Questions About Snoring
What Is Snoring?
Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases the sound may be soft, in others loud and unpleasant. The structures are usually the uvula and soft palate.
Are There Different Forms of Snoring?
Yes, people snore for different reasons. The jaw drops open at night, or small or collapsing nostrils can prevent you from successfully breathing through your nose, the air hitting the back of the throat causes it to dry causing the snoring vibrations. A stop snoring mouthpiece helps 85% of people who snore but if you have a nose based problem, nasal strips or cones might be the answer.
Is It Common For Woman To Snore?
Everyone will snore at some stage of their life. One out of five women snore especially if they are overweight or reaching menopause. SnoreMeds has developed a mouthpiece designed for women, it is slightly smaller, has a deeper bite and is more comfortable than the original which a few years ago was the only option for women.
Women Don't Snore - Do They?
Against popular belief, research has found that nearly everyone snores occasionally - including women! About 24% of adult women are habitual snorers and snoring tends to become even more common as women age or while they are pregnant. Snoring tends to be more accepted as a problem amongst men as women are seen to be the epitome of femininity and style - but snoring certainly doesn’t stop affecting certain sufferers due to these factors!
Questions About the SnoreMeds Mouthpiece
Will I Stop Snoring From The Very First Night Of Using SnoreMeds?
You have an 85% chance that the anti-snoring mouthpiece will work for you. If you find that after the first night that you still snore then re-mould the mouthpiece with your jaw slightly more forward. It should stop you from snoring from the first night.
How Long Does The Mouthpiece Last?
The SnoreMeds™ anti-snoring mouthpiece is manufactured with life span of 1 year, however we highly recommend that you change the mouthpiece every 3-4 months for the hygiene and safety of your teeth and gums. This does differ from person to person (a bit like a toothbrush) it depends on the pressure placed on the mouthpiece while holding the bottom jaw forward. It is also more hygienic to replace the mouthpiece regularly.
Why Do Some Anti-Snoring Mouthpieces Have Holes In The Front?
Mandibular devices, with or without holes, are extremely effective - however, research has proven that many people using mouthpieces without the holes experience claustrophobia whilst wearing them. This is evident especially in snorers suffering from sinus problems or a diverted septum. The SnoreMeds™ stop snoring mouthpiece has therefore been designed with holes to make it easier to swallow during the night, as it prevents any build-up of excess saliva, as well as enabling emergency breathing (through the mouth) if the nasal passages are blocked.
How Simple Is It To Custom Mold The SnoreMeds Mouthpiece?
Watch this instructional video to learn how to mold the anti-snoring mouthpiece. Follow the instructions closely and you will achieve a comfortable fit.
Can People Who Wear Dentures Wear A Snoring Mouthpiece?
No, we do not recommend it and we also suggest that only people with healthy gums and teeth use the snoring mouthpiece.
Can Children Use The Anti Snoring Mouthpiece?
The jaw and teeth of children are still in the development stage so the mouthpiece should not be used for children.
What Does It Feel Like To Wear An Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece?
Wearing an anti-snoring mouthpiece is a lot like wearing a gum guard before going out onto the sports field. Like anything, it takes a short while to get used to and at first it may feel a little weird to wear it. You may experience jaw / cheek muscle discomfort purely for the reason that you are moving your jaw into a new position and making the muscles adapt and work! Just think of it as taking your jaw to gym and working your muscles in a different way. The initial minor discomfort is short-lived and well worth it! After a week or two of use you will be so used to the feeling of sleeping with the mouthpiece that you won’t even know it’s there. You will be focusing more on the fact of how refreshed and energetic you feel throughout an entire day and how well you are sleeping at night.
Which Stop Snoring Mouthpiece Pack Do I Buy?
SnoreMeds™ sells different quantities in each pack. Single pack, Double pack and Value pack. The value pack should last a regular user a year, if molded correctly. We suggest that first time buyers purchase the SnoreMeds double pack, so if they do not get the molding process correct the first time they have a second stop snoring mouthpiece to use.
Does The SnoreMeds Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece Contain Latex?
No, it is manufactured using an FDA approved hypoallergenic thermoplastic, is BPA, latex free and is approved for medical dental use.
Does It Fit All Mouth Sizes, Both Men And Women?
The SnoreMeds™ anti-snoring mouthpiece is available in two sizes and is custom molded to your mouth.
How Often Will I Need To Replace My Mouthpiece?
On average you will need to replace your SnoreMeds™ snoring mouthpiece every four months. This is because the polypropylene, needs to be soft enough to be comfortable. Over time, this softness causes the mouthpiece to stretch, moving the jaw backwards in position. If the material was too firm, you would experience discomfort in the teeth and jaw.
What Do I Clean It With?
Use the spatula supplied to hold the mouthpiece and use a toothbrush with tooth paste to clean it or place the mouthpiece in a container and drop in a Polident tablet. A mouthwash would also be adequate to keep the mouthpiece clean.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The mouthpiece is normally very well tolerated. There are minor and temporary side effects and this refers mainly to hyper-salivation and morning discomfort.
Is It Normal That The Snoring Mouthpiece Falls Out At Night?
It takes about two weeks to get used to wearing the stop snoring mouthpiece, so it is natural that when you relax you will allow the mouthpiece to fall out. As long as you have stopped snoring the mouthpiece is fitted correctly, and naturally long term you will get used to sleeping with the snoring device.
Questions About Molding a Mouthpiece
Is The Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece Easy To Mold?
Molding the mouthpiece for the first time can be tricky. We suggest first time users order the double pack so they have an extra mouthpiece. Preparation is everything so make sure you practice in front of a mirror. Once you have the knack of how the the ant-snoring mouthpiece is meant to feel and look then it is easy to mould in the future.
How Many Times Can It Be Molded?
Your snoring mouthpiece can only be moulded twice – so be sure to take extra time and care to follow the provided instructions carefully. Be sure to practice your forward position that will aid in stopping the snoring.