If you snore regularly, it’s important that you find an effective treatment. Snoring can affect the quality of your sleep, which leads to daytime fatigue, irritability, trouble concentrating, and other problems.
There are a wide variety of treatments available, including lifestyle changes, home remedies, medications, and surgeries. Many people successfully treat their snoring problem with anti-snoring tools and devices. Every year, there are new, innovative devices that combat sleep-disordered breathing. Here are five of the best snoring aids for 2018.
1. AirSnore Mouthpiece
AirSnore is a mandibular advancement device, or MAD, which is designed to help you stop snoring by repositioning the jaw. The main difference with AirSnore and other similar devices is that AirSnore offers a combo pack which includes the drops made of essential oils to help you fight the congestion in the nasal passages.
Mandibular advancement devices look like traditional mouthpieces, but they’re custom-fitted for each user.
Snoring happens when the back of your mouth collapses and partially blocks your airway. Then, it vibrates against the back of your throat as air moves through. Mandibular advancement devices hold your lower jaw forward, which prevents your mouth from collapsing and obstructing the airway.
When you get your SnoreRx mouthpiece, you’ll place the device in boiling water for 90 seconds. Then, you’ll let it cool in room temperature water for a few seconds, and you’ll bite down on it to create a custom impression. You can adjust it in 1 mm increments to find the most comfortable positioning.
2. Smart Nora
Smart Nora is a device that you place under your pillow to keep your head positioned in a way that prevents snoring. It works similarly to anti-snoring pillows by propping your head up to keep your airway open, but it adjusts itself throughout the night as you move your head.
There are three components to the Smart Nora device: a padded insert that goes under your pillow, an air pump attached to the insert, and a receiver that monitors your snoring. When the receiver picks up on a snore, it sends a signal to the pump, which will either inflate or deflate the insert depending on what you need.
Many people like this device because it’s completely noninvasive. It also has a rechargeable battery, so you can bring it with you when you travel.
3. Good Morning Snore Solution
Good Morning Snore Solution is one of the most popular tongue retaining devices. It holds your tongue forward as you sleep, which stops it from obstructing your airway. The device has a suction cup on one side and a bulb on the other. You’ll squeeze the bulb and place the tip of your tongue on the suction cup. Then, when you release the bulb, the device will hold your tongue forward.
Because tongue retaining devices attach to your tongue, you don’t have to worry about them falling out in the middle of the night. Most users find that the Good Morning Snore Solution is very comfortable and effective.
4. Anti-snoring Pillows
One of the best ways to stop snoring is to keep your head slightly elevated, which reduces the amount of pressure on your throat and reduces the risk of your mouth or tongue blocking your airway. Sleeping on a couple extra pillows is one way to accomplish this, but that may cause you to strain your neck. You can also use an anti-snoring pillow.
There are several brands of anti-snoring pillows available that position your head and neck in a way that prevents snoring. These pillows usually have a concave section where you’ll place the back of your head. This section is surrounded by thicker, more supportive material that keeps your neck propped up.
5. Sleep.ai Wearable
The Sleep.ai wearable is one of the most innovative new snoring aids. It can also treat bruxism, so if you grind your teeth in your sleep, this might be the best option for you. This device is is a band that you wear around your upper arm as you sleep. It’s connected to an app on your phone called ”Do I Snore”. When the app hears you snore, it sends a signal to the arm band, which then vibrates. Snorers usually don’t realize when they’re snoring, but the vibration will wake you up and remind you to roll over onto your side to stop snoring.
Some people don’t like this device because it wakes them up whenever they snore. It may take some time for you to get in the habit of rolling over whenever you feel the band vibrate. However, one major benefit is that it’s comfortable and noninvasive. Like the Nora, the Sleep.ai wearable is portable, which makes it a great option for people who travel a lot.