy to lose the excess weight to stop the snoring. However, looking to correct the problem in the long term is a good idea. Excess weight is bad for the body, so ultimately losing any excess weight is the best option. In the meantime, a mouthpiece can be a quick solution to help you and your significant other get a good night’s rest.