Snoring is a common sleeping disorder that affects 1 in every 3 people and varies in degrees. While some snorers make less noise that hardly disturbs if one sleeps besides them, there are people whose snoring can be annoying and to some extent, an indication of serious health condition. Some couples sleep in separate rooms due to the other's snoring problem!
Medical experts suggest that snoring can be a sign of some underlying health condition. Snoring can be taken as a warning of the body to respond to some medical condition that is or may affect the body.
Snoring can be a hint towards sleep disorders like sleep apnea or the presence of tonsils that restrict the flow of air while breathing. With medical advancements, anti snoring mouthpieces have been developed, that help the snorer to have quality sleep and also prevent disruption of the partner's sleep.
What are Anti Snoring Instruments?
They are basically dental devices that are used to stop the problems of snoring. The basic principle of working of these devices is maintenance of proper position of the mouth while sleeping, which, in turn, prevents snoring. The mouthpieces are generally made of plastic and they can be easily worn in the mouth.
Since the soft tissues of the throat collapse and obstruct the path of the airways while sleeping, these devices are designed in such a way that they prevent the collapsing of these tissues by keeping the lower jaw forward or by lifting the soft palate. They are available in various brands and at effective prices.
Do They Work?
There are various issues related to the working of these mouthpieces. It is a fact that anti snoring devices take many days before one gets used to them. Many people, who have used these devices have complained of side effects like excessive salivation, shifting of teeth positions, and various other problems of the mouth.
People who have problems related to tooth and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction are not recommended to use these devices. The effectiveness of such devices has been reported in various cases, while in some it has been found to be ineffective.
For effectively using the device, one must carefully read the information brochure and must follow its instructions. Consulting a medical expert to find the root cause of snoring, is essential before one proceeds to buy these devices. With these simple mouthpieces, one can avoid the issues of any serious illness that may occur due to snoring.
If the devices are not of great help to you, you needn't be disappointed as there are various other cures for snoring. Besides mouthpieces, laser surgery is also an option for you, however, other treatment options might be relatively expensive as compared to the above devices.
There are various exercises that strengthen the throat area and help to get rid of snoring, however, these exercises need lot of practice. If you wish, you can try the mouthpieces after consulting a professional medical practitioner.