BEST ANTI-SNORING DEVICES
Snoring, something we often make fun of is in fact a serious breathing disorder that can take a toll on your health and social interactions. It is caused by genetic and lifestyle factors like alcohol consumption, the way your mouth is built, sinuses, weight, allergies, and so on.
Snoring happens as a result of the vibrations of the throat tissues when the airway muscles relax during your sleep. This creates a sound commonly known as snoring and can persist for years. In fact, you may be unaware of this unless you are told so by your partner. But once you are aware of this issue there are many anti-snoring devices that can help reduce or even eliminate symptoms. The anti-snoring device can be a type of pillow, a mouth guard, or a sticker for your nose. It completely depends on your reason for snoring and what works best for you.
There is no one snoring remedy that can work for everyone. This is due to the fact that the causes of snoring vary from person to person.
Here is our list of the eight most effective snoring devices that have been shown to help many of our users stop snoring
1. NASAL STRIPS
Nasal Strips bring down snoring and, in some cases, even stop snoring by opening the nasal passage. The way a nasal strip works is by lifting the nostrils and opening up the nasal passage. It is a flexible, spring-like band that fits right above the nostrils, and with a sticky adhesive, it lifts the sides of the nose in order to let air pass from the expanded nasal passage. The opened nasal passage makes the breathing easy and quiet and opens inflamed sinus passages.
As a user of nasal strips, I can confidently say that they brought down my nasal congestion leading to a good night’s sleep. It did not eliminate the snoring but reduced it significantly. These strips were larger and stuck better than the previous version of nasal strips I used. Wearing the strip helped me sleep peacefully through the night, it stayed in place and came off easily keeping my skin soft.
This version of Breathe Right strips is the clear version and is designed for sensitive skin. The application and removal are very easy. Being a non-medicative alternative, it can be used safely by almost anyone, without causing any side effects. It is non-invasive, provides instantaneous relief and the utility does not diminish due to prolonged usage.
‘I hope these will be available as long as I am breathing and needing to sleep through the night. Can’t sleep without them as I wake myself up snoring. I depend on Breathe Right Strips – am stockpiling for the apocalypse.’
Check out other users who swear by this product here
2. NASAL DILATORS
The phenomenon behind Nasal dilators is that it opens your nasal passage and decreases the resistance to incoming air without any dependency on medication. The two types of nasal dilators are internal and external. Internal nasal dilators push from the inside and the external pull from the outside.
If you have a blocked nose, you tend to breathe through your mouth, thereby increasing the chances of snoring. The reason for this is a compressed airway due to your jaw and tongue. If your nose is blocked and you are breathing from it, there is an increased pressure and suction forces are created leading to snoring.
We recommend choosing nasal dilators over other treatments as these are one of the easiest methods to open your nose and have certain advantages over others.
- This is a non-medicated option thus making it a go-to choice for more people
- It is non-invasive and provides instant relief
- It can be used for long periods and still remain as effective
- These have no side-effects
- Have no side-effects (some nasal sprays have been known to cause nosebleeds, stinging sensations, and withdrawal)
Being an avid user of the Mute Nasal Dilator, I can recommend it for loud snorers whose nasal passages are narrow and blocked. These are designed to reduce snoring by preventing airway collapses and opening the nasal passage, As compared to other nose strips, this increases airflow through the nose by over 38%. It can be reused up to 10 times and is flexible, lightweight, and easy to use. Since this is an internal dilator, you should get the size that is most comfortable causing no irritation. I would suggest getting the trial pack to figure out which size would fit you the best.
“I have really bad allergies that make breathing out of my nose at night difficult, but decongestants keep me awake. I’ve tried several different dilator products to help, and this is by far the best! You do need to make sure you get the right size – I was surprisingly a medium despite my small head/face – and would recommend getting the multi-size pack to start. You also need to make sure you insert it correctly – it basically needs to “click” into place about halfway up your nasal passage, which can feel awkward, but once you get all that correct – amazing!”
See what the happy users have to say here.
3. NASAL CLIPS
Nasal clips are a form of internal nasal dilators and work wonders on people who snore due to a blocked nose. Nasal clips are safe, convenient and reusable. No matter the size of your nostril, a nasal clip will help you get a decent night’s sleep by reducing snoring. They fit into the nostrils, expanding the nasal cavity thereby increasing the airflow by removing any obstruction. This makes your beathing gentler and easier. They prevent upper respiratory infection by changing the habit of oral respiration while sleeping
The Vicorrect Upgraded Anti Snoring Device gives you the option to choose between nasal clips and nasal dilators in order to achieve a night of perfect sleep. They are made of medical-grade soft odorless silicone and provide ease of use. This is a comfortable, convenient, and easy to use option that works for any nostril shape and size. It brings down the snoring by reducing airway resistance by opening up nasal passages.
‘Have tried other devices, but the addition of the magnetic nose clip, does the trick. Reduces snoring and a more restful sleep. Comfortable and multiple sizes included. Better than other products !!! ‘
The happy Anti Snoring device users have so much to say. Read More here.
4. ANTI- SNORING MOUTHPIECE
Mouthpieces work on a phenomenon called ‘mandibular repositioning’ which enables the device to gently hold your lower jaw forward and open the upper airway. This procedure allows air to pass freely, thereby eliminating the vibrations that cause snoring.
We recommend PureSleep as fitting it is a quick and easy process. The device needs to be immersed in boiling water and molded to take the shape of your mouth. There is a step-by-step Instruction Guide in the kit that comes with it. It is FDA granted and adapts to different bite sizes. This differs from mouthguards. It is adjustable and made of soft plastic on the inside and hard plastic on the outside. This makes it structurally rigid and is significantly less bulky and more comfortable. It opens your airway while you are asleep by holding the lower jaw in a specific position.
‘I have been using this device for about five years to control troublesome snoring. My snoring resolved quickly and my wife is quite pleased. The device usually wears out after regular use in about six months. However, I have been happy to replace it because it has been so beneficial. I would highly recommend Pure-sleep which is professionally made and of high quality. The instructions given with the device are easy to understand.’
5. WEDGE PILLOWS
If you are a mild to medium snorer, a wedge pillow is for you. You may use this wedge pillow to raise your head, if you are unable to give up sleeping on your back. Apart from the raise, the memory foam in this pillow supports your head, neck and shoulders which tend to ache if the head is raised at too much of an angle.
The InteVision Foam Bed Wedge Pillow comes with an adjustable memory foam headrest pillow. The height of this is adjustable providing better support for your neck and head. If you have impaired breathing conditions like acid reflux, snoring, or allergies, this pillow will significantly reduce your snoring.
‘This is a lifesaver pillow. My partner snores so badly that we had been sleeping in separate rooms. I was tired of sleeping with ear plus and headphones so I started searching. I noticed that when he fell asleep with a bunch of pillows he snores less – so this was a great idea! Although he is convinced I bought for other reasons! He doesn’t snore and I can sleep!’
6. PILLOW ACCESSORIES
Pillow accessories use technology to detect your snoring and act accordingly. They are smart snoring solutions that are comfortable and non-invasive and nudge your head when they detect snoring. One such technology that everyone goes to when the other options have not worked is Smart Nora.
Smart Nora helps any kind of sleeper. You could be a nose breather or a mouth breather, a back, front or side sleeper – this is the perfect solution for you. If you are unable to tolerate mouthpieces and have tried most of the other devices available – we strongly recommend you try the Smart Nora Pillow accessory.
It works by placing the expander under your pillow. Once you fall asleep, Nora’s pebble hears your snores throughout the night and signals to the expander about when to inflate. It gently stimulates your airways and nips snoring in the bud!
The Smart Nora doesn’t push you onto your side, but when it detects the snoring it gives a slight nudge to the head, and you end up shifting from your back to your side. It is a contact-free solution that lets-go of anti-snoring equipment like mouth guards, straps, and nose strips. It doesn’t make you change your pillow or your sleeping position. It just needs to be inserted into a pillow of your choice, to give you comfort while you sleep. This will definitely help you and your partner sleep together peacefully.
Check out what Gerard has to say:
‘Smart Nora is a great device that works and delivers a good night’s sleep to myself and more importantly my long-suffering partner. Thank you to all the people associated with this product, take a bow, you have produced a great product for those who snore.‘
Humidifiers help you to get rid of snoring by moistening your throat and clearing your stuffy nose. Dry air is a common cause for snoring as it makes the nasal membranes and the throat dry, thereby causing irritation in the throat. Humidifiers are an easy solution to tackle this problem.
As someone who lives in a region with extremely dry weather conditions, the Premium Ultrasonic Cool & Warm Mist Humidifier has helped me avoid the dry air issue and sleep peacefully through the night. It works out to be more expensive than the other products but is extremely easy and helpful. This is ultra-quiet making it conducive for all age groups, from babies to elder people. It is user-friendly and easy to use. It helps people with dry skin, irritated eyes, and cracked lips by keeping the humidity at a comfortable level between 30 to 70%. This is a sleek, quiet and efficient that goes beyond just your anti-snoring needs.
‘We love our new Hupro Humidifier model # pro-777 that we bought from Amazon. We heat our home in winter with coal and electric baseboard heat back up. That kind of heat can dry out any nose human and pet. We read a looked at many humidifiers before finding this one. It came with a 1 year warranty, a remote control, easy to fill and use, warm or cool steam, runs all day or all night, very quiet as well. Our humidifier ran all day and all night (refilling when empty) we woke up not as stuffy. Feels good to breathe.
8. ADJUSTABLE BED
For many couples snoring can absolutely ruin the concept of night time relaxation, and even lead to them sleeping in different rooms. An adjustable bed may address some of your snoring problems.
By simply elevating the position of your head, it removes the pressure from your throat and opens up your nasal passages. Elevation also helps to keep your sinuses clear. Some people may think using multiple pillows could be an alternative to an adjustable bed, however this is not the case. Pillows tend to move and not remain in the same position, apart from being unable to cure your snoring, it may end up causing a bad neck and back pain.
We recommend this adjustable bed as it put your body in a zero-gravity position. This means your head and legs are at a higher position than the stomach, reducing pressure on your heart, increasing blood flow, and decreasing the backpressure. Being in an elevated position helps drain sinuses further reducing the snoring symptoms.
The LUCID L300 Bed can be effortlessly assembled and comes with a 10-year warranty.
Romany wouldn’t think twice before buying this bed. Read what he has to say:
‘Excellent product and great price! Easy to assemble out of box and room placement in less than 10 minutes. I purchased this item for my brother to help with his snoring and sleep apnea. It made a difference. I wished they made this in a full size. I would buy it in a New York minute.‘
The above-mentioned products are OTC and come with minimal warnings. However, if these products do not help to alleviate the snoring over a significant period of time, it is best to discontinue the use of the product and consult a doctor.
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