There are lots of devices / mouth guards out there that are designed to help stop snoring. If you are like most people you don’t have the time to sit there and figure out which one is the best. For that reason I put together this page.
When I was attempting to stop my snoring, I tried out lots of different products. Here is what I learned. First of all, there are 2 common types of anti snoring devices, Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) and Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSD).
The way TSDs work is by keep the tongue stable and static while at the same time keep the tongue isolated so that it does not block the air passages. These are usually the easiest to use since they generally work right out of the box without the need to adjust for fitting.
MADs are used to help move the lower jaw in a way so that the airways remain open all the way in the back of the throat. They also push your tongue towards the front of your mouth. In most cases these devices do require some adjustment but there are a few select that don’t. They do have some very commonly reported downsides however.
Most of which revolve around teeth discomfort and in some cases even movement. There are even some reports of people feeling as if their whole mouth and teeth didn’t seem to align. However usually this is only felt when you first start using these devices.
If you are someone with dental ailments you probably don’t want to purchase an MAD. Its also worth noting that none of these can be used if you have dentures.
The ones that do come with a little tool. When you have the device on you can adjust for comfort or how effective it is. Just about all of these mouthpieces are built out of thermoplastic which is the same kind of material mouth guards that are used for sports are made out of.