Is the anti-snoring gadget really effective?
How long will it take to kill thunderous snoring and snoring spouses or roommates, so that you can get a good night’s sleep? Dozens of anti-snoring equipment are crowded on the market, from a slight absurdity to modest torture.
Dr. Kim Hutchison, associate professor of sleep medicine at the Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, said: “Some of them are more medieval than others.” She said that some devices even have some equipment. It is actually the foundation.
“When you sleep, your throat relaxes. This narrows your airways, and it vibrates when you breathe,” Hutchison explained. Therefore, many anti-snoring products are designed to open the air duct or cause it to tunnel. For example, you can buy a hollow nasal plug instead of closing your nostrils and supporting them to open.
“If you have a deviated nasal septum or something similar, those can help open your nose and reduce snoring,” Hutchison said, but they won’t help everyone because “most snores appear behind your throat.”
Other devices are designed to force the sleeper to turn to the side.
“Sleeping on your back will block your tongue from blocking your airway, a bit like the thin part of a balloon, when you vent the air out of the vent,” Hutchison said. So some devices combine straps and pillows to make your back sleep uncomfortable – or poke you if you roll over.
There is also a chin strap that aims to reposition your chin by opening the airway. Dr. Richard Schwab, director of the Pennsylvania Sleep Center, said they might work for some people. But a chin on the market can cover the entire mouth of the wearer. “A terrible idea!” Schwab said. “You should never cover your mouth – you may suffocate.”
Hutchison said that lightly poked and irritated equipment may help snorers. In the end, some people will stop sleeping on their backs to avoid being stabbed by consciousness. If this isn’t annoying enough, there’s more persevering equipment: a wristband that emits a little electric shock every time you snore.
This looks very intense. But maybe not, if love is enough.
Schwab pointed out: “Snoring can put a lot of pressure on the relationship.” “This is intermittent noise, so you can’t just overcome it. People lose so much sleep, they can’t sleep on the same bed.”
Schwab said that snoring usually disrupts your partner, which may be a sign that you should see a doctor. You may have sleep apnea, a condition characterized by loud snoring and interruption of breathing. Untreated apnea patients have a higher risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
Schwab said many cases of apnea were not diagnosed. Consider stimulating your snoring partner to see a doctor – even before trying some home remedies.
“If you treat snoring instead of sleep apnea, you may never get an assessment,” Schwab said. This is important because sleep apnea is treatable.
He said that sleepers can wear a mask associated with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), which is very effective in keeping the airway clear and solving problems. Sleep apnea prevents deep sleep in snorers; many people say they feel more awake after using the machine.
Schwab said that the rotation of the machine may get used to it at first, but it is much quieter than snoring, so roommates usually like them. The benefits of snorers: it won’t shock you. It does work.