January 17, 2017 3 min read

Snoring is one of those problems that few people actually address properly. There are those who don’t see it as that big a concern, and then there are those who do not believe that it’s a problem worth spending money on — even if their bedroom companions complain about the nighttime noise frequently.

But snoring can be a big life downgrade, even for those who don’t care about what other people think; snorers do not get the best quality of sleep that will allow them to optimally function during the daytime because snoring is an indication that, for most of the night, they had a difficult time breathing properly. This isn’t the only concern about snoring, though; not too many people know that it can lead to other health issues. If oxygen is not distributed throughout the body well, it may cause certain body organs to malfunction. Plus, snoring may be a symptom of a more serious health condition. Needless to say, it should be treated promptly, and those who think snoring is no big deal should acknowledge all the important medical findings about it if they wish to live a long, healthy life.

Treating snoring is actually not that complicated a process. A few lifestyle implements can easily take care of the problem especially if snoring is not caused by an illness. Overweight folks who snore may be required to lose some weight to lessen the pressure on their airway. And if weight is not the problem, using a anti snoring mouthpiece will easily do the trick.

When it comes to affordable stop snoring devices, people get two options: the MAD (or mandibular advancement device) and the TSD (or tongue stabilizing device). These two, although both mouthpieces, function quite differently. The MAD is worn like a denture and stops snoring by jutting the lower jaw forward to expand the air passage. Meanwhile, the TSD gently pulls out the tongue to open the air pathway.

Currently, the top-ranked anti-snoring mouthpiece is a TSD which works by creating a suction that holds the tongue in place. Many particularly like this device because it’s a ready-to-use, one-size-fits-all product that’s comfortable to wear at night (even for those who wear dentures) and leaves no significant soreness in the mouth and jaws. Price-wise, it promises the best value for people’s money because it’s very effective and can be used for a whole year.

The close second is a MAD from a popular brand; it does the job well and is much cheaper than the top-ranked provision. The important benefits of this device are that it allows the mouth to move freely and it can be worn for up to two years. However, it still needs to be trimmed prior to use for a completely comfortable fit, and like all MADs, jaw soreness can be experienced after waking up (so massaging the jaws will definitely become part of the morning routine).

Putting a halt to snoring is easy. Just choose a product that will work best for you; whether it’s a MAD or a TSD, you’ll surely benefit greatly by being able to breathe better as you slumber.

Still not sure how to choose a mouthpiece? Click here to find out if a tongue stabilizing device will work for you

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