Some find is quite surprising that a simple device can handle such a monumental problem. Well, believe it, because the right one certainly can. I am a loud snorer, but my wife’s snoring makes mine sound like a whisper, and we are both happily snore-free using these appliances.
There are a lot of products on the market for snoring. However, in my opinion, mouthpieces are the best option. When you have a quality one that fits properly it will be comfortable and effective. You really cannot ask for anything more than this.
You may not know it, but these devices can even be beneficial to your health. See, when you snore, your sleep cycle is interrupted all night. It is absolutely impossible to be completely healthy, if your body is not getting enough quality sleep. In fact, long-term health effects of consistent inadequate sleep cycles can include heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke.
Most snorers will find that the right mouthpiece is an effective solution. It is important to understand that not all devices are the same, and just because one claims to be 98 percent effective does not mean that it actually is. Some manufacturers base their effective rating on the number of people that actually return the product. In all fairness, there are always going to be people that just cannot be bothered to package it up and go to the post office.
How many times have you kept something because you couldn’t be bothered to return it? I am almost embarrassed to admit how many times I have. So, just keep this in the back of your mind when you see those over-achieving statistics.
That being said, mouthpieces are proven to be quite effective. In 2005, a study was done on 20 heavy snorers, and it was found that a low-cost fabricated MAD was a well-tolerated option for not only snoring, but mild cases of obstructive sleep apnea, as well.
Going back a little further, a large case study was done in 1999 on 134 patients. The mouthpieces were so well-accepted and effective that 86 percent of the patients revealed they were still using them a year later. Only 2 percent stated they were dissatisfied.