Snoring is the sound that results from resistance and turbulence in the upper airway when sleeping. Unlike what most people believe, snoring does not come from the nose. It starts in the airway when the oropharynx becomes constricted during sleep. Snoring is a very common problem among the population. It has proven to be a very disturbing issue to many people.
As such, this is why much effort has been advanced to counter this problem. Among them is the use of an anti-snoring mouthpiece. This device is highly effective as it is easy to use and comfortable at the same time. However, some questions arise on the use of these devices. Below are some concerns about the validity and use of a snoring mouthpiece.
Does the device guarantee safety and comfort?
A product may work well but if it makes one uncomfortable thus compromising on your sleep or if it poses a health risk, then it is not worth settling for as the best mouthpiece. You should pay for the best snoring mouthpiece, which you can be fully relaxed while using. For instance, you can have a device which you do not have to bite down to hold it in place. A device with which you do not have to do anything to keep it active or working would be of excellent service.
Can it Replace the CPAP machine?
The CPAP machine is used for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea and snoring go hand in hand. In some cases, you may find that snoring is an indication of some underlying issue such as sleep apnea. Patients with sleep apnea are often diagnosed with the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine.
More often than not you find that patients with this condition often abandon these devices because they are uncomfortable to wear at night. The concerned individuals would either stop treatment or seek alternative treatment such as the use of anti-snoring mouthpiece like the MAD (Mandibular Advancement Device).
Can a mouthpiece be cleaned without damaging it?
This is another concern about a snoring mouthpiece. You can clean an anti-snoring mouthpiece without damaging it. There are very may commercial denture and orthodontic appliance cleaning solutions in the market. You can use a Dentist Certified Cleaning solution in tablet or liquid form by soaking the device for 10 minutes in a prepared solution. From there, you can rinse it with cold water by full immersing it then doing a 30-second swish in the formula. If stubborn stains are not removed off the device by swishing, you can scrub with a toothbrush and toothpaste lightly to remove the debris.