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Are you snoring?

Are you clenching your teeth?

Are you frustrated with your partner who snores?

Snoring and teeth grinding may cause ongoing issues, including emotional irritation and fatigue. In fact, if there is a partner involved, both may suffer from fatigue. Thankfully, medical science is on the case and there has been a recent spate of anti-snoring and anti-teeth grinding technological advances to help you get a much-needed night of sleep.

In the majority of cases, snoring is caused by the entrance to the nose being too narrow or being blocked (weak nostrils). This means you get insufficient air while asleep. If for any reason nasal breathing is not possible, our body’s self-preservation mechanism forces us to breathe through the mouth. This causes our tongue and lower jaw to fall back in your throat blocking the airway which results in localized tissue vibration and produces the snoring sound.

Nose vents

Nose vents, or nasal dilators, have become the next thing in snoring prevention. These small disposable nose vents do exactly that; stent and dilate the nostrils to allow for clearer breathing during sleep. Sleepers who know their snoring is brought on by nighttime nasal congestion, sinus issues and medical conditions such as a deviated septum respond well to nose vents. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may need the sleepnosnore nose vents:

  • Snoring due to nasal obstruction or mouth breathing
  • Nasal congestion due to colds or allergies
  • Dry mouth during or after sleeping
  • Breathing difficulty associated with deviated septum or nasal valve collapse

Mouthguard

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is the medical term for clenching or grinding teeth. It is a very common condition that affects approximately 30 million to 40 million children and adults in the U.S. They unconsciously grind their teeth and/or clench their jaw, either while awake or during sleep. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing bruxism:

  • Rhythmic contractions of the jaw muscles
  • A grinding sound at night
  • Jaw muscles that are tight or painful
  • Long-lasting pain in the face
  • Swelling (occasionally) on the side of your lower jaw caused by clenching

The sleepnosnore mouthguard is specifically designed to keep your teeth separated to prevent and reduce (further) damage to your teeth, arches, lips and gums due to grinding or clenching.

Also, the sleepnosnore mouthguard can help you prevent snoring. When you sleep, gravity is able to pull your jaw and tongue towards your throat because all your muscles are relaxed. When this happens your airway becomes obstructed, so the air that is able to squeeze through causes the soft tissues in your throat and uvula to vibrate. This vibration causes the snoring noise you hear, so by holding your jaw while you sleep, using the mouthguard, eliminates the chance of your airway becoming obstructed.