1. SnoreTek Chin Strap
SnoreTek is an adjustable product that works to keep your lower jaw from falling open as you sleep. Since your muscles relax when sleep sets in, this can cause the tongue and soft tissue to fall backwards and block the airway. SnoreTek works to keep the jaw held shut to keep this from happening, thus reducing or, ideally, eliminating the vibrations we perceive as snoring.
How to Wear Your SnoreTek Chin Strap?
When you get your product, it’s pretty simple to use. You’ll receive a small box which includes your chin strap and a mesh case. All you have to do is put the device on. This product is designed using Velcro to help you customize the fit. You put it on in two simple steps:
- Place the strap under your chin and position the cutouts around your ears.
- Fasten the Velcro at the top of your head.
This product stays in place very well throughout the night. It does not slip off.
Does SnoreTek Stop Snoring?
Snoring episodes are reduced, but not completely eliminated. I think this could be partially due to the fact that a person usually naturally sleeps with his mouth closed. He responds very well to mandibular advancement devices that work to move your jaw forward rather than upward.
When mouthpieces are used in conjunction with the SnoreTek chin strap, we found the combination to be highly effective. Not only do the snoring cease, but you don’t have to worry about it starting back up in the middle of the night when the mouthpiece would fall out.
Highly-Elastic Materials Used for Comfort
You want to be comfortable in bed, and SnoreTek made getting to sleep easy. It’s made of neoprene material that’s highly elastic, and this makes it really easy to fit. The ear cutouts are very generic and were accommodating for everyone. It is very good at accommodating snorers of all shapes and sizes.
A Customer says :
While it was very comfortable, I did have a problem with the smell as it does have a strong chemical odour. We tried a similar product that was quite a bit more expensive. Functionally, they worked about the same, although I think SnoreTek was a little more comfortable. However, I think the main difference was the quality of materials as the more expensive product didn’t have the smell.
Not for Mouth-Breathing… How This Could be a Good Thing
Generally speaking, anti-snoring chin straps don’t carry FDA approval, but since you don’t wear it in your mouth and it’s minimally invasive, it should not concern the snorer.
SnoreTek hasn’t undergone any type of clinical testing. However, similar products have positive results in reducing or eliminating snoring. Some studies have even shown unexpected positive results through the use of chin strap devices like reducing blood pressure.
A Few Words of Warning
While most people can at least try an anti-snoring chin strap to see if it will work for them, there are a few things to consider before you buy. For starters, these devices should not be used by anyone who suffers from:
- Central sleep apnea
- Severe respiratory disorders
If you have or suspect you may have any form of obstructive sleep apnea, it’s always best to consult with your healthcare provider before you use any anti-snoring device. Furthermore, you’ll want to make an appointment with your dentist to consult if you have issues like loose teeth, advanced periodontal disease, or jaw joint pain.
If at any time you experience the following symptoms while using your SnoreTek chin strap, you should stop using it and talk to your doctor:
- TMJ pain
- Gum irritation
- Bite problems
- Central sleep apnea
- Loose teeth
SnoreTek suggests you wash the product before you use it, but I could still smell it after the first wash. To ensure it lasts as long as possible, I’d suggest trying to keep the Velcro in place when you put it on and take it off.
You can use it with dentures and it is machine washable.
2.Micro CPAP (Nasal Dilator)
The Micro CPAP is a device that you put into your nostrils and maximizes airflow by dilating the nostrils. This combination of dilating and airflow raises the air pressure inside your airway which makes it impossible for your airway to collapse and for the soft throat tissue to vibrate. This makes the Micro CPAP a solution that solves all possible causes of snoring and is incredibly effective with sleep apnea.
If you’re looking for an anti-snoring device that has been proven to be incredibly effective then you don’t need to search any further, as this anti snoring device has shown us a 96% success rate under snorers. So, you can count on the fact that the Micro CPAP will finally end your snoring, even if other anti-snoring devices have not worked for you.
Many people find it uncomfortable to have something in their mouth during the night, like a regular CPAP machine or a mouthpiece, but there is no need for this when you’re using the Micro CPAP Machine. If you find it more uncomfortable to have a device in your nose then this is not the anti snoring device for you, but many people find this a lot more comfortable than something in their mouth. Besides, the Micro CPAP machine is made of a material that is especially uncomfortable and will mold itself to your nose.
3. Mandibular Adjustment Device (MAD or Snoring Mouthpiece)
This device sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. The snoring mouthpiece works by pushing your jaw into a forward position. The airway will open up when the jaw is a forward position, which will prevent snoring from happening.
The first benefit to the MAD device is that it is relatively comfortable, for most people at least. They are made up of materials that put a great focus on comfort, although you could experience some tooth pain and jaw pain while using the MAD. Luckily, these pains will usually fade away after repetitive usage of the snoring mouthpiece.
Snoring mouthpieces are very convenient, not only can they be brought everywhere, but they also take no time at all to insert. Literally, all you must do is open your mouth and put the device over your teeth, and you’re ready to drift off to sleep. If it’s that simple you’ll be much more likely to do it then when you need to start up an entire CPAP machine.
Finally, the snoring mouthpieces have been proven to be rather effective, and most people stop snoring while using the snoring mouthpiece. This goes, as long as your snoring issues are caused by misplacement of the jaw. When this is not the case, the snoring mouthpiece won’t solve anything. Thus, you might want to find this out before you order a snoring mouthpiece.
4. SnoreQuiet Nose Vents
You may be thinking what does this product has to do with snoring. Well, the answer is quite simple. When we sleep and cannot get enough oxygen in through our nostrils due to their constant collapsing on the in-breath, our body automatically switches to mouth breathing to provide the required oxygen to the bloodstream, which results in increased snoring, especially if we happen to be sleeping on our back.
If you snore due to constricted nasal passages, then an anti-snoring device such as SnoreQuiet Nose Vents might just be the perfect solution for you. Nonetheless, it probably goes without saying that it may take some time to get used to sleeping with a device shoved into each nostril.
Comfortable: Still, the best products on the market are made from soft, medical grade silicone which shouldn’t be too uncomfortable, and most people get used to sleeping with the device within a few nights. However, if you find that this type of device works to reduce or eliminate your snoring, you should know that this is not a temporary fix.
Everyday Use :It will be necessary for you to sleep with the device inside your nose every night for the rest of your life if you wish to continue not snoring, but most prefer this to keep their partner awake every night with their incessant snoring.
Different sizes of the nose :When choosing this type of anti-snoring device, there are a few things to pay attention to. The first is that each person’s nostrils are of a different size and shape, which is why most products are available in multiple sizes, so it may be necessary to try out a few sizes to find the one which fits your nostrils best.
Material: Another thing to consider is the material that the dilator is made of. You should steer clear of any dilators made from plastic or rubber, and instead only choose one made of surgical grade silicone, as these are easiest to keep clean and free from bacteria, plus the most comfortable to wear. To make your choice easier, below we have presented two different products which are sure to work for most.
How it works: These anti-snore nasal dilators are gently placed in the nostrils to immediately improve the flow of air through your nose. Airflow prevents the vibration of the soft palate, which allows you to breathe easily and eliminate snoring without discomfort to the user.
Design and Quality: Modern design replicates the anatomy of your nose to provide you with the safest and most enjoyable sleep. The snoring devices are made with the best materials.
Easy Breathing: The best otolaryngologists have developed this snore stopper kit, which allows you and your loved ones to stop snoring and breathe better through your nose as you sleep.
Durability and Reusability: Thanks to the use of high-quality materials and antibacterial case, you can use the nose vents for a long time. Nasal dilators are comfortable and easy to use and clean.