Anti Snoring Devices for Patients
Snoring is a common health problem in the United States. Most people are not born to have snoring problem but it can develop over time. Snoring happens when there is insufficient air to pass through the nasal passage, the palate in your mouth will vibrate. The vibration of the palate will sound like the snoring sound you make when sleeping. Many anti snoring devices are invented to help people curb their snoring problems.
One of the most common anti snoring devices is anti snoring pillow. Anti snoring pillow is designed to stop snoring problem by preventing your body tissues and muscles to collapse. Orthopedic pillow can provide a complete solution to your snoring problem. It corrects the sleeping posture and prevent the air passage to become obstructed. The anti snoring pillow enables your head to be aligned with the vertebral column. The pillow encourages you to sleep in the correct positions so that you won’t suffer from breathing difficulties, back pain, and neck pain.
The CPAP mask curbs your snoring problem by helping you to breathe easily. The CPAP mask is worn over your face. The mask will cover your nose and mouth. With the CPAP mask, the air pressure in the throat will be increased. Once the air pressure in the throat has increased, the airway will not collapse when you breathe. CPAP mask is the most commonly used method to treat snoring problem. The downside is that it causes the patient to feel uncomfortable. After wearing the CPAP mask for a few hours, you will feel tension on the sides of the mouth due to the tight straps. The straps can be adjusted to fit you. You need to ask the dentist to help you adjust the strap of the CPAP mask. If you want to feel more comfortable, you can use a humidifier with the CPAP mask. If you are experiencing problem when using the CPAP device, you should not look for alternative solution. Instead, you should go and see your doctor. You can ask the doctor to suggest another type of device if you cannot seem to be adjusted to the CPAP device.
There is one device called bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP) device. Advanced BPAP device can be set to deliver the breath automatically if it couldn’t detect you have taken one breath. It will automatically deliver the breath after waiting for a few seconds. When you are inhaling, the BPAP device put more pressure in the mouth compare to the CPAP device. When the patient is exhaling, the BPAP device will put less pressure in the mouth compare to the CPAP device.
The oral appliance is an alternative to the CPAP device. Oral appliance is worn over the mouth to keep the mouth open. It is less effective than CPAP. However, it is very comfortable when wearing it. Your throat will be forced open so that the jaw is brought forward. Oral appliance can relieve the snoring problem easily. You can choose the oral appliance that suits your mouth. You should try on different sizes of oral appliances. You should see your doctor regularly for up to 1 year after wearing the oral appliance. The doctor will check the oral appliance and make sure it does not cause a lot of problems for you.
Patients that suffer from snoring problem can undergo the pillar procedure. During the pillar procedure, three woven implants that resemble the soft pillars will be inserted into the soft palate. The physician will use the sterile delivery tool to insert the woven implant. The implants will make the soft palate tissue stiffer so that it won’t easily vibrate. In addition, the implants prevent the tissue from collapsing and obstruct the airway.