Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm
Snoring is one of the biggest culprits for spouses sleeping apart. Those who snore may sleep in another room so that their partners aren’t constantly jabbing them in the ribs to get them to stop. Those who live with a snorer may sleep in another room because earplugs can only do so much when the source of the sound is right next to your face. There are many health reasons why people snore and there are some lifestyle changes that can be done to reduce or eliminate snoring. Identify your stress: if you are feeling stressed out during the day chances are you snore at night. Try to ease back on the smoking and/or drinking before bed. If you take medication just so you can sleep at all, talk to your doctor about different types. If you feel you are overweight that can also contribute to snoring.
The catch with making lifestyle changes is that they all take time. Not everyone can quit smoking overnight. Those who may need to reduce their weight can’t just snap their fingers and have it done. The world doesn’t work like that unless you are some kind of celebrity and swimming in money. Since the majority of people don’t fall into this category we need to be careful how we spend our limited money.
Snoring is generally caused by your airways being blocked. There are a few different ways your airways can be blocked; if you suffer from persistent nasal congestion your nose will be always blocked and can cause the snoring sound. For people who snore through their mouths it is generally because when they are sleeping their tongues are so relaxed they fall to the back of the mouth and block the airway. Snoring is then created by the tongue vibrating when people are trying to breathe while they sleep.
There are a lot of products on the market and as consumers we need to do our research and be careful when we buy something. Most of us buy things online these days and we won’t always go into a store to get a physical look at a product before we buy it. We depend on reviews from customers just like us or on word-of-mouth if a friend has purchased and used the same product we are contemplating.
When it comes to anti-snoring devices there are hosts of pillows, chin straps, nasal strips, mouthpieces, sprays and even some external devices that look like watches. The thing to remember is that snoring is generally caused by a factor inside your mouth. Mouthpieces are generally the way to go, but you still have to be careful. There are a lot of scams out there and sometimes they are prevalent through our most trusted supplier: Amazon.
There is a mouthpiece for sale on Amazon called Serenity Sleep Aid Custom Night Mouth Guard. We’ll just call it Serenity for simplicity.
At first glance this product looks amazing with a lot of positive reviews. But you need to dig deeper. Reasons among the one-star comments range from the pain and discomfort which can happen to any mouthpiece user regardless of who makes it. However, there are also claims that when people purchased this item through the seller on Amazon, they received a knock-off product from a completely different company! What?! How does that even happen? And it’s more than one person who has sounded the alarm and the comments are fairly recent. So not only are you trusting your sleep to a faceless company, you are also relying on the right product being sent. That smells like a scam to me. Many people have been able to return the device when they realized it was a knock-off, but it gives cause to wonder how many people just used what they were given? Be careful. Read all reviews, even the negative ones. You need to protect yourself as best as you can.