What happens when you’re asleep
The most common cause of snoring happens when narrowing of the upper airway is a tongue muscle that becomes too relaxed during sleep. When relaxed, it gets sucked back into the throat with each breath taken. Because snoring occurs when air travels faster through a narrow tube than through a broad one, this rapidly moving air causes the relaxed soft tissues of the throat to vibrate. The sound of snoring is created by the vibration. By keeping the airway open, air travels more slowly, reducing throat vibrations and diminishing or eliminating snoring. With that, holding the tongue forward is one of the most effective ways of keeping the airway open during sleep.
Who has problem snoring?
More than 60% of adult population suffers from snoring problems. This percentage increases each year in people aged 50 and older because tissues in the upper airway lose elasticity and tend to vibrate more during breathing. As a result, it increases the incidence of snoring. When the airway is reduced during sleep, the tongue is more easily sucked into the back of the throat and obstructs the airway.
Moreover, snoring is experienced broadly. Just look at these numbers:
• 60% men and 40% women over the age of 40 are habitual snorers
• Snoring is common in children between the age of 2 to 7, particularly if they have a chest infection or enlarged tonsils
• Women during the later stages of pregnancy experienced it commonly
Anti Snoring devices
Anti snoring medications have been shown to play an effective role in the management of patients with snoring and/or OSA. Although, it will not totally cure the disorder, it works temporarily. Like re-positioning the lower jaw and/or tongue forwards, this will keep the airway open. The appliance must be worn each night in order to be effective. If the use of the appliance is stopped, the symptoms will recur. There is no guarantee that a medication will be effective in every patient, due to individual variation in response. A high standard of oral hygiene is important for a successful outcome, as is the care and use of the device as per supplied instructions.
Effects of anti snoring devices
It’s important that you return for assessment after the fitting of your appliance. You will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire, designed to assess your response to treatment. And a feedback from your partner is needed. Whilst this provides valuable feedback, for OSA sufferers, a follow-up overnight sleep recording with an instrument in the mouth is the only way to know if your breathing has improved sufficiently.
After using the medication or wearing the appliance, most patients initially report a degree of drooling, or some patients feel that their teeth don’t come together (bite) properly. These are short-term effects and lessen with time. If, however, you awaken with a dry mouth sensation, the fit of the appliance may need adjusting to improve its grip on the teeth. There is a risk that long-term wear can result in a degree of movement in your teeth. It is therefore important that you maintain the health of your teeth, and, most importantly, your gums with regular dental care.
Anti Snoring Patches
If you’re one of the people who has given up on CPAP therapy, dental appliances, mouthpiece etc. Then Stop Snoring Australia is right for you!
Stop Snoring Australia anti snoring patches is not invasive. It does not penetrate or pierce the skin or mucous membranes of the body. Therefore, the risks associated with an implantable device, including any procedures, are not applicable. It differs from nasal dilators or intraoral device. The primary difference is the mode of action. Those devices are either placed in the mouth or on/in the nose to affect the structure or placement of the nose, tongue or jaw. Most importantly, it safely restricts the ability to breathe through the mouth to require nasal breathing.
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