Mouthguard for Snoring

By Jomvie Reyes - PTRP, RN, MN


no snore mouthguard Snoring has been a nocturnal nuisance especially for those around you. Sleeping like a baby is not an option when you or people around you suffer from this medical condition. As this snoring problem affects the quality and quantity of your sleep; as well as of those around you, a lot of methods and devices have been developed to solve this disorder.

One device used to manage snoring is the mouthguard. It is the most common anti snoring device used today. Mouthguard for snoring problems are entirely different with that used by athletes or that of a boxer. Don’t try using them as alternatives.

How Can Mouthguards Stop Snoring?

There are several reasons why a person snores. The snoring conditions also differ in severity. This means that the mouth guard is effective in managing mild to moderate snoring disturbance. Severe cases may need Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and surgery.

The anti snore mouthguard helps in minimizing; if not totally stopping the snoring mechanism through the following:

  • It depresses the tongue so it doesn’t fall to the back of the throat and block breathing.
  • It stabilizes the jaw in cases where the jaw is receding.
  • It pushes or advances the jaw slightly forward subsequently opening the airway
  • It also ensures the tissues of the soft palate don’t impede the air passage

Opening of the airways provides more room for the air that we inhale to efficiently pass and prevent the occurrence of the snoring vibrations.

Where to Buy A Mouthguard For Snoring

The mouthguard for snoring are extensively distributed in the market today. Various companies have developed their own design to appease every individual’s needs. But be advised that it is important to seek your doctor and your dentist for consultation before purchasing one.

The doctor will determine the cause and the severity of your snoring problem; while the dentist will be molding the oral prosthesis that would fit with your needs. Also, make sure that the commercially available anti snore mouth guards are DFA approved.

If you need some advice or have more questions regarding mouthguard use, feel free to contact us and it would be our pleasure to respond to your needs.

Last Updated: December 4, 2013


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