According to sleepfoundation.org, 54% of the US population snores. Clearly, you are almost predestined to have to deal with it at one point or another–either as a snorer or someone who shares a bed with a snorer.
Because snoring is so widespread, a whole industry has arisen to address the issue. There are a variety of products that are created to stop snoring.
DIY snoring products
According to online reviews, the best anti-snoring devices are as follows:
- Best Overall: Breathe Right Nasal Strips for Congestion Relief
- Best Budget: Snorepin Anti Snoring Aid
- Best for the Nose: Theravent Snore Therapy
- Best Drops: Banyan Botanicals Nasya Oil
- Best Pillow: Bed Wedge FitPlus Premium Wedge Pillow
- Best Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece: VitalSleep Anti Snoring Device
(Note that Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry does not necessarily endorse any of these products.)
First, we have nasal strips that adhere to your nose. While you sleep, they are designed to open your nasal passages. Secondly, many review sites recommend Snorepin as the best bang for your buck. Snorepin is a device that looks like two miniature plastic baskets that fit in your nose. Thirdly, there is Theravent snore therapy. Theravent touts their product as being the first anti-snoring device that is FDA-approved. It is designed to expand your air passageways (like the strips), while slowing your exhalation, therefore reducing the snoring sound.
Next, there are nose drops to help with your dilemma. Banyan Botanicals offers Nasya oil, which is designed to clear your breathing while you sleep.
On many online review sites, the Bed Wedge FitPlus is voted the best pillow to help with snoring. The manufacturer also advertises that it relieves nighttime heartburn and neck strain.
Finally, we have a highly-rated mouthpiece to prevent snoring, and that is the VitalSleep Anti-Snoring Device. This mouthpiece looks a lot like a bite mouthguard and is designed to hold your mouth and jaw forward to improve your breathing, while you sleep.
What if DIY products don’t help?
We bet you didn’t know that using oral appliance therapy is often more effective than the do-it-yourself techniques. Sleep medicine dentists actually know what they are doing when it comes to treating snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Dr. Gustafson at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry has received specialized training on oral appliance therapy (OAT) for sleep disorders. Instead of buying a device off the shelf, you can have a device custom-fit to your anatomy. Instead of monitoring treatment on your own, you can have the guidance of a professional. Give Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry a call to set up a consultation.
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