Chronic snoring disturbs the sleep of many, many people – snorers, their partners, and other household members (and sometimes even neighbours!), and a often a mouthguard to stop snoring can be one of the best solutions. The impacts of snoring are myriad – from physical to psychological, emotional to social – and the consequences of snoring range from diminished mood and performance to severe health conditions.
Snoring happens when the tongue and other soft tissues in the mouth and upper airways become too relaxed. As one breathes, the air passing through the mouth, nasal passages, or throat creates vibrations in these relaxed tissues, and the stereotypical snoring sound is the result. In more severe cases, the tissues relax so much that they can collapse and block the airway either partially or completely.
There are several ways to try to minimise snoring, but one of the safest, most affordable, and most effective snoring solutions is the anti-snoring mouthguard.
How Do Mouthguards Stop Snoring?
A mouthguard to stop snoring is designed specifically for that purpose. Just like other mouthguards can be designed or prescribed to protect the teeth during contact sports, to retain orthodontic work, or to prevent bruxism (grinding the teeth) during sleep, an anti-snoring mouthguard is used specifically during sleep to inhibit some of the anatomical and physiological conditions that enable snoring.
There are two distinct types of mouthguards to stop snoring:
- Tongue Retaining Devices (TRDs) are worn in the mouth to grip the tongue. This prevents the tongue from falling back into the throat and blocking the flow of air. (This is the main cause of snoring in people who habitually sleep on their back).
- Mandibular Adjustment Devices (MADs) are worn in the mouth to slightly push the lower jaw (mandible) forward. Doing so alters the position of the muscles at the base of the tongue. This helps open the airway and thus prevent snoring.
Do they work for most snorers? Yes! While there is no cure for snoring, there are many ways to alleviate it and the best anti-snoring devices will reduce the symptoms and risks of snoring. A mouthguard to stop snoring has been proven effective for people of all (adult) ages and snoring of all severities.
The type of mouthguard that’s best for you will greatly depend on personal preference – though more people do prefer the comfort offered by a mandibular adjustment device as opposed to a tongue retaining device. The TRD will often not allow for breathing through the mouth, however it can be worn with orthodontic braces or dentures. The MAD, on the other hand, is not conducive to use with braces or full dentures but may help prevent bruxism and can be used regardless of sleeping position.
A Quality Anti-Snoring Mouthguard – What to Look For
A quality anti-snoring mouthguard will be:
- Scientifically designed by leading medical and dental experts
- Biomedically engineered for the specific purpose of opening the airways
- Made of high-quality, medical-grade materials
- Comfortable to wear
- Safe to use with no loose pieces or components that could break off
- Will not damage teeth or other oral tissues
- Will not strain the jaw or temporomandibular joint
- Will not further disrupt the sleep of the user of their sleep partner
- Reusable and made to last
- Hygienic and easy to clean
- Affordable and easy to purchase
- Guaranteed with a set warranty period and a money-back-guarantee if not 100% satisfied
The Best Mouthguard to Stop Snoring
SnoreMD is a revolutionary mouthguard to stop snoring. It’s the Australian brand of the device that has become world-renowned and is recommended by doctors, pharmacists, and sleep scientists globally.
The benefits of SnoreMD include:
- Patented Class 1 Registered Medical Device
- Made from top-quality dental copolymers
- Adjustable in 1mm increments for up to 10 settings
- Allows for mouth breathing during sleep
- Use in any sleeping position
- Safe with no sharp or breakable parts
- Comfortable to use – its micro-adjustability means it will not lock your jaw uncomfortably
- Will not damage teeth
- Will not damage delicate oral soft tissues
- Budget-friendly and reusable
- Easy to clean
- Unisex and one-size-fits-all
- Portable and discreet
- Suitable for use by all adults over age 18
Made of a clear copolymer, the device is pliable after being warmed during the moulding process and will mould to fit your own mouth and teeth for utmost comfort and effectiveness. After a week of consistent use, you should begin to experience the positive effects of SnoreMD as your body adjusts to wearing the device as you sleep.
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