How Do Anti Snoring Mouthpieces Work?
A Mandibular Advancement Device stops snoring by holding the lower jaw slightly forward and opening the airway
During sleep, the tissues behind the throat relax and narrow the airway. As air passes through, these tissues vibrate and result in the familiar snoring sound. The narrower the airway, the more intense the snore becomes.
Snoring mouthpieces are designed to stop snoring by moving the lower jaw forward to maintain an open airway during sleep. Unrestricted airflow reduces these tissue vibration sounds and promotes a quiet night’s rest. When used correctly, snoring mouthpieces improves breathing and reduces irritating snoring. Less snoring promotes a better night’s sleep, the elimination of daytime drowsiness, and restoration of energy.
Snoring Mouthpieces Features
There is a variety of snoring mouthpieces that offer unique features and functionality.
- Custom Impression – Some snoring mouthpieces use the ‘boil and bite’ process to create a custom fit. This method involves heating the device to soften the material and then biting down to create the impression. Some devices do not offer a custom impression, while others such as custom oral appliances take a precise impression with a clear acrylic liner.
- Oral Appliances and Snoring Mouthguards – Custom oral appliances are often prescribed by dentists and sleep physicians and are manufactured in a dental lab. In contrast, snoring mouth guards are often considered an affordable alternative to oral appliances and are classified as either a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) and a Tongue Retaining Device (TSD). Learn more about the differences between snoring mouthguards and custom oral appliances.
- Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) and Tongue Retaining Devices (TSD) – Mandibular advancement devices often resemble a sports mouthguard and are designed to extend the user’s lower jaw forward to open the airway. Tongue Retaining Devices look similar to a pacifier and work by holding both the tongue and jaw forward. Learn more about the differences between MADs and TSDs.
- Adjustability - Adjustable snoring mouthpieces are designed to adjust how far the lower jaw is extended. Because some users may require more extension than others, adjustable snoring mouthpieces find a custom setting that is most comfortable and effective for the user. Learn more about adjustable snoring mouthpieces.
SnoreRx Makes Snoring Mouthpieces that Work!
Our anti snoring mouthpiece allows users to calibrate their device to a custom setting at any time in 1-millimeter increments to achieve a more effective setting.
If you notice your snoring is still occurring after wearing the device on 3 millimeters for a few nights, you will need to adjust it to a higher setting. Each setting should be worn at a minimum of three to five nights prior to adjusting.