Snoring Devices – How They Can Help You Stop Snoring

In nearly any drugstore you will find a large assortment of snoring devices, all claiming to effectively reduce and eliminate snoring. They range from simple nasal strips to big and expensive machines and are marketed as the ultimate snoring solution.

So which snoring device should you choose?

Let’s start with some cold facts. Every year millions of dollars are made from sales of snoring devices worldwide. Yet, very few seem to find one that really works.

Mainly, there are two reasons for this. The first one is that most of them simply don’t work. Dr. Peter Michaelson from Wilford Hall Medical Center conducted a study of 3 popular snoring devices on more than three dozen chronic snorers and none of them showed any sign of improvement. Of course, this doesn’t mean that none of the snoring devices work.

The second, and perhaps more common reason, is that some snoring devices only work for a specific group of snorers. The challenge here would be to determine which type of snorer you are, so that you know which type of snoring devices that are likely to work for you.

To make this simple, here is a list of the most common snoring devices, as well as how and for who they are likely to work.

The Most Common Snoring Devices

# Nasal Strips
Nasal strips are useful if you have a deviated septum or experience that it’s difficult to breathe through the nose while lying down. Nasal strips will expand the nasal passages and possibly improve breathing, resulting in reduced snoring.

# Chin-up Strips
Chin-up strips are adhesive strips that keeps the bottom lip in the “up”-position and are used to prevent mouth breathing, which commonly results in snoring. They are effective if you know that you sleep a lot with your mouth open or often wake up with a dry mouth in the morning.

Man sleeping with CPAP machine

The CPAP Machine is one of the most common snoring devices.

# Oral Appliances
Oral appliances can be used to prevent the tongue and soft tissues inside the mouth from blocking your breathing. They may be a bit uncomfortable to use at first, but can often be quite helpful.

# Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
The continue positive airway pressure machine, or commonly known as CPAP, is the most used treatment for obstructive sleep apnea,  a serious medical condition closely tied to snoring. It pressurizes the airways and prevents them from collapsing, thus eliminating the breathing pauses caused by sleep apnea.

There are of course other types of snoring devices, but the ones described above are by far the most common. If you don’t like the thought of being hooked up to some kind of strange device, there are other ways you could cure your snoring. A quick, easy and proven solution can be found by clicking here.