Just as you’re starting to nod off, the noise of your bedmate snoring startles you out of sleep. You are not by yourself. According to Hopkins Medicine, 25% of Americans snore often, while nearly 50% do so sometimes. Snoring is a major problem because it can be as loud as an electric lawn mower at 90 dB. Don’t worry if you don’t want to sleep next to a human noise machine. Depending on the cause of the snoring, there are surgical and non-surgical snoring treatments available. Because both sleepers have poor sleep quality and wake up feeling less rested, it can also have serious physiologic and personal effects. So, let’s understand why using the best anti snoring devices is beneficial.
Why Do Some People Snore?
Snoring is caused by the rattling and vibrating of tissues around the airway at the back of the throat. The tissue flutters and makes noises like a flag in a breeze as we breathe in and out, narrowing the airway as we sleep. Some people snore more frequently due to the size and shape of the muscles and tissues in their necks. Snoring may also be brought on by airway obstruction or excessive tissue relaxation. Obesity, alcohol consumption, and the usage of sedative medications all contribute to snoring. Even young children can snore, however, older people tend to do so more frequently. Guys snore more often than women do.
Understanding the pros and cons of anti-snoring devices
Oral appliances may result in discomfort, a feeling of a foreign body in the mouth, excessive salivation, or dry mouth. They are often used during a sleep study to determine the risk factors for OSAS, to diagnose it, if it is present, and to provide a baseline for tracking improvement with the use of the appliances. They provide a substitute for CPAP in many patients since they are reversible, easy to use, inexpensive, and efficient. Because they require orthodontic expertise and are more expensive than fixed appliances, and adjustable oral appliances. They are more time-consuming to make and take longer to acquire tolerance to, but they are more successful in lessening snoring in all OSAS patient types. Younger patients with mild to moderate OSAS, a smaller physique, and lower BMI have the highest success rates. Fixed appliances are easier for the patient to install, more affordable, and more quickly acting. They are unable to be altered to provide more or less mandibular protrusion, failing to stop snoring.