Snoring is one of the most common sleeping problems, affecting half of all people at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that over 40% of men and 24% of women are habitual snorers.
It’s not a new problem by any stretch, but thanks to modern technology, it’s now possible to treat all levels of snoring and its associated problems.
SnoreRx stands out from what has become a very crowded anti-snoring device field and gives hope to snoring sufferers everywhere.
What causes snoring?
Put simply; snoring happens when muscles relax in the roof of the mouth, the back of the throat, and the tongue. This relaxation narrows the airway, and breathing through a narrow airway causes vibrations in the soft tissue around it, leading to a loud snoring sound. Most snorers aren’t aware of their condition unless it is severe enough to wake them up at night. However, the partners and spouses of sufferers are more than aware of the problem.
The exact cause of these muscle relaxations is not always clear in every patient. There are many different causes, which can include:
Drinking too much alcohol before bed can relax the muscles in the throat more than usual. It can also induce a deeper sleep than normal, which may prevent the body from naturally correcting the snoring problem.
Inflammation in the back of the throat can constrict the airway, and the sufferer may not even notice they’ve been affected. This theory is especially true if the sufferer is allergic to dust or other common household substances, as they may have become used to the feeling.
Snoring caused by infection can sometimes be exasperated by nose blockages or runniness. The inflammation in the back of the throat can also persist for a while after the illness has passed.
Being overweight or obese often means having more tissue in the back of the throat, which can obstruct the airway. Snoring, in turn, can lead to higher blood pressure (by disrupting sleep) and puts sufferers at risk of vascular problems, further compounding the weight issue.
Not getting enough sleep can cause throat muscles to relax even more when the sufferer finally does sleep, which can make the snoring problem even worse.
Most people snore the loudest when they lie on their back. This snoring is because gravity pulls the tissue in the back of the throat down over the airway. Going to sleep on one’s side can help; however, it’s not always possible to control rolling over in the night.
How can it be cured?
Unfortunately, curing snoring is not as simple as it sounds. Snoring isn’t a disease; it’s the result of many different issues, so researchers aren’t looking for a single, specific cure.
In serious cases, the treatment depends on the needs of the patient. If a patient is overweight or obese, then doctors may recommend weight loss. If there is a specific anatomical problem (such as large tonsils), then those can be removed. In very serious cases, patients can have surgery to remove excess tissue from the back of their mouth. However, for many snorers, these actions are too drastic, or will not help.
For lighter snorers, changes in lifestyle can often help: drinking less alcohol, getting more sleep, or sleeping on one’s side. But lifestyle will only go so far, and many snorers find that they need help with their condition.
There are currently many different devices available that claim to help snorers, but many have no scientific basis behind them and are ineffective. Chinstraps, for example, have no scientific backing. How can they be effective when it’s the inner tissue that needs to be supported, not the outer neck muscles?
How can SnoreRx help?
SnoreRx is a “mandibular enhancement” device, which is sometimes called a dental sleep device. It’s an FDA approved device that fits over the teeth, like a sports mouth-guard or an orthodontic retainer. It works by pushing the lower jaw forward just a little bit – since the tongue is attached to the lower jaw, that movement stops the tongue from obstructing the airway.
Now, SnoreRx is not the only mandibular enhancement device on the market. But it gives fresh hope to snorers because it provides the same benefits as a device fitted by a sleep therapist without the extra cost.
For some snoring sufferers, SnoreRx has been a miracle product. Many reviewers have rated it as their number one choice for treatment of snoring. While it’s not designed to treat serious sleep apnea, many customers find it much more comfortable and use it in place of their sleep apnea treatment machine for a bit of relief.
Overall, the SnoreRx device combines the ease of light snoring solutions with the effectiveness of personalized therapeutic tools. It has helped thousands of snoring sufferers and their partners sleep better and lead healthier, happier lives.
Chief editor here at Snore Nation and a proud father of two cool boys. I am a reformed snorer, a reformed smoker, a reformed overeater, a reformed city dweller and a reformed workaholic stress monster on the mission to share my insider tips to restore that quality sleep for you and your partner!