At the end of a busy day, everyone needs a bit of uninterrupted shut eye. Sleep is one of the most essential components to good physical and mental health. For many people, snoring has become an unconscious part of their sleep ritual, with some people snoring on occasion while others produce stunning renditions of bulldozers almost every night. An article on www.mouthhealthy.org says that despite the myth that all snoring is bad, it is not essentially true. Depending on the reason for snoring, it can be a simple annoying side effect of sleep or a more fatal problem. For the benign snorers, this embarrassment can easily be dealt with by tackling the root of the problem, says stopsnoringmouthpieces.com.
There are several reasons for using an anti-snoring device, the foremost being your partner will find it much more comfortable to sleep next to you if you don’t snore. Most anti-snoring devices are non-obstructive and will help improve the quality of our own sleep too. For example, chin straps can be used to keep the mouth closed and effectively stop snoring. They are also easy to carry on trips. Oral devices such as a tongue retainer or a mandibular device promote healthy nose breathing and are better suited for obese people or those with alcoholic tendencies. Anti-snore pillows are so comfortable that even non-snoring people have been known to buy and utilize them.
Wearing an anti-snore device is not only to put an end to your unconscious nightly symphony but also has a myriad of health benefits. For one, it prevents the formation of blockage in the throat which is otherwise possible due to extensive breathing through the mouth. Mouth breathing can also lead to throat and lung infections. Because the nose will not have filtered out the pathogens in the air you breathe before it is passed onto the lungs, it makes you susceptible to all sorts of airborne diseases. Under dire circumstances, this can even lead to congestive cardiac arrest and oddly enough, liver scarring.
Unlike surgery, anti-snoring devices are inexpensive and easy to use on a daily basis. Depending on the type of device you use, it can be used from 6 months to years, which is still considerably long for a device that is so affordable. Mandibular devices are the first to give out and should be replaced once every 6-10 months. Tongue retainers can last for more than a couple of years if they are cleaned and cared for. Anti-snore pillows and chin straps can last a lifetime an rarely need to be replaced at all.
Not only are these devices relatively cheap but they have been designed with the help of experts from many fields. The FDA and other medical monitoring organisations have certified a vast number of devices as safe to use on the long term. There is, of course, no price on a night of blissful sleep. Not only is it necessary for the body to function properly, but it also helps boost cognitive functions and allows you to be more productive the next day.