Using a snoring aid can be helpful, not only for your snoring, but also for your loved one’s rest and wellbeing. Choosing the right device for you can be overwhelming, however. Knowing how to appropriately stop snoring by using a snoring mouthpiece is incredibly important for your health and safety.
Choosing a snoring mouthpiece
Obviously the first and most important part of successfully using a snoring aid is choosing the right mouthpiece. A mouthpiece that doesn’t fit well won’t be helpful with your snoring and can actually make things worse in the long run, as well as potentially causing other health related issues. Start by talking to your physician. They’ll be able to evaluate you to make sure a snoring mouthpiece is the right choice for you as well as evaluating you for other health issues that won’t be treated with a snoring aid, like sleep apnea, diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure).They can also direct you to reputable mouthpiece suppliers. After speaking with your physician, identify whether you should be looking for a “mandibular advancement” or “tongue retaining” snoring mouthpiece. These devices do different things, which is why it’s important to get your physician’s medical advice.
Options for making your own mouthpiece
If purchasing a snoring aid isn’t in your budget, don’t fret! There are other options out there that allow you to make your own mouthpiece and still experience most of the benefits. You can order a kit on the internet that will ship right to your house and that you can make with the use of just a medium pot, a slotted spoon and some toothpaste and a toothbrush. Simply follow the directions on the snoring aid and use as directed. Make sure you know what type of bite you have before purchasing – the type of snoring mouthpiece you need if you have a typical bite versus an under or overbite is very different and will produce very different results. Simply clean your teeth first and then literally “boil and bite” your new mouthpiece. This customizes it for your specific needs!
Maintenance for your new snoring mouthpiece
Care of your new snoring aid is of the utmost important for your overall health and your oral hygiene. Make sure you are brushing your teeth before you place your mouthpiece at night. When removing it in the morning, brush the mouthpiece itself to make sure no germs are able to grow.…Read More