Best Stop Snoring Tips & Home Remedies

Stop Snoring with a Mandibular Advancement Device


This strange contraption is a Mandibular Advancement Device

Mandibular Advancement Devices are commonly referred to as stop snoring mouthpieces or mouth guards. They are used to help treat patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

In order to understand how these mouthpieces work, it’s important to first understand a little bit about the etiology, as well as relationship between snoring and sleep apnea disorders.

Sleep apnea disorders are characterized by pauses in normal respiration while the sufferer is asleep. The patient isn’t aware that he or she has stopped breathing in their sleep. In the daytime the symptoms often manifest as depression, constant tiredness and just overall malaise. As the body struggles to breathe at night, you often wake up feeling exhausted.

Snoring and intermittent pauses in breathing are the most common symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  It’s important to note that in the case of Central Sleep Apnea the sufferer often does not snore and Mandibular Advancement Devices are usually not prescribed.

Note – As your body relaxes while you sleep, so do the smooth muscles in your airway through which your lungs receive oxygen as you breathe.  Unfortunately, in some individuals these muscles drastically loosen to the point where the airway is blocked.  The airway is a tube shape, sort of like a garden hose.  However, unlike a garden hose which often holds its shape in OSA suffers this tube “flattens” due to lack of muscle tightness.  With the airway collapsed it becomes difficult for air to pass into the lungs, and the muscles begin to vibrate against one another as their air passes through.  This vibration is a sound that we commonly know as snoring.

For many patients, this begs the question….  What does a mouth guard have anything to do with the airway in my throat?  Any individual with a background in medicine can tell you that the mouth, nose, and throat are inseparable when it comes to treating disease and disorder.  A medical problem originating in the throat can absolutely show it’s effects elsewhere.

Mandibular Advancement Devices work by moving the lower jaw slightly forward.  This artificial pushing on your jaw bone causes the muscles in your throat to tighten lessening the obstruction in the airway.  This allows more space for the air to pass through to your lungs and dramatically decreases the likelihood that you will snore in your sleep.  As a matter of fact, many individuals who have not been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea choose to purchase these mouth guards over the counter as there primary concern is to stop snoring.

There are many varieties of these devices available.  Your physician may prescribe you a mouth guard that may or may not be covered by your insurance.  These devices can be quite costly, and are often crafted from metal and rubber.  Some over the counter varieties also range dramatically in price, and these stop snoring mouthpieces are often crafted of soft plastic capable of being molded.

Many individuals are completely unaware that snoring is associated with any sort of sleep disorder.  Fortunately, there is now a growing awareness of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and many people searching for methods on how to stop snoring often discover after visiting their physician that their snoring is only a symptom of a wider problem and not the disorder in and of itself.

Author bio:

[colored_box color=”blue”]Hi I’m Jeff I’m a health blogger who writes on many topics related to physical and mental well being. My primary interest is in sleep and apnea disorders. I have been a sufferer for a few years of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. My goal is to educate others about this widespread but rarely discussed disorder. You can find me online at How To Stop Snoring Consumer Reports[/colored_box]


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8 thoughts on “Best Stop Snoring Tips & Home Remedies

  • July 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I never was to big of a fan of the nasal strips they can be uncomfortable. But very interesting about the mouth wash.

  • December 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Excellent Share! Just desire to say your article is as surprising. The clarity in your post is simply excellent to cure snoring.

  • August 5, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Haha! Tell him he has to sleep on the floor outside unless he reads this – that should work lol.

    Thanks! Glad you found it helpful.

  • August 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you so much for the tips! Priceless indeed! Now I have to make my boyfriend read this! hahahaha

  • July 31, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Hello Jason

    Yes hopefully they will work for you. Just make sure it is only snoring you are suffering from first, and not a more serious condition.


    R.J Thomas

  • July 31, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Your tips are priceless! I hope I’ll get some sleep now…

  • July 31, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Yes Jupitor weight loss is an important factor in why some people snore, which is why I mentioned it in the article.

    Thanks for you comment.

    R.J Thomas


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