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What Is Snoring?
Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases, the sound may be soft, and in others loud and unpleasant. The structures are usually the uvula and soft palate.
Are There Different Forms Of Snoring?
Yes, people snore for different reasons. The jaw drops open at night, or small or collapsing nostrils can prevent you from successfully breathing through your nose, the air hitting the back of the throat causes it to dry causing the snoring vibrations. A stop-snoring mouthpiece helps 85% of people who snore but if you have a nose-based problem, nasal strips or cones might be the answer.
Is It Common For Women To Snore?
Everyone will snore at some stage in their life. One out of five women snores especially if they are overweight or reaching menopause. It is also common for pregnant women to snore and this type of anti-snoring mouthpiece is ideal as it is non-invasive.
Will I Stop Snoring From The Very First Night?
You have an 85% chance that the anti-snoring mouthpiece will work for you. If you find that after the first night, you still snore then re-mould the mouthpiece with your jaw slightly more forward. It should stop you from snoring from the first night.
About the Snoring Mouthpiece
How Long Does The Mouthpiece Last?
We recommend that the mouthpiece be replaced every 4 months. It is advisable to keep the mouthpiece as hygienic as possible. Some customers are light on the mouthpiece and it lasts longer than the users that grind their teeth
Why are there no holes in a SnoreMate anti-snoring mouthpiece?
Mandibular devices, with or without holes, are extremely effective. Correct breathing habits are through the nose. The holes in some mouthpieces are not for breathing but make swallowing saliva easier. SnoreMate requires clear nasal passages for optimum use.
What Does It Feel Like To Wear An Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece?
Wearing an anti-snoring mouthpiece is a lot like wearing a gum guard before going out onto the sports field. Like anything, it takes a short while to get used to, and at first, it may feel a little weird to wear it. You may experience jaw/cheek muscle discomfort purely for the reason that you are moving your jaw into a new position and making the muscles adapt and work! Just think of it as taking your jaw to the gym and working your muscles in a different way. The initial minor discomfort is short-lived and well worth it! After a week or two of use, you will be so used to the feeling of sleeping with the mouthpiece that you won’t even know it’s there. You will be focusing more on the fact of how refreshed and energetic you feel throughout an entire day and how well you are sleeping at night.
Does The Mouthpiece Come In Different Sizes?
SnoreMate is a boil-and-bite mouthpiece and is designed as one size fits all. The material is soft when heated and can be molded to most sizes of teeth and jaws.
What materials are used to make SnoreMate?
It is made from an FDA-approved hypoallergenic thermoplastic, is BPA, and latex-free, and is approved for medical dental use.
How Often Will I Need To Replace My Mouthpiece?
Every four months to a year. The material needs to be soft enough to be comfortable. Over time, this softness causes the mouthpiece to stretch, moving the jaw backward in position. If the material was too firm, you would experience discomfort in the teeth and jaw.
What Do I Clean It With?
Use the spatula supplied to hold the mouthpiece and use a toothbrush with toothpaste to clean it or place the mouthpiece in a container and drop in a Polident tablet. A mouthwash would also be adequate to keep the mouthpiece clean.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The mouthpiece is normally very well tolerated. There are minor and temporary side effects and this refers mainly to hyper-salivation and morning discomfort.
Is It Normal That The Snoring Mouthpiece Falls Out At Night?
It takes about two weeks to get used to wearing the stop-snoring mouthpiece, so it is natural that when you relax you will allow the mouthpiece to fall out. As long as you have stopped snoring the mouthpiece is fitted correctly, and naturally long term you will get used to sleeping with the snoring device.
Who can Wear the Snoring Mouthpiece?
Can People Who Wear Dentures Wear A Snoring Mouthpiece?
No, we do not recommend it and we also suggest that only people with healthy gums and teeth use the snoring mouthpiece.
Can Children Use The Snoring Mouthpiece?
The jaw and teeth of children are still in the development stage so the mouthpiece should not be used for children.
How Many Times Can It Be Molded?
Your snoring mouthpiece can only be molded twice – so be sure to take extra time and care to follow the provided instructions carefully. Be sure to practice your forward position which will aid in stopping the snoring.
Is The Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece Easy To Mold?
Molding the mouthpiece for the first time can be tricky. We suggest first-time users order the double pack so they have an extra mouthpiece. Preparation is everything so make sure you practice in front of a mirror. Once you have the knack of how the ant-snoring mouthpiece is meant to feel and look then it is easy to mold in the future.
How to mold an anti-Snoring mouthpiece
Custom molding an anti-snoring mouthpiece successfully.
The SnoreMate mouthpiece is generally worn at night. It holds your lower jaw slightly forward while you sleep opening the airway. The success rate of the mouthpiece is based on how well the mouthpiece is molded. It needs to be comfortable but a firm enough fit to hold the lower jaw in a forward position.
Fill a container or kettle with enough water to allow the snoring mouth guard to be completely submerged. Heat the water until it boils vigorously. Remove the boiling water from the heat source. Do not put the SnoreMate mouthpiece into the water whilst it is boiling.
Holding the Tab, dip the mouthpiece into the hot water for exactly 12 seconds to soften the plastic. Be sure not to let the snore guard touch the sides of the container.
Remove the mouthpiece from the hot water and gently shake off the excess water. Holding the Tab with TOP facing upwards, move the lower jaw into a comfortable forward position. Do not bite down on the gutters of the mouthpiece.
Place the warm mouthpiece onto the lower jaw and bite down in the forward position (Remember that the more forward the lower jaw is, the better the result will be). The SnoreMate will be warm, but will not burn you.
Suck all of the air out of the mouthpiece, and use your tongue and lips to press against the mouthpiece for a tight fit. Use your fingers to press against your lips and cheeks to improve the custom fit.
Remove the mouthpiece and place it into ice-cold water or run it under a cold tap to set the shape.
Insert the snoring mouthpiece into your mouth to check the fit. Cut the Holding Tab off neatly with a sharp knife as close to the mouthpiece as possible. Clean the mouthpiece with toothpaste or Dental cleaning tablets. Store the anti-snoring mouthpiece in the case supplied.
Snoring is a common complaint in the bedroom and is the third most common reason for divorce. During sleep, the soft palate relaxes and partially blocks the airway. In some instances, the tongue also drops back and can also add to the narrowing of the airway.
The sound may be soft, but in other cases, it can be loud and disturbing for partners who are trying to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation for both the snorer and their partner can be the cause of long-term health problems.
The irregular airflow is caused by a passageway blockage and is usually due to one of the following:
Throat weakness, causing the throat to close during sleep
The soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses. This can be caused by age, menopause, or being overweight.
Mispositioned jaw, often caused by tension in the muscles
This can also be genetic, where the bottom jaw is aligned slightly to the back.
Fat gathering in and around the throat
Men with neck sizes larger than 17 inches tend to snore. This is not just for people who are overweight as top sportsmen have a tendency to snore.
Obstruction in the nasal passageway
People who suffer from deviated septums and blocked sinuses tend to snore.
The tissues at the top of the airways touch each other causing vibrations
Sinus problems are a common cause of snoring. Soft tissue becomes inflamed and swells preventing a free flow of air.
Relaxants such as alcohol or drugs relax throat muscles
Like everything else after a drink, throat muscles relax and partially block the airway which causes the snoring noise.
Sleeping on one’s back, which may result in the tongue dropping to the back of the mouth.
The jaw tends to drop down if you are sleeping on your back. The tongue drops and partially blocks the airway.
Snoring is known to cause sleep deprivation to snorers and those around them, as well as
Sleep deprivation is a common cause of accidents in the workplace and on the road.
Lack of sleep causes mood swings, lack of concentration, and irritability.