What is a Snore Mouthpiece and How Does it Work
There are all kinds of remedies, treatments, and devices to help individuals stop snoring. Google "stop snoring" and you will get over a million results. Google "snore mouthpiece" and you are going to get over half a million results. Snoring is definitely big business. And mouthpieces are a large part of that business. You can spend anything from a few dollars to a couple hundred bucks for a mouthpiece. What'll you be getting for your money?
The first thing you how to reduce snoring during sleep have to do is ascertain what's causing you to snore. Determined by the cause of your snoring, a mouthpiece might be of no help at all.
A stop snoring mouthpiece, or mandibular advancement splint, operates by gently moving the jaw slightly forward, helping to keep the airway unblocked during slumber. Occasionally the tongue slides to the back of the mouth during sleep, obstructing the airway and causing snoring. Some mouthpieces will hold the tongue forwards and also the jaw.
The cost includes evaluations, fittings, and the device itself. It may cost several hundred dollars, but the device will be custom fitted and so should be fairly comfortable, with no irritation anywhere in the mouth.
There are numerous "boil and bite" snoring mouthpieces available and they are moderately priced. The device is first soaked in hot water to soften it and then molded to the jaw by biting down on it.
One thing to know about when determining on a snore mouthpiece is how hard the plastic is. Some devices are pretty difficult and users complain of sore jaws or irritated gums. While all mouthpieces will be uncomfortable for a couple of days the ones made of hard plastic in general appear to be harder to get used to.