Types of Anti-Snoring Devices

by Denise Wagner on February 7, 2013

Hi there! If you are looking for a solution to your snoring problem then you’ve come to the right page. Here you will find the different types of anti-snoring devices available in the market today.

There are more than a few anti-snoring devices you can choose from. While these noninvasive solutions are all designed to help unblock the throat and airways by keeping your jaw in proper position, each device is equipped with unique features and created with special materials to work in a specific way and to make it effective. What works for one snorer may not work for you though. People have different sleeping preferences and what is comfortable and effective for others may not be beneficial for you.

Oral devices or mouthpieces

Needless to say, these are appliances that are placed inside the mouth. These mouth guards are generally used by people who grind their teeth during sleep. Mouthpieces especially designed for snorers are, however, outfitted with special features to particularly treat or reduce snoring problems. Anti-snoring mouthpieces or mandibular advancement devices as what they are sometimes called – are designed to move the lower jaw forward making the airway open and reducing the vibrations of the palate that make the snoring noise.

Many of these devices are made of silicone and require molding before you can use them while others require fitting by a dentist especially those that you can only obtain by medical prescription. Factors you should consider when choosing a mouthpiece are materials, ease of use and comfort, and size among others.

Some mouthpieces do not require molding or preparation at all and can be easily used right out of the box such as Zquiet, SnoreRx and the Good Morning Snore Solution. It has FDA clearance, and it uses a living hinge technology that enables you to breathe through your mouth and nose freely and naturally while you sleep. You may refer to our Zquiet review for further information on this product.

For most tongue base snorers, oral appliances generally work. Wearing them can be uncomfortable though, particularly during the first few nights of usage. It could take time getting used to it but others do not mind as long as the devices help them get a good and silent night’s sleep. However, if you have false, missing, uneven teeth, or gum disease this option may not work best for you.

Chin straps

Probably the simplest anti-snoring remedy, chin straps or jaw straps have been around for some time and have been proven to be effective by many snorers. Like oral devices, chin straps help to position your jaw properly to clear the airway passage. They are like headgears that you strap around your jaw at night keeping your mouth from hanging open. They are especially designed to make breathing through your nose more easily. Jaw straps can be easily customized or adjusted without having to bother or compromise your teeth and gums.

These remedies are very easy to use and require no preparation. It may initially cause slight itching where the strap touches your skin but other than chin straps are comfortable to use. If you think this type of remedy is suitable for you, find a chin strap that is made of quality materials to prevent allergic reactions. You may visit our review on My Snoring Solution – a popular anti-snoring chin strap, for an in-depth information on this product.

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