Is your wife or husband even more tired of your snoring than you are? If you snore like a fleet of Mack trucks, you’re not alone. Tens of millions of people around the world have your problem, and I used to be one of them.
There are a lot of products on the market today that can help you take back your sleep. Understanding their effectiveness is parallel to understanding the degree of your snoring problem. However, if you are a victim of sleep apnea and severe snoring then this list of top products is for you. All these products work to some varied degree, and some better than others. Whether it be jaw supporters, pillows, sprays, mouthpieces or pills, our goal is to inform you about the best, and then all the rest.
When I was a kid I remember my dad snored so loud you would think he would wake himself constantly. Great remedies like pillows were non-existent and my dad owned shirts with tennis ball’s sown into the middle of the back to keep him from lying comfortably on his back. Today several companies manufacture pillows that help you position your body on your side and back, and help you reduce or eliminate snoring and greatly improve sleep quality.
Fact is, this isn’t a beauty contest, so unless it’s Heidi Klum sleeping next to you in bed at night, the jaw supporter, also referred to as the chin strap, is one of the best products available to stop snoring immediately! There are several jaw supporters out there and we have reviewed them all for effectiveness, comfort, and durability.
There are quite a few products out there to help you stop snoring in the area of airway enhancers or nasal dilation. While most are short term solutions, some can still provide long term relief. If you have chronic nasal problems or find it tough to keep your nasal passages open when you sleep these products can help. Nasal dilation and airway enhancers can work for you if your problems aren’t too severe.
Mouthpieces are comfortable because they mold to fit your bite. Depending on what your dentist recommends (based on the severity of your issue) mouth pieces work in various ways. Most often, they work to bring your lower jaw forward and keep your tongue pressed towards the roof of your mouth. This is designed to prevent your tongue from blocking your windpipe. In effect negating the path of least resistance, your mouth, and helping to create a lip seal that promotes breathing through your nose.
Adjustable Beds are not for everyone, but owning one could really benefit you if you snore. It is scientifically proven that sleeping at an elevation of 30 degrees relieves pressure on the diaphragm and helps keep the airway open. In addition, if you have back pain or suffer from acid reflux an adjustable bed may be just the remedy as well.
Some stop snoring throat sprays taste just awful, but with that look in your wife’s eye that says, “you better take one for the team here so I can sleep,” you’re going to have to grin and bear it! As such, we have reviewed 8 different throat spays on the market today and only 2 make the grade. Some of these throat sprays can be administered through the nose, but we don’t recommend nose sprays unless you actually enjoy gagging a lot.
Good health is generally known to help prevent a lot of things from going wrong. Garbage in garbage out should mean something to you because it totally relates to your body. When considering exercise and diet as a means to prevent snoring, you should consult your general physician at the outset. If you are 6 foot tall and weigh 250lbs, and not a professional athlete, you’re overweight. Not terribly overweight, but enough to easily develop a snoring problem!
Truth be told, there are a lot of proposed solutions out there to help you stop snoring. Some have more potential than others but really it depends on you, and just how bad your snoring problem is. We have uncovered alternative ways to stop snoring from as far out as hypnosis to crazy concoctions of ingredients in tea. That said, the the following alternative snoring remedies are more likely to benefit the average snorer.
Anti-snoring watches… What will they think of next? There are better options in the market to stop snoring so let us explain. TENS (Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation) technology is prevalent in a lot of products outside of anti snoring devices. However, this is a daily solution meaning you go day to day, no long-term relief and no greener grass on the other side. Compared to a FDA approved pillow or the jaw supporter, we view these watches as a waste of time and money.
The most common surgery to help you stop snoring is Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. Try saying that three times fast! This is a procedure used to remove excess tissue in the throat to widen the airway. Surgeons can remove your uvula, part of the roof of the mouth also known as the soft palette, or excess throat tissue like the tonsils, adenoids, or the pharynx. As with any surgery, it should be considered a last resort option because there are inherent risks with going under the knife.