Chronic snoring, where you snore continuously every night, is a disruptive condition that leads to many more serious health issues like high blood pressure and heart disease. These potentially fatal conditions are caused by the low levels of oxygen that are taken in throughout the night as you struggle to breathe. During sleep, the tongue relaxes and allowed to fall back into the airway and restrict the amount of air you are able to take into your lungs. The less air, the harder your heart works to pump blood through your body. Without oxygen, the human body simply does not function properly. Because snoring results in low oxygen levels, it impedes on your daily functioning, leaving you exhausted, sick, and groggy.
There are several different methods of reducing snoring but consistent snoring (not sleep apnea) requires a mouthpiece to reposition the jaw and stabilise the tongue in order to keep an open airway. Dozens of anti-snoring mouthpieces have been designed to eliminate or greatly reduce snoring but many do not allow for intake of air through the mouth, rather they rely on intake of air through the nasal passage. For some, this is not possible for various reasons including colds and allergies that tend to block-up the nose. People with a deviated septum are also often unable to breathe through their noses at night and tend to snore because they rely on breathing through their mouths. Luckily, among the various designs of mouthpieces, ZQuiet is perfectly suited for mouth-breathers.
The ZQuiet is a soft, BPA-free, thermoplastic elastomer (a flexible but durable blend of plastic and rubber) mouthpiece that requires no at-home custom fitting. It is a Mandibular Advancement Device meaning that it effectively pushes the lower jaw forward to keep the tongue rigid and disallowing it Continue reading