October 28, 2021 · 4 Minute read
October 28, 2021

Best Anti Snoring Devices

4 Minute read

Do you have a habit of snoring? This could be due to the structure of your nose's bones or to other sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea.These issues usually aggravate your snoring and may cause you to wake up in the middle of the night.

Snoring, which is a sign of troubled breathing, indicates that you do not feel refreshed in the morning.People are sometimes woken up by their own snoring noises and the suffer from daytime sleepiness as a side effect. Fortunately, there are numerous anti snoring devices available to help prevent this problem.

Let's take a look at some of the best anti-snoring devices and how these devices work.

The Best Anti-Snoring Devices

Let’s look at the different types of anti-snoring devices you can use.

1. Anti-snoring Belt

Anti-snoring belt

The adjustable anti-snoring belt is the kind of device that you loop around your chest. It has a vibrating mechanism that alerts you whenever you are sleeping on your back which can cause snoring. As a result, you roll onto your side and stop snoring. If you are a supine sleeper, meaning you sleep on your back, your snoring is likely to accelerate. Using this belt, you would be conditioning your body to understand that you should change sleeping positions and sleep on your side.

Sleeping on your side, your airways are kept open, which helps lessen the snoring. One good thing about the anti-snoring belt is that you don’t need a prescription to use it. The device is on the gentle side and produces much less vibration than a cellphone. Therefore, your partner won’t feel disturbed, and only you will get the sweet reminder.

2. Nasal Dilators

diffeent types of nasal dialators

A nasal dilator can be carried around anywhere you go. You can use it on the flight as you can in a hotel room. Nasal snoring aids help get rid of nasal congestion occurring inside your nasal passages and gives you relief from your snoring problem so that you or your partner don’t end up waking at random hours of the night due to your snoring. They can help you train yourself to breath through your nose and stop mouth breathing. They come in different sizes to fit most nasal passages and some are made of high-quality silicone to ensure a secure fit.

In general, not being able to breathe properly can be frustrating. If you use nasal dilator, you will have an easier time breathing in your sleep. Also, it is a reusable device. A nasal dilator has about a year of validity. The device can be adjusted so that it fits your nostril shape. Not to mention, you can use the nasal aid along with the CPAP machine without the devices disturbing each other’s function. In fact, the nasal aid is a wonderful addition to the mask.  Another thing you can try are nasal strips which are disposable strips you place on the lower part of your nose to open up your sinuses.

3. Mandibular Advancement Devices

Mandibular Advancement Devices         

Mandibular advancement devices is a anti-snoring mouthpiece that works by moving the lower jaw and tongue forward reducing any obstruction or blockage that may occur in the back of the throat. Your airway will be narrower if your soft palate is relatively thick or hangs low so the MAD devices help with positioning to decrease or eliminate snoring. These devices are mainly recommended to people with non-osa related snoring issues.
These devices, also known as MAD, are custom made to fit your mouth. There are also other over the counter MAD devices that are known as "boil and bite" because you need to boil the mouth guard, wait for it to cool down and then bite. The boil-and bite mouth pieces for snorers are FDA approved as over the counter treatments. Both the boil-and bite and custom made MAD devices are good snoring solutions but they cause drooling in some people. These devices are not recommended for people with dentures.

4. Mouth Sleep Strips

Somnifix mouth strips

A common occurrence in people who snore a lot is that their mouth falls open while sleeping. This results from their breathing problem, which leads people to breathe through their mouth while sleeping. Yet, that has never been a healthy way to breathe. Usually, mouth breathers use chinstraps to ensure their mouths don’t fall open while sleeping. While no doubt effective, people who don’t enjoy having giant patches on their face and have claustrophobia tend to be deterred from it.

The mouth sleep strips are the perfect solution to this problem. It acts as a seal, keeping your mouth shut while sleeping. They are one size fits all so you don't need to worry about sizing. As your mouth stays closed, you don’t end up having a dry mouth or having your nasal passageway congested. This lowers down your snoring problem.

The best thing about the strips is the ease of removing them. You also fall asleep faster this way, and you force your nose to breathe in deeply. As a result, you feel relaxed and can stay asleep for a longer time.

Why Do You Snore?

To understand the best device for stopping your snoring, you need to know why you are snoring in the first place. The probable causes are:

1 . Congested Nose

Irritants and allergens can irritate our upper airways, resulting in stuffy noses and swollen throats, as well as increased resistance to the air we breathe. As a result, your airways often get blocked, leading to snoring. 

2. Not Getting Enough Sleep

If you don’t get much sleep regularly but then suddenly fall asleep, it can often lead to snoring. Your body is so relaxed, especially your throat muscles, that it responds by snoring.

3. Relaxed Throat Muscle

Assume your throat muscles are in poor condition. It's a little too laid-back, which is far from ideal.
As a result, your airway is obstructed, causing your soft tissues to vibrate and produce the snoring sound.

4. You Sleep on Your Back

When you are sleeping on your back, your throat muscles can get too close to each other. This is due to gravity, and it ends up blocking the airflow. So again, you end up snoring because there is not enough room for the air to pass. Often, sleeping on your side fixes this small problem.

Final Thoughts

We have the best anti-snoring device list ready. Now, the decision to choose the right one to use is in your hands. Some devices can be taken anywhere, while others work more effectively for people with severe snoring problems.

Another simple solution to get rid of snoring in the case of a person with deviated septum is to get surgery. However, that is not an option most people are interested in and will stick to mini devices instead. Still, if you decide on doing it, have a good chat with your healthcare provider.

Even for your snoring devices, it might be a good idea to consult a doctor to find the one which best fits you. Your doctor would know what kind of treatment and the level of treatment your snoring problem requires.

Written by Karina Lima

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