A stop snoring mouthpieces works fairly simply. Worn in the mouth during the night, they hold the wearer’s jaw slightly forward. Snoring is often theresult of relaxed tissues at the back of the throat which block air passages. Anti-snoring mouthguards combat this by positioning the muscles in the throat and mouth to maintain an open airway and allow the wearer to breathe naturally and without difficulty.
Advantages of a Stop Snoring Mouthpiece
Anti-snore mouth guards have been found by many to be effective in the reduction of snoring. The vast majority of anti-snore mouthguards are molded to the wearer, ensuring a custom fit. Most anti-snoring mouthguards are cleared by the FDA and not considered to be a choking hazard. They can be obtained with or without a doctor’s prescription, in-store (with) and online (without).
Disadvantages of an Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece
One of the biggest drawbacks to an anti-snoring mouthpiece is discomfort. The mouthpiece is worn much like a retainer and must remain in your mouth throughout the night to be effective. For some this is not an issue, while others find this uncomfortable and inconvenient. Some people have reported difficulty breathing while wearing the device, while others complain of a sore jaw upon waking. Saliva build-up is also a common problem encountered while using anti-snore mouthguards, and can cause nausea.
In addition, due to the nature of the device, snoring mouthguards are not to be worn by children, as they can interfere with proper teeth development. One category of anti-snore mouthguards known as “jaw advancing” mouth guards have been linked to jaw issues. In these cases the wearer was urged to discontinue use of the mouthguard.
While many snorers have achieved peaceful sleep by way of anti-snoring mouthpieces, others find them to be uncomfortable and ineffective. A new alternative that is both highly effective and affordable is Theravent Advanced Nightly Snore Therapy. Using Expository Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP), Theravent comfortably opens the user’s airways to allow easy, unobstructed breathing. Theravent is the first EPAP device of its kind to be approved by the FDA to reduce, and even stop, snoring. Created with Theravent’s patented MicroValve technology, Theravent™ Nightly Advanced Snore Therapy is a small, comfortable device worn on the nose nightly.