How does snoring occur?
Snoring is the sound of turbulence and resistance in the back of throat. Although nasal issue can cause snoring for some people, the blockage of the airway in the throat and oropharynx is the major cause for snoring.
During sleep, soft tissue and muscles in the throat tend to relax and vibrate causing the snoring.
The most effective way to stop snoring is using a mouthpiece for snoring. Stop-snoring mouthpieces are typically cheaper than other treatment for snoring.
The definition of Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea is a breathing disorder during sleep, when breathing pauses repetitively and the pause interval is longer than 10s. People suffering from sleep apnea have low blood-oxygen levels at night and feel sleepy in daytime. Snoring is often related to Sleep Apnea although they are not the same thing.
How does mouthpiece for snoring work?
When the airway in the throat becomes narrow, the soft tissues in the back of throat vibrate with the air and cause the snoring. Mouthpieces for snoring bring the tongue or the lower jaw forwards to widen the airway in the throat, thus stop the snoring.
Mouthpieces for snoring can be classified into two types: MAD(Mandibular Advancing Devices) and TSD(Tongue Stabilizing Devices). TSD mouthpieces suck the tongue forward and hold it in place, thus open space for the airway in the back of throat. The software issues that can vibrate are reduced and the snoring is eliminated. MAD mouthpieces pull the lower jaw forwads, open up the airway in the throat, and eliminate the snoring.
Choosing a MAD mouthpiece or a TSD mouthpiece depends on several factors. First, you should feel comfortable wearing it. Second, if you have dentures or TMJ problem, you'd better use a TSD mouthpiece. People may feel teech discomfort or teeth shifting wearing a MAD mouthpiece, while people wearing a TSD mouthpiece may feel sore in the front of the tongue.