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How To Stop Snoring
             
 
 

        How To Stop Snoring?  
    Sleep positions and physiological changes with age could narrow the breath airway and lead to snoring. How can I stop snoring? Here are 10 effective ways to keep you away from snoring.

Oral Anti Snoring Devices

Weight Control

Sleep On Your Side

Quit Smoke

Avoid Alcohol Before Bed Time

Daily Practice on Deep Breathes

Smiling

Singing

Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

Snoring Surgery

Snoring Is a Common Sleep Disorder

The Causes of Snoring

The Sleep Apnea and Health Risk

                     

                     
  1. Oral Anti Snoring Devices (oral snoring mouthpiece)  
  For snorer with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea, American Academy of Family Physiciansrecommends to use oral anti snoring device to stop snoring or improve the symptoms. An oral anti snoring device (oral anti snoring mouthpiece or formally so called mandibular repositioning appliance (MRA)) modifies the upper airway by lifts the lower jaw (mandible) and tongue.
Doctor Peter A. Cistulli and his research team from University of New South Wales released their long-term study report Treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with mandibular repositioning appliances on Sleep Medicine Review on 2004. It concluded that the oral anti snoring devices have been rigorously proven that they improve and often eliminate snoring in a large population of snorers with various severity of snoring.
Dr. Hoffstein V. from Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital conducted a research by using AHI (Apnea and Hypopnea Index. AHI is defined as how many apnea and hypopnea occur per sleep hour, and is calculated by dividing the numbers of hypopnea and apnea by number of sleep hours) to evaluate the affectivity of oral anti snore devices. By reviewing the clinical snoring study involving a total of 3,027 snoring patient, he found that the clinical effects of oral anti snoring devices are remarkably consistent.
The rate of the ability of oral anti snoring devices to reduce the AHI to below 10 (10 apneas or hypopneas per hour is not considered clinically significant) is 54%. He also compared the oral anti snoring devices with other treatments such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP machines) and surgery for long-term effects. His study indicated that oral anti snore devices improve initial AHI by 43%, CPAP by 74% and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) surgery reduced it by 31%.
Follow up data shows the majority of patient prefer using oral anti snore devices than CPAP machines and 2/3 of patients continue to use oral anti snore devices after at least two years.
Dr. Schmidt-Nowara W and his team from Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico focused on the side effects of the oral stop snoring devices.
The research data indicates that most common side effect is oral discomfort, hypersalivation (increased salivation) or xerostomia (dry mouth) but tolerable. Occasional occlusal side effects normally do not bother patients much. Consideration of the risks and benefits of oral stop snoring devices treatment with the other therapies suggests that oral stop snoring devices present a useful alternative to CPAP, especially for patients with moderate snoring and cannot tolerate CPAP therapy.
Kudo Snoring Research concluded that the use of oral anti snoring devices should be a first choice treatment for mild to moderate snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAH)
 

                       
    Major Oral Anti Snoring Appliances in Today's Market:    
   

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Kudo Snorefighter

Kudo Snorefighter is made of non-toxic, hypoallergenic and hygiene certified material. It has been tested and certified for compliance with FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 for safe use

60 Day Money Back Guranteed

$29.95

$4.99

$34.94

 
     
    It is shaped and dimensioned for ergomatic comfortable fit within the mouth of a user to reduce or eliminate snoring.  
   

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Kudo Snorefighter

Figure Below: Post Custom Fit

A single piece of the U-Shped thermal plastic mouthpiece has a bilateral rearward dental area and a frontal dental area with integrated outer and inner vertical walls projecting upwardly and downwardly from the base to form channels for seating maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth, respectively.  
    After custom molded fit, the upper and lower channels reposition and retain the the user's jaw (mandible) slightly forward to open air passage to reduce or inhibit snoring or sleep apnea during sleep.  
    The single piece design offers great advantage of reliability and durability. It also saves weight and volume to make the mouthpiece last longer and lighter and maximize comfort  
   

PureSleep

PureSleep is an adjustable oral device for placement within the mouth of a user similarly to reduce or eliminate snoring.

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$59.90

$7.95

$67.85

 
    The Pure Sleep comprises an upper member and a lower  member having upwardly and downwardly oriented channels to receive the upper and lower teeth of a uses, respectively.
    Similar to Kudo Snorefighter, a custom fit Puresleep uses the upper and lower channels to bias the jaw relatively forward to reduce or eliminate snoring  
    Due to the nature of Puresleep two pieces design, the joints of upper and lower members may not as strong as a single piece one, such as Kudo Snorefighter, PureSleep's reliability and duribility are questionable. Feedbacks and comments on Puresleep from users are welcome  
   

Zquiet

Zquiet is an intra oral snoring device, similar to Kudo Snorefighter, for repositioning the users' jaw forward to open oral and pharyngeal passgeway  and preventing snoring.

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$59.90

Free

$59.90

 
     
    Zquiet is two U-shaped plate members jointed to form a so called "living hinge". The upper and lower plate members engage some of maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth respectively and connect to "living hinge" to allow some degree of mouth openning during sleep.  
    Zquiet does not require custom fit molding which is different with Kudo snorefighter and PureSleep  
    Due to no custom fit process, Zquiet may cause some level of teeth discomfort and fatigue. It also may damage the gum, lips and other delicated structures of maxillary and mandible. Feedbacks and comments are helpful for the snoring communities.  
   

Sleep Disorder Centers

The custom fitted anti snoring devices are also available to public at sleep disorder centers and by dentists.  

$300
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$600

 

$300
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$600

 
    But the cost of $300- $600 and time associated with doctor's visit and being fitted for the custom made appliances may not be affordable for most users.  
   

Other Anti Snoring Devices

 
                       

                       
  2. Weight Control  
  The studies have shown that lose weight is the most fundamental treatment for snoring, even just a few pounds could significantly improve the snoring symptoms and effectively control the snoring.  
                       
                       
  3. Sleep On Your Side  
  Sleep On Your Side is better than on your back. When sleep on your back it is pretty easy to understand that the soft tissues attached to your tongue and soft palate could fall into your throat by gravity to narrow or block your breath airway and results a snoring  
                       
                       
  4. Quit Smoke  
  The study appeares in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicineunveils that upper airway could be irritated and inflamed by smoking to narrow the airway, also withdrawal of nicotine overnight could relax the muscle for tongue and throat to allow the soft tissues obstruct breath airway to cause snoring.  
                       
                       
  5. Avoid Alcohol Before Bedtime  
  Similar to sleep pills, alcohol relaxes the muscles and allows the soft tissues to obstruct breath airway and lead to a snoring.  
                       
                       
  6. Daily Practice on Deep Breathes  
  To exercise the muscles near the upper airway and strengthen the breath signals from brain.  
                       
                       
  7. Smiling  
  To exercise the muscles around tongue and maintain their strength during sleep.  
                       
                       
  8. Singing  
  Recent study by Fellow Alise Ojayfrom University of Exeter, UK showed that singing exercises could improve snoring symptoms by restoring muscle's strength near the throat.  
                       
                       
  9. Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)  
  If above approaches fail or not significantly improving the snoring symptoms, CPAP could be a very good choice for treatment of sleep apnea. A pneumatic machine pumps a continuous positive pressure to a nasal mask, which gently blow the air into your throat to keep the airway open. The use of CPAP machine may be covered by insurance or Medicare if meet certain criteria per Medicare coverage Issues Manual from Department of Health and Human Services.  
                       
                       
  10. Snoring Surgery  
  If snoring is very severe and not responding to all other possible treatments, doctors may recommend to have surgery to remove the soft tissues in the throat to open the airway.  
                       
                       
  The above 10 effective ways on "how to stop snoring" can be used individually or as combination.  
                       

                       
  Snoring Is a Common Sleep Disorder  
 

Believe or not, snoring is a very common sleep disorder affecting especially men over 40 years old. 86% of men, and 60% of women snore occasionally, while 44% of men, 28% of women snore every single night.

 

 

Usually, the person who snores does not know his snoring during his sleep, but the bed partner or family members could be disrupted and can't sleep well.

 

 

The most recent research from Mayo Clinic showed the snoring could reduce the bed partner's sleep time for more than one hour every night.

 

 

More evidences indicated that long term lack of sleep could results of acceleration of aging, increase of stress hormones, and even induce depression.

 

 

If you find your bed partner is a habitual snorer, please do not ignore it, medical assistance is needed to get a good sleep for both snorer and bed partner.

 

 

For how to stop snoring, please see 10 effective ways to stop snoring.

 
                       

                       
  The Sleep Apnea and Health Risk  
  For both men and women, snoring is an indication of chance for sleep apnea, the louder of snoring, the more chance of sleep apnea.  
  Sleep apnea normally follows a loud snoring, then a deadly silence. This is because the airway is completely blocked by the soft tissues, no air through, although the lung is trying to inhale.  
  As respiration ceases, the level of oxygen in the blood drops, after 10 seconds to up to 2 minute’s silence, eventually the low levels of oxygen partially wakes the brain to send a message to lift the soft tissues in the throat and reopen the airway to breath.  
  If respiration ceases 5 times or more per hour, it can be considered as sleep apnea. The effects of sleep apnea are poor sleep quality, morning headache, excessive daytime sleepiness, loss of concentrations.  
  Further more, A report from American Stroke Associationindicates poor oxygenation in blood could cause hypoxia (low levels of oxygen) which in turn results high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.  
  The worst thing is that 80% of people suffering from sleep apnea does not know their problem. Estimated 12 million Americans are suffering from the disease.  
  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine reported that one of 30 drivers could fall sleep while driving, most of them are either overweighed, snoring, daytime sleepiness, insomnia, high blood pressure, or suffering from sleep apnea.  
  If your bed partner is snoring night in and night out, and daytime sleepiness, for the sick of health for both of you, see doctor sooner is better.  
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