What are the Best Devices to Stop Snoring?

Snoring now and again is a perfectly natural occurrence. The back part of our palate hangs down as our top jaw  moves back and narrows the airway. This is worse when you drink alcohol, or when you have a nose or throat infection. As we grow older, we also tend to snore more frequently. The best devices to stop snoring will open the airway and allow the person to breathe freely.  This then reduces sleep apnea, and may actually improve the depressive condition.

Many people are not aware however that there is a correlation between sleep apnea and depression.  Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing for short periods during sleep.

When is snoring a problem?

As we all know, snoring can be a problem for both the snorer, and their partner.

Let’s deal with person who snores first:

Snoring is only a health risk (to the perpetrator), when the person experiences any of the following symptoms.

  • Depression (According to this american study)
  • Excessive daytime drowsiness, or waking up not feeling rested
  • Morning headaches
  • Recent weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Chest pain at night
  • Decreased ability to concentrate or memory loss
  • Observed pauses in breathing at night
  • Waking up gasping for breath.

This indicates that a person may be suffering from sleep apnea, which means that they stop breathing during the night, and therefore don’t get enough oxygen. Sleep Apnea is made worse by being overweight, and it can cause high blood pressure.

(For more details you can check out this article at the Sleep Foundation)

 

Now the bed partner of the snorer:

Its one thing to have insomnia, but to have to lie awake, or end up in the spare room night after night because your partner sounds like a freight train, is simply not funny!  If you’re lucky you can do the slight elbow bump and they’ll turn around for a few minutes of snoreless bliss, but in bad cases people snore all night long… loudly!

Some individuals, whom I will not name, deny till the cows come home that their snoring could possibly be a problem to the listener. Modern technology to the rescue!  Simply block out the noise with snore cancelling earbuds.

These little earbuds are the ultimate in comfort and quiet, specifically designed to greatly reduce snoring sounds as well as other annoying environmental noises. They have no cables to entangle you, and they allow you to sleep peacefully next to your partner without wanting to throttle them.

If you sleep near someone who snores, these earbuds are for you.

 

The Best Devices to Stop Snoring

Right!  Now that the victim is sorted out, lets see how technology can stop you from sawing down a whole forest every night.

The anti-snoring mouthpiece

An anti-snoring mouthpiece makes a lot of sense to me personally, as I often get hay fever or a post nasal drip.  This mouth piece allows you to breathe through your nose or mouth without difficulty.  You can still use it when you have a blocked nose in other words.

Snoring is most often caused by a lowered soft palate (the back part of your mouth above your throat). This mouthpiece is designed by a dentist to move your top jaw forward the slightest bit.  This means the soft palate cannot collapse, you get ample breath, and viola, the snoring disappears.  If you’ve been suffering from sleep apnea, this can be life changing, as your headaches will reduce, your blood pressure can improve, and most importantly, you’ll feel rested in the morning!

ZQuiet.comThe ZQuiet Comfort-System Anti-snoring mouth piece:

  • Designed by a dentist
  • There are two mouthpieces in an order to ensure the best fit for you.  When its time for replacement you can order one at a time.
  • It is designed to be comfortable, easy to use, and enables freedom of jaw movement so you can sleep with your mouth open or closed.

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Other devices to stop snoring:

There are various nostril opening devices on the market, which I can imagine will help for people who have skew septum (the cartilage between your nostrils). As I haven’t tried them, I’d not like to make a suggestion regarding their efficacy.

Can a anti-snoring device stop depression?

This is for us the million dollar question.  Obviously it depends on the cause of your depression.  If you are someone who suffers from sleep apnea and also from depression, it makes perfect sense that consistent good sleep, with consistent optimal breathing can improve your mood and mental state.  I think its certainly worth a try!

Please feel free to comment below and add your experience, or tell us what worked for you.

Stay happy and healthy!

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14 Comments

  1. Rhain

    Regardless of the fact that snoring is a somewhat natural occurrence, it can be really annoying and difficult to cope with. I have been on the lookout for effective and natural ways to help my partner reduce or cut it out completely to no avail. The Zquiet is new to me but I’m willing to try whatever to relieve my partner, and by so doing, relieve myself as well. Thanks 

    • Sam Savage

      Thanks for your comment Rhain

      I agree, its enough to drive you around the bend, never mind that sleepless nights can make you feel tired and down.  Have a look at the noise cancelling earplugs.  They are really non invasive and comfortable, and if you can’t stop him snoring, at least you’ll get some sleep! 😉

  2. Shanta Rahman

    Thank you so much for sharing an article so helpful .I have encountered many problems with snoring and I have been able to solve this problem by using the ZQuiet  Comfort-system anti-snoring device. Snoring caused problems like weight gain, headaches, daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure, chest pain at night, loss of memory, etc. The anti snoring device is really effective and I have found great results .Currently all my problems have been solved and they are very easy to use and comfortable and are designed to enable jaw movement so I can sleep with my mouth open or closed. And to me this device sounds great .

    Lastly, I would like to say to all of you who have tried this device hope that the issue is resolved and if you give me permission I would like to share your article on my social media.

    • Sam Savage

      Hi Shanta

      I’m so grateful that you responded and told us about how well the product is working for you!

      You are absolutely welcome to share my article on your social media, I’d be very grateful though if you keep my links as they are.  

      Thanks again!

  3. Twack Romero

    Guilty as charged, although it was probably going on for many years prior to it becoming a problem. This was due to my partner always managing to fall asleep first. When that changed, it became obvious I had a problem. It wasn’t just snoring though. I believe their were ocassions where my snoring woke others in the house up, as well as my partner.

    We tried numerous things with either limited or no results. I tried the mouth guard, or a version of it. Those little strips you put across the outside of your nose to open the nostrils, a small ‘clip’ that would fit on the septum (looked like a nose ring) and the best ones, for the novelty factor at at least. It was an ‘electric shock’ treatment. You wear what looks like a watch and when your snores go above a certain level, then you get a shock. Nice.

    Eventually I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. I now wear a mask that forces air into my throat. Took awhile to get used to but it’s better than the alternative. Now everyone can get a good nights sleep. 

    • Sam Savage

      I’m sorry to hear about your struggles! Do you know if your problem lies in your nose or with the soft palate?

      I can give you exercises that lift your soft palate and may further assist. They are the same exercises taught to opera singers to produce clear sound. 

      Best of luck! 

  4. Angelique

    Hi, Thanks for this wonderful post. My snoring husband is also in denial, so I wont be able to convince him to wear the ZQuiet device, although I will show the advertisement to him! That leaves me, as the listener,  to find another solution. Maybe those earbuds are something to try. I wonder if it will not be uncomfortable to wear, when I sleep on my side. Will they my ear on the pillow not create too much pressure in the ear?

    • Sam Savage

      Hi Angelique.

      The cool thing is that they don’t stick out of your ears, so you can comf sleep on your side. Give it a go, it’s worth your sanity! 😂

  5. MrBiizy

    Hello Sam, thank you for sharing these best devices to stop snoring. I never knew that these devices exist. I like the fact that we can easily get the earpiece if we’re being disturbed by a snorer, lol. Sleeping beside someone that snores is very annoying but it’s definitely not their fault as I have read.

    Well, I snore most times as a result of too much stress. I areas myself most of the times and I sacrifice most of my nights trying to meet up some other stuffs. Well, it has been a very long time that my bro complained that I snored.

    It is really nice to see that there is a device like ZQuiet Comfort-System Anti-snoring mouth piece that can actually help snorers. It amazes me and I love it.

  6. Nathaniel

    Thanks for this very informative post on snoring. Sleep apnea is a serious health concern these  and you’ve offered some great practical solutions. It is amazing of the harm sleep apnea can also to the body. It just proves how important quality sleep is for our bodies. Thanks for this opportunity

  7. Benny

    Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. my experiences with people who snore has not been pleasant. truth be told i am going to forward your article to my cousin so has to help him with this challenge. thank you

    • Sam Savage

      Hi Benny

      thanks so much for the note.  I really hope your cousin takes it seriously!  

      Alternatively, you can always get the noise cancelling earbuds in case he visits.;-)

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