Snore Guard: For Assured Snore-Free Sleep

Abnormalities in the bones of the face like wrong jaw alignment may result in snoring, where a feasible cure option is to use oral appliances. Snore Guard is a one of the most effective intra-oral (inside the mouth) device that has been in use since 1989.

How prevalent is snoring? 

Snoring is one of the most common sleeping problems affecting people of all ages and both genders. According to current statistics, approximately 90 million American adults snore, out of which 37 million regularly.

What are oral appliances for treating snoring? 

There are essentially two types of oral appliances: the tongue retaining appliances and mandibular repositioning (or advancement) devices. The appliances work by repositioning the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate and uvula; stabilizing the lower jaw and tongue and finally by increasing the muscle tone of the tongue. The ultimate aim is to keep the airways open during sleep by ensuring obstruction-free breathing.

When should one use mandibular advancement devices? 

Based on scientific appraisals and international guidelines, the devices should be used as initial treatment for:

–          Primary snoring

–          Upper airway resistance syndrome

–          Mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea

How do these devices work? 

Over and above anatomical defects like misalignment of jaws that cause people to snore, many people sleep with their mouths open which make their jaws drop down. When this happens the tongue recedes, blocking the air passage, resulting in snoring. Mandibular repositioning involves advancing the lower jaw and retaining the protruded position during sleep. This keeps the airways open by indirectly pulling the tongue forward. Such appliances also hold the lower jaw and other structures to prevent the mouth from opening during sleep.

What is the biggest advantage of such devices? 

Unlike chin straps, etc that keeps the mouth tightly shut, mandibular advancement devices also called mandibular splints, being small in size, allows free jaw movement like yawning, smiling, etc. The device also allows the user to breathe through the mouth; this is important for mouth breathers who are suffering from clogged nose.

The device should ideally be fitted by a dentist who has specialized training in the field of sleep medicine.

What is so special about Snore Guard? 

Made with patented Air Flow Technology, Snore Guard is a trusted brand which assures the best fit and consistent snore-free breathing during sleep. It fits superbly according to the inner contours of the mouth and can be customized according to personal preference. It fits over the top teeth and is small enough not to cause any feeling of intrusion during use.

Is it safe? 

Though small in size, there is no risk of swallowing Snore Guard during sleep.

How to use Snore Guard? 

The device should be immersed in boiling water and shaped to fit properly in the mouth. Detailed information about fitting is provided with every pack. It should be replaced once every 6 months. When using for the first time, it is better to use it for a couple of hours during the day, for the first 2 days of use. This way the user can get acclimatized with the product.

During this adjustment period, some amount of discomfort in the teeth, jaw and gum might be experienced but this is temporary.  After use, it is recommended to wash the device and then store it in clean container after rinsing it dry.

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