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Top 3 Reasons Why an Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece May Fall Out at Night and What You Can Do About It

Snorers who’re new to anti-snoring mouthpieces sometimes face challenges while using the device, often making them doubt the efficacy of such oral appliances. One such challenge regularly faced by anti-snoring mouthpiece users is falling out of the device during sleep, from their mouths.

So, is it considered normal for an anti-snoring mouthpiece to simply fall out of the mouth while one’s asleep?! In certain cases, this can be considered normal and may not be limited to just one particular style or brand of device. We have observed such happenings in case of both tongue stabilizing and mandibular advancement devices of different manufacturing companies. The good news is that in a large majority of such cases, the correction of issue is quite simple.

In this short article, we’ll share with you top 3 reasons why your anti-snoring mouthpiece may fall out of your mouth while you’re asleep at night, and provide you with the right solutions. These reasons are:

Insufficient adjustment time period

Why it happens? – In several cases of people facing issues with their newly purchased anti-snoring mouthpieces, they simply never give their body enough time to adjust to the new device. It is normal for such devices to find their way out of the user’s mouth during sleep. Often, giving such devices ample adjustment time resolves the issue.

The solution – Manufacturers normally suggest that all users give themselves a certain amount of adjustment time period, ranging from 7 to 10 days. Giving one’s body time to get accustomed to the new device is an essential step to make sure that it remains in its place all through the night. Many users suggest that a good workaround is putting on the mouthpiece for around an hour before going to sleep. This will give you enough time to adjust the device if needed. In case you discover in the morning that the device still fell out, it is absolutely fine and normal! This will happen less and less with the passage of time, eventually coming to a halt altogether. Just give it enough time and persistence.

Device requires fine tuning

Why it’s needed? – In the event that you find your anti-snoring mouthpiece continuing to fall out of your mouth even after giving it the 7 to 10 days adjustment period, you may have to make some necessary minor adjustments to it, to improve it’s fitting. Depending on the brand you’ve purchased, you may have the option of stretching, remolding, trimming or making some advanced level adjustments to it. However, prior to making any modifications, make sure that you go over the instructions manual provided by the device’s manufacturer carefully.

The solution – The best method of resolving such issue is by understanding your body. Does the anti-snoring mouthguard have a lot of ‘wiggle room’ or ‘play’ when fitted? How snugly does it fit inside your mouth or to your teeth? Is there any particular area inside your mouth that turns sour every time you wear the device? These are some questions you may have to answer in order to make the correct adjustment to the device. But, as mentioned earlier, make sure that you strictly follow the manufacturer’s instructions. In certain cases all you may have to do is reheat the thermoplastic and take a fresh impression of your teeth. In other cases the problem may be fixed by making some advanced level adjustment or mere trimming of the excess material from the device.

Improper use of device

How it happens? – Many a times, people try using such anti-snoring mouthpieces without paying any need to the manufacturer’s instructions. Although this may be the last of the reasons for your device falling out of your mouth every night, it is definitely something that cannot be overlooked. In case you’ve given yourself enough time to adjust to the device, have fine-tuned it too, but are still facing issues, just go over the manufacturer’s fitting instructions once again.

The solution – In some cases, it is simply a small oversight that causes the problem to occur. To give an example, are you aware that all such anti-snoring devices have a “downside” and “upside”? It could be that you’ve fitted the device in the reverse position! It could be that you have tried to heat up and shape a device that wasn’t actually designed to be used that way! Many such anti-snoring oral appliances available in the marketplace are “boil and bite” type, but it isn’t necessary that all of them have to be used that way. For example, the devices sold by GMSS and Zquiet can be used right out of the box, without any heating or shaping procedure. Although you may have already gone over the instructions, we still advise you to go back and have a second look.

What if none of the above-mentioned solutions work?

Going by our experience, 95% of the times your problem will be solved by following the solutions provided above. However, if you still experience device rejection by your body, you may simply not be the ideal candidate for such oral appliances. But, don’t throw in the towel yet! Why not benefit from the customer service provided by your anti-snoring mouthpiece manufacturer?! The manufacturer’s customer service team will be more than forthcoming to help you with your issues and may be able to pinpoint the exact problem. They may even send you a smaller or larger model which may be a better fit for you or perhaps provide you with some specific advice that may do the trick!

Whatever happens, don’t give up right away. Hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world are already benefiting from the positive results delivered by such stop snoring devices. There’s no reason why you can’t be one of them!

Which is the best anti-snoring mouthpiece available in the market?

When it comes to anti-snoring mouthpieces, there’s no such top brand that works for each and every individual. Nevertheless, we have carried out some thorough online research and have shortlisted the safest, top-quality, most effective and proven anti-snoring devices available in the marketplace. You can pick one of them based on your requirements and start your journey towards a snore-free life today!

About the Author Robert J. Hudson

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!

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