Sleep is an essential part of our everyday lives. You have no doubt seen the people who do not get a good night’s rest. They are the ones with the dark circles under their eyes or they are wandering around almost zombie-like. They are the ones who don’t eat very well and are maybe a bit snippier than you’d like to deal with on a daily basis. There are a variety of reasons why people can suffer from terrible sleep; if they have children they might be getting interrupted during the night, if they have an old mattress it might need replacing, if they have a lot of stress it can cause them to wake during the night or not be able to get comfortable, and they might snore or sleep with someone who does.
Living with snoring, whether you’re the one who does the snoring or not, is a difficult challenge. People don’t snore because they want to and there are several lifestyle issues that surround why they may snore. Maybe they are stressed out, they drink or smoke heavily before they go to bed, they are overweight, or maybe they need to take sedatives just to get any kind of sleep. People who snore can have their sleep interrupted by their partner jabbing them ever-so-sharply in the ribs or even the snoring sound they make. People who live with snorers generally have a difficult time falling to sleep if the snorer goes first and earplugs can only do so much.
There is hope out there, however. There are a multitude of products on the market that are designed to combat the snoring issue. There are nasal strips, chin straps, wrist-devices, and anti-snoring mouthpieces. Many people choose to use the mouthpiece option as it helps deal with the snoring at the source.
Stop snoring mouthpieces like the ones at this site work by either forcing your lower jaw out and allowing additional air into the airways or by holding the tongue in place so that it does not fall to the back of your mouth and block your airway. Some of them even do both. The important thing to look for in a mouthpiece is quality and functionality.
A popular choice is the VitalSleep® anti-snoring mouthpiece. This lovely device is a single piece of rubber that goes into your mouth and works by pushing your jaw forward. It has lower jaw and upper jaw pieces that can be moulded to your teeth specifically and attached by a special tool. The boil-and-bite method can be done up to 3 times per mouthpiece and is a good way to customize it to your specific bite. The VitalSleep® also comes in two sizes: large which is usually used by men or those with larger mouths or small which is usually used by women or those with smaller mouths. The fact that it is not just a one-size-fits-all is really beneficial because not all mouthpieces do that.
As well, the VitalSleep® has holes in the front and on the side of the mouthpiece so it is not just a solid piece of rubber like many anti-snoring mouthpieces can be. This allows you to breathe out of your mouth while you sleep instead of forcing you to breathe through your nose which can sometimes make the snoring worse. Its flexibility is beneficial so that you can move your mouth from side-to-side while you sleep and puts less strain on your jaw. Many people can find anti-snoring mouthpieces painful because the majority of them do not have this flexibility.
Since you’ll want to replace your mouthpiece around every four months for hygienic reasons, the company that produces the VitalSleep® even offers free replacements for up to a year. That is great customer service and is well worth the price. Even if you buy the VitalSleep® and find that it’s not for you, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.