Health Tips

How to Stop Snoring Using a Snoring Nozzle

By on August 11, 2017

How to Stop Snoring Using a Snoring Nozzle

Snoring can be a pain in your marriage. There are many guides and instructions to prevent to prevent snoring; However, not all work. That’s why doctors have developed snore nozzles, which are small devices that are used in the mouth when sleeping and that prevent the soft tissue in the throat from collapsing and clogging the airways. If you use a mouthpiece against snoring, this can reduce snoring considerably, as well as the intensity of snoring.

Choosing a nozzle

Talk to the doctor. It is a good idea to talk to your doctor before buying a mouthpiece against snoring. Snoring can indicate the presence of a condition called sleep apnea, which can lead to, heart problems, high blood pressure or even type 2 diabetes. Confirm you do not suffer from any underlying health issues and make sure the use of a snoring mouthpiece is right for you.

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Find out which nozzle is suitable. There are two main categories of nozzles, mandibular advancement devices, and tongue retention devices.

  • Mandibular advancement devices are the most common type of mouthpiece.
  • These look like a mouth guard and usually have some type of plastic or wire joint on the sides.
  • These prevent snoring by moving the lower jaw forward, which helps open the airways. [2]
  • These can not be used if you have a complete set of dentures.
  • Mandibular advancement devices have been shown to decrease subjective daytime drowsiness, the frequency of respiratory episodes and the times they wake up, and at the same time increase the duration of sleep.
  • Language retention devices are less common, but some people prefer them.
  • These look like a mouth guard, but have a protruding plastic bulb at the end.
  • These pull the tongue forward to prevent it from clogging the airways. [4]
  • Some people prefer to use a tongue retention device because they have a large tongue or can not or do not wish to place a device on their teeth.

Order a custom nozzle. There are many online sources where to buy mouthpieces against snoring. Keep in mind that snoring nozzles are often classified as Class II medical devices, and may require your doctor to prescribe them. Also, do not let them fool you by selling you a night-time protector, even if it looks like a mouthpiece against snoring and is cheaper. Night protectors are designed not to grind your teeth, but will not be useful to prevent snoring.

See what are the important tips when buying a sleep mouthpiece

Tips

  • If you do not stop snoring completely, modify the settings of your mouthpiece or reshape it with your jaw in another position.
  • It might take some nights to get used to sleeping with the mouthpiece.

Warnings

  • Never share your mouthpiece with another person. This one is designed specifically for you.
  • The use of mouthpieces against snoring in children under 18 years of age is not recommended, as their jaws are still in development.
  • Snoring may indicate that you suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that disturbs your breathing during sleep, which may raise your risk of heart disease and other complications.

Health Tips

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

By on December 16, 2016

We hear it all the time….”the average person needs around eight hours of sleep per night.”

Well, for some people it is just not convenient, and for others (Like ME!) it’s just not going to happen in this lifetime. NHS Heroes But who cares? What DOES matter, is how not getting enough sleep impacts our health (and how long we keep it).

There’s a lot more to sleeping than just having a time set aside to rest up for tomorrow. While that’s part of the process, it’s not the end of it.

So (I ask myself a lot) WHY do we need to sleep at all?

By nature, our bodies can only handle so much physical endurance in one single day. While it is physically possible to push the limits from time to time, it just can’t be done indefinitely without experiencing some harmful side effects (like doing dumb things, pushing “delete” instead of “send on an article, for instance!)

As we exert ourselves during the day, some processes in our bodies start lagging behind – pretty much like batteries wearing down – because energy is diverted elsewhere in the body as needed in the moment. When we sleep, these processes catch up on their backlog (so, I need to sleep for about a month now).

Also, when we sleep we are giving our bodies time to heal from the physical abuse we heap on them. When we’re sleeping, we relieve pressure on body parts that aren’t feeling so well (provided you have a decent mattress, that it) like a broken rib, a terrible-bad, head ache caused by stress, sore eyes, you name it. With the pressure removed, the body can try to heal itself without interference or further damage.

And finally, sleeping time is when your mind is sorting itself out (but first you have to get it to shut up).

During the first sleeping cycle (most people sleep in cycles of roughly three hours each), most of it is spent in a deep sleep to get as much physical rest as possible.

In the later cycles, however, more and more of the sleeping time is devoted to what scientists refer to as “rapid eye movement” (REM sleep) periods. It is believed that we dream during these periods; which explains why you usually wake from a dream in the morning, and seldom do so during the middle of the night…well, there are exceptions to everything, but still…

Keep in mind that the amount of sleep you get is not the only thing that’s important. The quality of the sleep figures in there somewhere. It ‘s absolutely no use sleeping for eight hours per night if you are uncomfortable, or go to bed on a full stomach, or if you are surrounded by noise. (Can someone tell me how to eliminate my upstairs neighbors?)

Additionally, light makes it difficult for most people to switch their minds off when trying to sleep. Light stimulates the production of chemicals in your brain that literally “wakes it up” – so the less light you have intruding into your bedroom, the better the quality of sleep you will enjoy.

Regular exercise will help your body to keep up its temperature cycles (it does not stay perfectly constant as most people believe), and by forcing it higher during daytime, your body will be able to “shut off” better when you have to go to sleep.

Is all this starting to sink in now and sound familiar?

Eat healthy, sleep healthy, exercise healthy…Oh my. That’s all to living long, and living well. Who Knew?