New Technologies That May Help You Stop Snoring

 

Stop snoring devices have come a long way. What once began as a simple breathing strip you place across the bridge of your nose has transformed into an assortment of highly-advanced products aimed at reducing and even stopping snoring. With further investigation into the science behind snoring, manufacturers are learning what really causes the problem and are then developing products with today’s latest technology to remedy snoring.

Theravent - The Easy Way To Stop Snoring, That Works!

One of the latest products to use a technological advance in the treatment of snoring is Theravent Nightly Snore Therapy. This product uses expiratory positive airway pressure or EPAP to help you maintain a clear airway while you sleep. This technology was previously only available with a prescription to treat snoring, but is now available online as an over-the-counter treatment. Designed to work with your own breath, Theravent fits over your nostrils and uses special MicroValve Technolgoy to create a gentle pressure that naturally opens your airway and relieves snoring as you exhale. This easy-to-use product is affordable and portable (you use a new device each night) and begins working the very first night.

NightShift - No More Sleeping On Your Back

Another perk in the recent advances to technology in general is the ability for devices of any kind to collect and store personal data. Think about products you might use in conjunction with a workout routine that store data on heart rate or calories burned. The device becomes your own personal advisor. The same technology has been applied to help you stop snoring. By storing information on sleep position, snoring level, and body movement while you sleep, devices like Nightshift encourage you to sleep on your side - the ideal position to reduce and potentially stop snoring. This specific device fits around your neck, charges via USB, and holds a charge for three nights. It starts working the second night in use after collecting a baseline of data the first night and then uses gentle vibrations to encourage you to stay off your back while sleeping (the position that leads to the heaviest snoring.) Data is stored in the device for up to 12 months so by learning your sleep patterns, Nightshift helps you maintain the ideal sleeping position for a quieter night’s sleep.

Personalized devices for reducing snoring have been in use for a while, but technological advances are making them more easily available. Before, you could go to your dentist and get fitted for a mouthguard to help reduce snoring and while you can still do that, technology now allows you to order a mouthguard from home and mail in a mold to get a personalized device to use at night. Mouthguards work to soften snoring by pushing the lower jaw and tongue slightly forward. This lowers the rate of airflow which leads to less tissue vibration. It’s the vibrations that you hear when you snore. Even with the increased access to mouthguards as a stop snoring device, the product as a whole is still met with some dissatisfaction. Side effects of the device can include a buildup of saliva, general discomfort, and issues with the gums and other oral tissue. Long-term using mouthguards can also potentially cause permanent repositioning of teeth and gums.

Since technology is an ever-developing thing, the latest technology to make its way into a stop snoring device will be forever changing. Manufacturers out there now are doing a good job of utilizing technological advances to create the best products for you to address snoring. There is so much variety available in both what area of snoring the products treat and what technology they use to do so that it’s up to you to find the product that’s right for you.