Taking charge of your health by investing in an anti-snoring device will have your future-self thanking you.
If you’ve already been dabbling with different devices, you probably know that the available options differ greatly. For instance, anything that adheres to the face – such as nasal strips or CPAP masks – can cause skin irritation. When this happens, you probably won’t use them very often, and we can’t say that we blame you.
Finding a solution you can tolerate is just as important as the device working properly. So to save yourself time and money, here’s a guide on popular anti-snoring devices to learn which device will work best for you.
CPAP & BiPAP Machines
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines may have the highest rate of success in treating sleep apnea, but they still have their problems.
This is because they are only successful when used. Many patients are unable to tolerate these machines due to claustrophobia, loud noise, and skin rashes that can occur from the mask. However, if you find them tolerable, either a CPAP or BiPAP machine may be the answer for snore-free dreaming.
Are you having issues with your CPAP or BiPAP machine? A simple adjustment may be all that’s necessary for a good night’s rest. Contact the Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center to get your sleep back on track.
Anti-Snore Chin Straps
If mouth breathing during sleep is the cause of your snoring, then a chin strap to keep your mouth shut seems like it would make sense.
However, users have reported that the breathable material is not very comfortable and that it actually makes their heads a little too warm. Furthermore, it’s possible that a chin strap won’t solve your snoring issue at all.
Without an open upper airway, breathing will be difficult whether your mouth is open or not. The same breathing issues with the chin strap have also been reported with anti-snoring mouth tape.
[Related: Why does Snoring Happen?]
Patients with mild to severe sleep apnea have had great success with oral appliance therapy. When worn during sleep, the oral appliance supports a relaxed jaw by keeping it in a neutral and forward position. This helps maintain an open upper airway in the throat because patients no longer experience a collapse of the soft tissues in the back of the throat.
Dr. Pasha’s expertise in properly fitting patients with their oral appliances prevents issues such as asymmetrical advancements of the jaw, excessive device titrations, and manufacturing errors.
Patients tend to have higher compliance with the oral appliance over CPAP machines. The custom fit ensures easy-to-wear comfort. And no machine means no loud noise to keep you awake. Furthermore, its lightweight and portability allow for ease of use while traveling.
Investing in a dental appliance also saves you money on more expensive options.
Get Expert Advice on Your Snoring From Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center
Before you buy every gadget online to add to your box of things that didn’t work, get real expert help.
Dr. Pasha puts patients first and will work with you to help you finally find consistent relief. Through sleep studies and consultations, we can find the root of your sleeping problem and a lasting solution.
Ready to experience the good night of sleep you deserve? Discuss your sleeping issues with the Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center today!