Friday, 26 May 2017

Restoring Sleepless Nights with Anti-Snore Pillows

Thousands, if not millions, of people can be classified under what society has labeled as snorers. If you are reading this article, you are most likely one of them, or perhaps you know someone who is. Regardless of the circumstances, snoring is a sleep condition that is not really a life-threatening one. However, as it remains unresolved, your roommates or bedmate will suffer the consequences of this annoying and harsh ailment.

Prior to looking at a major devices available on the market, the snoring pillow, let us first tackle what brought about the need for these contraptions. Snoring is induced when breathing airways become constricted while asleep. As a result, the nasal and throat tissues vibrate and thus a loud sound is produced, as rushing air passes through the airways. Constrictions may also be sourced from the nasal cavity and can be entailed from a diversity of physiological conditions.

Now, how can a soft and cushy pillow be of any assistance during this situation? Basically, a snoring pillow is not anything like your regular pillow. A snoring pillow is specifically designed to impede snoring from occurring by maintaining a rectified sleeping position that prevents the mechanism from commencing. A snoring pillow maintains your head and spine in an aligned position, neglecting the sleeping position you are most comfortable with. Specialized anti-snore pillows also keep the snorer’s chin up and the jaw on an anterior position. By keeping your head, neck and jaw area in the proper placement while sleeping you can reduce a variety of physiologic causes for constricted air passageways and, concurrently snoring.

So who are the benefactors of snoring pillows? Sleep apnea as well as other severe underlying medical conditions may lead to snoring. It is most ideal to consult with a doctor regarding moderate to serious degrees of snoring or snoring that is associated with other signs or symptoms in order to diagnose the condition prior endeavoring any solutions and treatments with snoring pillows. Individuals who snore only as an outcome of weak sleep placement of the neck and head may experience positive effects from the use of an anti-snoring pillow.

So are anti-snoring pillows really worth your money? For an inexpensive price, snore pillows are great to try out for louder snoring dilemmas. What many newbie shoppers are unaware of regarding anti-snore pillows is that they also improve quality of sleep. Aside from killing the apnea, these clever contraptions are responsible for inducing a more relaxed state of sleep. Check our recommended pillow out here.


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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Snoring Mouthpiece Title Fight – Jaw Advancing Vs. Tongue Retaining


If you've decided that a stop snoring mouthpiece is for you, this article will help you make a decision as to which TYPE suits you best, and help you avoid the pitfalls of selecting the wrong type of snoring mouthguard. So let's look at the match-up, shall we?

In This Corner... The Longtime Champion, Jaw Advancer Jones!

Hey! We're talking snoring mouthpieces here. Please excuse me if I attempt to glam-up a pretty dull subject!

So, ahem, with Jaw Advancers (or if you're focused on using words very few people actually use, Mandibular advancing mouthpieces), you're generally talking about the majority of mouthpieces that are available on the market today. I'm of course talking about the VitalSleep, ZQuiet, as well as about a billion other cheap-o alternatives you can beat up your mouth with that are available at Amazon, and other fine stores.

These devices focus on holding your jaw either forward, or in place (so it can't slip backwards), the idea being that for some snorers, this will work to alleviate the blockage that causes snoring. People have been using these for probably about 20 years now, and some people swear by them.


Notice that I said "some snorers"? This is very true. Not ALL snorers can benefit from a Jaw Advancing mouthpiece. They also have a few downsides that you'll definitely want to consider before you back up the truck and buy one:

  • Jaw advancers tend to be a lot less comfortable than the tongue retaining kind.
  • They can induce the gag reflex in some people. Which is not fun. Not fun at all.
  • They encourage a "bite down" solution, which can sometimes actually stress a lot of people out, and keep you from relaxing and getting the full night's sleep you're looking for.
  • These tend to create tension on your facial muscles, which bothers some people, but not others.
  • Denture wearers just can't use them. Full stop.
  • Rare cases have reported jaw alignment problems, over or underbite as well as pain.

Now I know that list looks pretty bad. But remember that these are things that can *sometimes* happen, but definitely are a minority situation. The track record of the Jaw Advancer is also much more lengthy, as I said above, as these things have been on the market for years. The difference is that your VitalSleep as an example, is about a million times more comfortable than something you bought at a KMart 20 years ago.

Things get better with time, and without a doubt, the Jaw Advancer continues to improve.

And In This Corner... The Challenger, Tongue Retaining Turner!

With Tongue Retainers (as I'll call them here), there is some innovation coming to play. What the inventors of Tongue Retaining Mouthpieces like the Good Morning Snore Solution did was take a look at the list of Jaw Advancer weaknesses above, and decided to make something better. Something with less rigidity, more comfort, and just straight up more effectiveness. Then, they got some biologists, doctors and a friendly neighborhood engineer together for a bit of a party**. The result was a sleeker, better mouthpiece that more people could use to stop snoring.

The great advantage of the tongue retaining mouthpiece is definitely its comfort - both for the short, and LONG term. This is key. Putting something foreign in one's mouth is something a lot of people are really squeamish about (believe me, I was one of them!), so comfort is a major, major concern for most people. These do take a few days to get used to, but once you do, they work.

Wearing a tongue retaining mouthpiece is easier because you're NOT clenching your jaw. As a result, you can relax easier, and basically get the sleep that you're looking for.

Another strength is that these mouthpieces tend to work for more "types of snorers". As in, if we were to say that Jaw Advancers work for 65% of snorers, then Tongue Retainers easily work for 90%. It really is that much of a difference. This is because most cases of snoring are about blockage created by the tongue - NOT the jaw!

So, most snorers simply benefit more from a well positioned tongue as opposed to a well positioned jaw.

And finally, denture wearers can use a tongue retaining mouthpiece with no problem. No problem at all.


Although Tongue Retainers are generally a lot easier to use than Jaw Advancers, there are some issues:

  • They're just not very available... Simply put, outside of the Good Morning Snore Solution, there just are NOT a lot of other competing products out there. With the Jaw Advancer, you could probably select from about 20 different mouthpieces and pay anywhere between $15 and $100.
  • A little pricier - Hey, it's supply and demand. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of tongue retaining mouthpiece manufacturers out there, so they tend to be more expensive than the Jaw Advancing kind.
  • Slippery when wet... The first time I used the GMSS, I woke up with, uh, more drool on me than I expected. A lot more. But after about a week, this "spit reflex" (???) issue, pardon the pun, dried up nicely.

Decision Goes To: Tongue Retaining Turner

Yep, in terms of overall effectiveness and comfort, the "new" challenger is really the best solution. Although the "old standby" does work well for a lot of people, it really is hard to beat the tongue retaining stop snoring mouthpiece.

Read about the Good Morning Snore Solution tongue retaining mouthpiece here.


**(This may or may not have happened. Sometimes the truth is a lot more boring than the fantasy!)



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Friday, 12 May 2017

Finding the Best Type of Stop Snoring Pillow

Snoring has perpetually wreaked havoc on households and families, affecting millions of people worldwide. While your snores may not really bother you, your roommates or family members probably have something else in mind. Luckily, these days, stopping those tedious and loud sounds can be helped with a simple, soft and cushy stop snoring pillow.

A stop snoring pillow is specifically designed to eliminate or, at the very least, reduce the intensities and frequencies of snoring attacks. It is the perfect solution for snorers who wish to correct this particular condition yet is unable to seek for other viable solutions due to preferences, beliefs or budget limitations. Since stop snoring pillows are commonplace in any bedroom and cost only a few dollars, it does not really pain you to try out this method of relief.

But which one do you purchase? Unfortunately, stop snoring pillows come in all sorts, designs and brands, many of which are pitched to be the perfect one for snorers. In addition, if you are a first-time buyer of these items, you can easily get overwhelmed and daunted with the vast selection of stop-snoring pillows. Avoid being sweet talked by professional salespersons by familiarizing yourself with these types of pillows for snoring.

The first contender is Blackstone Pillow. Nominated as the world’s coziest and effective stop snoring pillow by consumers, this product features a recessed-core support that rocks the head, and raises and aligns it by the spine to widen narrowed passageways. It elevates the chin remotely from the chest to accomplish effective snore minimization. The pillow is also deemed to support in reducing or treating headaches, neck pain as well as shoulder discomforts the individual may be experiencing.

Another well-known pillow for snoring is the SnoreLess Pillow(It also happens to be one of the best snoring pillows I've tried!) Engineered with an augmented head and neck roll, this one will place your head in such a position where in the throat widens to enable greater flow of air into the airways. An extra wedge attribute lifts the upper body to alleviate pressure points surrounding the throat. This will eventually lead to the elimination of snoring. Aside from assisting with snore reduction or elimination, the product also supports in easing acid reflux.

Better sleeping pillow should also be included in your lists. Created by a famous and respected neurosurgeon, the Better Sleep Pillow is designed to battle the difficulties with insomnia as well as support others who are combating snoring, sleep apnea, etc. It boasts impressive high-density hypoallergenic urethane memory foam. It also touts a core and lateral recess that enables you to sleep on your belly, side position or rear.

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