From hollow nose plugs that prop your nostrils open to chin straps, a variety of anti-snoring devices have been developed to save you from the loud snores that have been affecting your sleep every night. But they pose a question- are these devices really effective in stifling the snores? The answer to this is yes; these devices can work wonders for your snores and help your roommate or spouse finally get a good night’s sleep. Let’s look into some of the most common anti-snoring devices that have been improving the quality of sleep people get.
When you lay on your back, your airway is narrowed because the back of your throat is relaxed. This causes vibration, which leads to snores. A snore stopper works to open this airway. This can be done devices with nose plugs, especially is the cause of your snoring is a deviated septum or other related issues.
Sleeping on Side: Sleeping on your side is considered a way of getting rid of snores because when you lay on your back the airway gets blocked by your tongue, which leads to snores. There are devices that have been designed to help you sleep on your side. These are straps and pillows that poke you or make you uncomfortable if you sleep on your back, thus ensuring that you sleep on your side through the night and do not snore.
Chin Straps : These chin straps are designed to reposition your jaw. This opens the airway, and you can therefore be free of snores. Make sure that you do not buy a chin strap that covers your entire mouth since it has a risk of choking the person in sleep.
Poking Devices: Poking devices gently prod the person to make sure they do not snore. Wristbands that give you a little shock when you snore are also used by some people to stop snoring in sleep. But if you do not like being shocked awake, this is not the right choice for you.
CPAP Masks: Continuous positive airway pressure masks are effective anti-snoring devices. They help in opening the airways, which can help a person get rid of snores.
Treating snores is not only important for the well-being of your relationship with your partner, but it also affects your health. Regular snoring might be because of sleep apnea which means that your breathing is interrupted during sleeping. This could put you at the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart diseases and a stroke in extreme cases. Sleep apnea can be dangerous if it remains undiagnosed, but it is treatable if detected. If you are a snorer and have trouble breathing while sleeping, you should immediately see a doctor.
All of these anti-snoring devices can work effectively and improve the quality of sleep you get every night. This will also save your spouse from interrupted sleep and prevent your relationship from troubles caused by your snores.