A snoring mask, also known as a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, is often regarded as one of the best anti-snoring devices available. Early CPAP masks were bulky and cumbersome to wear and were generally only used as a last resort. CPAP masks of today, however, are much more user-friendly and are designed with the user’s comfort in mind.
HOW AND WHEN TO USE A SNORING MASK (CPAP MACHINE)
Many users choose to use a snoring mask, or CPAP machine, to alleviate snoring, sleep apnea, and problems related to a deviated septum. The mask pumps a continuous flow of air into the mask, which helps to provide a constant supply of oxygen to the wearer and open airways.
ANTI-SNORE MASKS: THE GOOD AND THE BAD
There are many benefits to using an anti-snore mask, or CPAP machine. In addition to easing snoring, CPAP machines are also a proven treatment for sleep apnea. Most snore masks are adjustable and can be outfitted to the wearer.
While anti-snore masks have proved successful in many cases, they do have serious drawbacks. These include dry nose and throat, congestion and severe discomfort. In some cases, the constant air flow is difficult for the wearer to adjust to, resulting in sleeplessness. Sleepers who suffer from mouth-breathing also report suffering from stomach issues due to air being “swallowed” rather than inhaled. Less common, but just as serious, some CPAP users report suffering from nose bleeds.
A great alternative to anti-snore masks that has a high success rate without all of the unwanted side effects is Theravent™ Nightly Advanced Snore Therapy. Theravent’s new technology, Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP) is a comfortable, easy-to-use device worn nightly on the nose. Using Provent’s Prescription Technology, Theravent has created an affordable alternative to pricey, complicated devices without all of the unwanted side effects.