Who Are You Keeping Awake At Night?
It is evening and you are feeling mellow. You turn out the lights and slide between the cool, crisp sheets on your bed. Your spouse slides into their space, goodnight hug and the lights go out. Just as you reach that relaxed, comfortable place before dreamland, the sound of a nearby chainsaw rattles you from your rest. As you return to an alert state, you realize it isn’t a chainsaw, it is the sound of horrendous snoring coming from the other side of the bed. Will a pillow over your head help? Probably not.
There is a physiology associated with mouth snoring. As you fall into your deep sleep, all of the muscles in your body relax completely. The muscles of the mouth and tongue are also relaxed. It is similar to a state of paralysis. Your soft relaxed tongue can flop back and block your airway. As the airway gets blocked, the snoring begins.
Can A Snoring Chin Strap Help?
A snoring chin strap may be needed to enable you to get a good night’s sleep. Anti-snoring chin straps come in several different styles and none are suitable attire for use outside the bedroom. Be prepared for a stifled chuckle the first time you or your mate put one on. The real smile comes with the silence that ensues when the light goes out.
When chin straps first appeared on the market, many people considered them just another expensive gimmick for snoring. When consumers learned that it was simple and very effective to use, it has become one of the more popular devices for the relief of mouth snoring. It is so effective that some sleep study clinics and hospitals use them.
Most snoring is mouth snoring. With this in mind, it stands to reason that something that keeps your mouth shut, will stop the snore. Have you ever reached across the bed and pushed your mates jaw shut in an effort to stop the noise? Unfortunately, it is not easy to lie there holding that jaw shut.
When you think back to years gone by, you may recall chin straps that were supposedly used for women to reduce the risk of a double chin.
You have to ask yourself if there was not a hidden meaning to those straps. Women snore too. It is not just the man in the house that keeps the windows rattling. Women snore too. They are probably less likely to admit it, so for “cosmetic” purposes, they wore chin straps. They may well have been stop snoring chin straps.
Where Can You Get A Snoring Chin Strap?
There are a variety of stop snoring chin straps available both online and in stores everywhere. Prices will range from a few dollars to $100. It depends on how gullible you are and how desperate you are to stop snoring. The majority of them are made of fabric with Velcro closing. The fabric and be spandex or other type of stretch fabric and they are not attractive at all. However, stop snoring chin straps do work.
There are also stop snoring chin straps that were originally intended for medical use after jaw surgery. What was noticeable was that people did not snore when the straps were in place.
Some of the less expensive spandex and Velcro stop snoring chin straps wear our fairly quickly. Chances are that you will have to replace them more frequently than the costlier ones. The consumer must decide if they want to spend a little or a lot on something that works but is not the most attractive garment in their wardrobe. It may be a good idea to start with the less expensive and switch to the more expensive ones when they have proven their worth.
Often weight loss can be the cause of mouth snoring. It may be a consideration to lose some weight and use the less expensive stop snoring chin strap while the weight loss is in progress. They work quickly, if they are going to work and the results can be remarkable. You may be scheduled for some surgery to stop the snoring and the strap can work until you have your surgery.
There are also mouth guards that are available for the same purpose. There are people that cannot tolerate the mouth guard and will handle the use of a stop snoring chin strap more easily.