Stop snoring mouthpiece
When we sleep the muscles in the mouth and throat relax allowing the tongue to fall back slightly into the throat. This obstructs the airway slightly for some, more for others. Some people are not affected by this at all. For those affected it can cause the tissues in the throat to vibrate mildly or severely.
Snoring is the sound made by the vibrations.
It can wake you up from a sound sleep preventing you from getting your rest. If you do not sleep alone snoring can be a real bother to your sleeping partner. Relationships can be affected by snoring because not only is it annoying to have your sleep interrupted, a lack of good restful sleep has real physical effects on a person. Lack of sleep can cause many problems like decreases in mental function and awareness that cause car wrecks. Lack of sleep also has a negative effect on a person’s health. It increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, depression, weight gain and even death. Snoring can also indicate a mild case of sleep apnea. A full seven or eight hours of sleep is recommended for optimal health and snoring can obstruct that goal. Studies have shown that even people who claim to be used to getting less sleep have decreased mental alertness when compared to those who get a full nights’ rest. They may think that they are unaffected but the studies show that they are not.
As you can see, snoring is not a condition that should be taken lightly. Measures should be taken to avoid the negative consequences that it can have on your relationship and your health. So what can you do about it? Short term lifestyle changes such as avoiding alcohol before bed, sleeping only on your side, and losing weight are helpful ways to deal with this problem. Losing weight can take time. How do you get good rest (that allows optimal weight loss) in the meantime? Avoiding alcohol before bed can be done often, but there will be those late night wedding receptions that make doing so difficult.
A snoring mouthpiece is a great way to ensure that you get good rest every night. It will help you get good rest while you are losing weight, on those nights that you indulge and even on those nights that you are too tired to realize you’ve rolled onto your back. When a person has trouble with snoring, using a snoring mouthpiece is a nightly, reliable way to deal with it
You can purchase mouthpieces online, at a retail store, or at your dentist or orthodontist office. An anti-snoring mouthpiece holds the lower jaw open to allow the airway to remain fully open while you sleep. A variety of mouthpieces are available. Some are plastic trays that look like thin athletic mouth guards and are molded to your mouth specifically. This customizes the mouthpiece to the arch of your mouth. You may have a narrow or wide arch between your teeth or you may be missing some teeth. Customizing a mouthpiece entails trimming or molding a plastic mouthpiece. This is very important for comfort. While sleeping, the last thing you want is a mouthpiece that moves around and keeps you awake, negating its purpose.
Other mouthpieces have the additional advantage of being adjustable. The distance that the jaw needs moved forward differs between people. Some need just a slight forward adjustment and others need much more, up to a quarter of an inch, to allow their airway to remain fully open and prevent snoring.There are also plastic clips that clip onto your upper front teeth and hold your mouth open while you sleep. This is optimal for those people who find it too difficult to use a mouthpiece as large as a mouth guard.
If snoring is keeping you or your partner awake at night, don’t delay. Look into purchasing a snoring mouthpiece today. They are a wonderful way to get your rest and allow your partner to get theirs too.