Snoring is a loud noise emitted from the vibration of the respiratory structures in the throat during sleep. Snoring is a ubiquitous problem especially those with unhealthy lifestyle choices such as poor diet leading to obesity and excessive alcohol intake. This is primarily caused by some type of blockage in the airway that obstructs air flow. The most common reasons are obstructions in the nasal passage between the nose and throat, a poorly positioned jaw, swelling in or around the throat or blockage due to the tongue. There are dozens of options for stop-snoring devices, however the most effective for consistent snoring is a mouth guard or mouth piece. There are two main types of mouthpieces, MAD and TSD, or TRD, with varying FDA approved brands of anti-snoring oral devices.
Mandibular Advancement Devices:
An MAD is a mouthpiece that covers the teeth and pulls the lower jaw forward, advancing it until the muscles at the back of the mouth are taught. This position ensures that the tongue is kept rigid and unable to fall back, blocking the airway which results in snoring. With the jaw locked into this position throughout the night as the user wears the device, snoring is eliminated. The opened airway allows for clear passage of air, leading to a better night’s sleep for the snorer as well as those in the snorer’s proximity.
The top rated MAD is the VitalSleep mouthpiece that uses the “boil and bite” method so that the user can obtain a completely custom fit. In addition, the device is packaged with tools that allow for minor adjustments for an even more comfortable fit. This device is under $100.00 for a year of use, making it an affordable solution to eliminate habitual snoring.
Tongue Stabilizing/ Retaining Devices:
A TSD/TRD is a mouthpiece that focuses on stabilizing the tongue in order to maintain an open airway. Because the jaw remain in a more natural position and the user doesn’t have to bite down on the guard, the TSDs are more comfortable for some than MADs. The tongue is retained by a strip of material that holds it down and away from the airway.
The top rated TSD (or TRD) is the Good Morning Snore Solution. It is made from BPA and Latex-free material which is suitable for virtually every mouth. Additionally, it is an option for those who wear dentures because of its slim design. It has been clinically tried and proven to be effective for long-term sufferers of snoring. The cost is less than $100.00 and, like most mouthpieces, provides a year of usage.
In addition to the MAD and TSD, the Zyppah system combines the technology of both devices into one design that guarantees to eliminate snoring immediately. It costs the same as the other models and lasts just as long, however its patented design has a 100% success rate. Zyppah is the number one hybrid anti-snoring mouthpiece in the world and is doctor recommended. Zyppah users enjoy the product’s slim fit and comfortable shape, not to mention its incredible effectiveness. While some other devices are large and awkwardly fitted, Zyppah is slim-fitted and fits comfortably in your mouth. It uses the “boil and bite” method to customize the fit of the device to your mouth to help ensure a comfortable fit. With a proper fitting mouthpiece, it will stay in your mouth throughout the night, allowing it to work as intended.
Zyppah not only guarantees to eliminate snoring, but as a result, it guarantees that your overall health will benefit. The elimination of snoring, and therefore the increase in oxygen intake during the night, will reduce the risks of heart attack, stroke and obesity as well as improve your mental clarity. Mouthpieces are one of the only guaranteed solutions to stop snoring and can truly Read the rest of this entry »