Surprisingly Easy-To-Get Sleeping Devices To Help You Bid Snoring Goodbye
Finally, a good night’s sleep.
Do your family or partner often complain how they can’t sleep because of your snoring? Or does it disrupt your sleep, leading to a restless night and a sluggish morning after? Do you wake up with a sore throat because of how loud and long you’ve been snoring all night?
There are many different reasons why chronic loud snoring is a pain—but at this day and age, there’s so much stuff you can do to prevent it!
First, have it checked because snoring may be a symptom of serious conditions like large tonsils, heart disease, or obstructive sleep apnea. But if you’re clear from these, maybe you just need the help of these handy devices to finally have that good night’s sleep.
We round up some of the best anti-snoring nasal devices on the market now and here are a few that you can try to remedy your snoring problem.
One of the most common reasons of snoring is simple—closed airways in the nose and throat. When you sleep, the openings on your nose and your throat tend to collapse. Nasal strips target this very problem without being too invasive.
Nasal strips are placed behind the flare of the nostrils, and the adhesive creates enough pressure will help pull up the rounded sides of the nose. Doing so opens the air valves of your nose so the air can flow inside the nasal cavity easier, and leads to more comfortable breathing.
The strips are disposable and can only be used once. Apply the strip on clean skin 30 minutes before sleeping and you’re good to go!
Since nasal strips don’t contain any medical adhesives or other dangerous elements, it’s perfectly safe for anyone with any kind of complications. It’s also safe for kids.
- No clean-up needed because you just have to throw away each strip after use
- Hygienic because each one is fresh and brand new; and it only sticks outside of the nose
- More affordable if you’re not ready to splurge too much on a device
- Comfortable and no adjustment period
- Adhesive can irritate people with sensitive skin
- Visible when applied
- Can get loose and fall out during the night
If you’re conscious of the wastage of nasal strips (since they’re single-use strips), here’s a more sustainable option. Nasal Dilators can be washed and reused after so you’re not throwing away too much.
Just like the nasal strips, the nasal dilators work by ensuring that your nose passages remain open throughout the night, so the snoring is less severe or completely gone. What’s nice about nasal dilators is that they also help the sinus because it helps address sinus swelling from a cold.
And some dilators can even be used by athletes because it helps improve breathing!
dilators are made from silicone or plastic. They also come in different sizes
so the most challenging part is finding something that fits your nose best so
it’s more comfortable to wear.
- Not as visible as the nasal strip
- Can be used even during exercise to regulate breathing
- Reusable and helps lessen wastage
- Takes time for you to adjust and be comfortable with it
- Can be messy when removed
Mouthpieces are a bit more invasive compared to the nose strips and dilators, but it’s helpful for people who have more problematic areas in their mouth. Mouthpieces expands your jaw so there is more air that can enter and can prevent your tongue from rolling backward and blocking your airway. Compared to the dilators and strips that only helps mouth breathers, mouthpieces are useful for those who breathe through their nose and mouth during sleep.
More than snoring, mouthpieces can also help against teeth grinding, which damages your teeth.
Sometimes, it’s your sleeping position that also affects your airways when you sleep. That’s why specialized pillows that can help align your neck, shoulders, and head are also offered in the market to help aid your breathing.
It’s the least invasive solution to snoring, but one of the cons associated with snoring pillows, however, is that you can’t bring it with you when you travel.
Acupressure Anti-Snoring Ring
A ring that helps with snoring? Is this magic? This ring harnesses the power of acupuncture by applying pressure on two acupressure points on your pinky finger. It’s based on traditional Chinese acupuncture techniques that involves applying light pressure to specific points in your body to target and heal another part.
The ring is only recommended for adults 18 years and above, and not recommended for pregnant women. A lot of people are claiming it’s effective and different varieties of the ring has developed quite a cult following, so it’s also interesting to try it out.