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How This Laser In Your Mouth Stops Snoring

It sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie. Probably a really bad movie from the 70’s at that. There are lasers everywhere in movies like that and they generally serve a few purposes. Most of them violent (looking at you, Star Wars). Aside from shooting lasers out of your mouth, having this treatment with a laser inside your mouth, or rather your throat, is actually helping people stop snoring. It sounds a little bit ridiculous, but once you read more about the purpose of the laser and what it does, it’s not that bad:

Snoring is causing millions of people a good night’s sleep.
Just ask Oceanside’s Fred Brick — or better yet, ask his wife. “She would say gosh I didn’t sleep at all last night. You were just snoring and snoring”, Brick says.
Brick is no longer sawing logs at night all because of a new, non-invasive procedure called “Nightlase”. The laser used in the procedure is a little larger than a permanent marker.
The tool points in to the patient’s open mouth, and zaps out snoring, much to the delight of Fred’s wife. “Now she says she sleeps better and she feels like she can sleep all night” Brick added.
Dr. Eugene Nowak of Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Vista says “Nightlase” tightens the skin around the throat. “It’s just heating the tissue. By heating that collagen, we’re going to get a tightening and a little bit of a plumping effect,” Nowak explained.
The tighter, plumper skin allows the air to move more freely in a person’s throat. Brick says the procedure is pain free. “Does not hurt at all. Just a gentle little heat”, Brick added.
Dr. Nowak says patients can expect 80% of snoring to dissipate after three treatments. Patient Bob Novinskey is seeing results after just one treatment.
“I’m hoping to reach that 80%. I’m guessing i’m 50% now. I’m hoping to get there.”
It’s an interesting use for beams of light and seems to go in the right direction. There are people who will be interested in the procedure, especially because of the low recovery time. It’s permanent, unlike using an anti snoring mouthpiece like the SnoreRX (http://snoringmouthpiecereview.org/snorerx). It’s far less invasive than some other procedures that are out there. The major con with something like this is the cost. Since it’s relatively new technology it’s going to come at a premium. The article doesn’t exactly state how many treatments are needed to reach the snore-free goal, but chances are it’s not a one-zap type of deal. This is talking about changing the internal structure of the throat: tightening and plumping up skin. This can’t be something quickly done. Careful research and lots of questions should be the first thing you think about if you want to consider something like this. As with anything new, it’s a bit unknown. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, it just means there aren’t a lot of people out there who can testify to it’s greatness just yet. Be sure to ask your healthcare professional about a treatment like this as well, as they will most likely know more about it.

Personalization In Your Mouth

When it comes to common treatments of snoring many people will depend on oral appliances. Depending on the issue  you face, you might require a device that will push your jaw forward to allow more airflow or you might require a device that will hold your tongue in place. When you sleep, your muscles relax. Snorers often have muscles that relax too much in their mouths. This causes the tongue to fall to the back of the throat and obstruct the airflow. The loosened muscles and blocked airflow also cause that snoring sound we have come to expect from a snorer.

Getting devices that work isn’t that hard, but the tricky part can be finding a device that will fit your mouth. Some products will come in several sizes to help you determine which one is going to work and some just come in one-size-fits-all. That can be exceptionally distressing to someone who does not have an ‘average’ shaped or sized mouth.

But what if you could get a completely customized mouthpiece without shelling out hundreds of dollars to your dentist? One company in Australia is interested in making this idea work:

Australian medical device company Oventus Medical recently launched a new 3D printing facility in Melbourne that will produce new anti-snoring devices customized to an individual’s specific needs.

The Oventus 3D printing facility is located at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s (CSIRO) Clayton site. It will manufacture O2Vent, a lightweight titanium device which stops patients from snoring by delivering air to the back of the mouth, alleviating multiple sites of obstruction including the nose, soft palate and tongue.

Research shows that sleep apnea, which is caused by excessive snoring, can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, irregular heartbeats, heart attacks, and diabetes.

The company said the device could benefit the estimated one million Australians that suffer from sleep apnoea and millions more around the world.

Australia’s Minister for Innovation, Industry, and Science Greg Hunt said it is a major step forward for Australian innovation that changes lives and creates employment.

Oventus’ partnership with CSIRO has been cited as an example of collaboration between private sector and public research, creating businesses opportunities and new jobs – a key aim of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Research Director of CSIRO Manufacturing Dr. Keith McLean attributes the science organization’s unique multidisciplinary capabilities for the speedy delivery of the Oventus project.

Via: http://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/article/3d-printing-facility-australia-produce-anti-snoring-device-1517203475

While this idea is cropping up in the Land of the Down Under, that doesn’t mean the idea won’t come to North America either. It might already be here, just happening in secret. It’s a great idea and an awesome example of how to make partnerships work. It’s exciting to see a technology like 3D printing being used for such a practical purpose. The fact that it’s also being developed by a medical team shows how serious the company is on ensuring that this product is safe and meets various requirements.

If this goes forward, hopefully it will make the idea of customized mouthpieces less expensive than the options currently available. Right now, the most customizable and adjustable mouth guard is the SnoreRX. While of course it doesn’t have the kind of personalized design that a mouthpiece that comes out of a 3D printer does, it more than does the job as being one of the most adjustable mouth guards out there.

Sleep Apnea Test? There’s an App for That

Obstructive sleep apnea is certainly something that has the potential to be dangerous. This particular sleep disorder is known to obstruct (get it?) the airways in a person while they’re sleeping. This means that the person who is suffering from this disorder will actually stop breathing several times during the night. It can be scary to think about and not everyone is aware they have it. Maybe you sleep alone and there is no one to catch the sounds you’re making. Maybe you sleep with a heavy sleeper who wouldn’t notice if an earthquake happened. Whatever the reason, it’s important to take that step forward into investigating when you don’t get a good night’s sleep more than once a week.

The great news is that there’s an app for that (frankly, there are also some pretty excellent devices, as you probably will note in this SnoreRX review). Really, there is an app that was developed that will measure the sounds you make while you sleep to see if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea:

With new technologies been invented for early diagnosis and treatment of various disorders, the Ben-Gurion University, Israel has come up with an innovative smartphone-based system for assessing a patients’ obstructive sleep apnea and sleep–wake activity, a study of how sleepy one feels. The technique of assessing the activity is cheap and easy to use and can possibly serve as an alternative over the traditional polysomnography in few studies.

The patient is not required to be connected to any sort of sensors to assess the activity. Instead, it performs on a program that can be downloaded on the smartphone to examine sleep and speech sounds. The microphone of the smartphone is used by the software to hear the sounds a sleeping person generates. The recorded sounds are processed and classified to determine specific events such as coughing, wheezing, or snoring.

To evaluate the accuracy of the software, the research team performed an analysis which included 350 volunteers. It was found that the smartphone-based system was able to accurately verify the sleeping events and assess the sleep–wake activity and obstructive sleep apnea in the subjects.

Professor Tarasiuk and Dr. Zigel said, “We have built a contact-free speech signal analysis that can aid in early diagnosis of sleep disorders and obstructive sleep apnea.”

Via: http://greaterpatchoguedaily.com/smartphone-app-analyzes-obstructive-sleep-apnea/12098

It’s great to see new technology being developed to help people. Not everyone has the time or money to invest in visiting a sleep clinic or even bringing up this potential issue with a doctor. Being able to test it out in your own home gives you that freedom to be more comfortable in your surroundings. By visiting your healthcare professional armed with information, you can circumvent difficult tests or bypass the waiting game while your doctor tries to determine what tests are needed and when you could go. It doesn’t replace the need for a healthcare visit; it enhances it. This is especially useful for those who live alone or for those who think it’s just a snoring issue. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea so instead of passing the earplugs over, fire up the app and see what comes out of it.

Suffer from Sleep Apnea? Here’s One Job You Should Rethink

There are plenty of issues that people with sleep concerns will face. When you can’t sleep well, it throws off your entire day and sometimes your whole week! Snoring is a major sleep issue that more people suffer from than they realize. If you sleep alone, you might never know that you are a snorer until you can’t figure out why you’re so tired every single day. There are several causes for

snoring but the most common is that your muscles in your mouth and throat are so loose it causes vibrations when you breathe. This is what gives way to the snoring sound we’ve all come to identify, thanks to television.

Another major sleep issue is Sleep Apnea and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Those who suffer from OSA will literally stop breathing several times at night. This interrupts the sleeping pattern and deprives the brain of oxygen.  It can have serious side effects for the waking hours and generally a special machine is needed to help the sufferer breathe and sleep uninterrupted at night. This is why a mouthpiece like the SnoreRX can be huge. It can easily contain your apnea. Read our SnoreRX review here.

Because the side effects of untreated snoring can severely impact your job, some occupations are making testing for OSA a mandatory component:

On July 8, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) closed its period for public comments regarding a proposal that would make it mandatory for all commercial drivers to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which has been identified as one of major causes of truck accidents.

The NTSB, in consultation with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is expected to make its recommendation before the end of 2016, which could authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to propose a new law regarding the treatment of sleep apnea among commercial truck drivers.

[…]

Because sleep apnea interrupts the sleep cycle, people with this disorder often struggle with focusing and remaining alert during the day.

And occupations such as truck driving are physically and mentally taxing, which when combined with sleep apnea, can make for a fatal combination for other drivers.

Sleep Apnea Stats Among Commercial Drivers:

Some recent statistics show that truck drivers are particularly vulnerable to developing sleep apnea.

A joint study by the University of Pennsylvania, FMCSA and the American Transportation Research Institute of the American Trucking Associations, found that 28 percent of commercial truck drivers have mild to severe apnea.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported in 2014 that drowsy driving resulted in 328,000 accidents, 109,000 injuries, and more than 6,000 fatalities each year.

What’s even scarier is that truck drivers are more likely to exhibit certain risk factors of sleep apnea.

Via: https://www.yahoo.com/news/rise-sleep-apnea-related-truck-135800526.html

Does this mean that sufferers of sleep apnea can never be truck drivers? Of course not. What this means is that the industry has identified a potential safety issue and are taking the steps to manage it. The good news is that the more people who are identified as having OSA, the more assistance they can get. Remember, not everyone has someone in their bed who can let them know what they do in their sleep. There is no other way for people to find out just what goes on during the night if no one tells them.

While this may be an occupation people with OSA should rethink going after, it doesn’t mean that being a truck driver is impossible. Driver fatigue has long been a serious issue for truck drivers so it should be comforting to know that serious thought into the causes of fatigue are being investigated. We will continue to need truck drivers until they invent teleportation. Until that time, let’s make sure our roads, and our truck drivers, are safe.

Stop Snoring Proactively? Try SnooZeal

It’s a straight up fact: currently, there is really no particular solution that remedies snoring as well as snoring mouthpieces. I’m talking about none. Yes, there is CPAP, and that can be effective despite its overall awkwardness, cost and just frankly difficulties. But if you’re like most people, a CPAP machine is just not going to cut it – there is really very little debate about this.

snoozealSo, in terms of snoring mouthpieces that are fantastic and have been proven over and over again to really halt the symptoms of snoring, you’re really not going to get much better than the SnoreRX (http://snoringmouthpiecereview.org/snorerx), a MAD mouthpiece with the kind of precision most others dream of, and of course, the Good Morning Snore Solution (http://snoringmouthpiecereview.org/good-morning-snore-solution), the TMJ go-to mouthpiece for anyone with a snoring issue. The latter, of course, allows you to use it even if you have dentures, something that is not the case for MAD mouthpieces.

The Key Negative Of These Mouthpieces

Alright, alright. Well, there are different devices for different people, that’s for sure. And some people simply do not like sleeping with something in their mouth. It’s just a fact. But for many people out there, the mouthpieces above, along with a few others reviewed on our site are absolutely effective and comfortable to roll with.

But your main issue with a snoring mouth guard of any kind? It has to be worn. Like every night. So, until you take a look at a more major way of solving your snoring issues, like perhaps losing a ton of weight or even committing to a serious snoring surgery, you will have to wear your mouthpiece if you want to stop the log sawing.

But what if you could address your snoring problem at its foundation: by tackling the tongue. The SnooZeal does this, and you don’t wear it as you sleep; instead, it zaps the snoring out of you, according to MedGadget.com:

The SnooZeal product consists of a mouth piece that places electrodes above and below the tongue, a control unit that connects to the mouthpiece, a remote control, and a smartphone app. It works by electrically stimulating the tongue to give it a workout and keep it from completely relaxing and collapsing during the night.

The SnooZeal is not actually used during sleep, but indicated to be placed in the mouth twice a day for a period of six weeks. This essentially physically trains the tongue muscle and helps to keep it at least partially contracted even at night.

The device can be controlled either via the remote or through the accompanying smartphone app.

Via: http://www.medgadget.com/2016/11/snoozeal-prevents-snoring-training-tongue-daytime.html

Er, working out your tongue? Is that a thing? Yes, claims the SnooZeal site itself:

The remote control or App activates electrodes in the mouthpiece, which stimulate the tongue muscles, effectively giving them a “work out”. The wireless system removes the need for wires going to the mouth.

The Smart App allows you to monitor how often you have used the device, when, and most importantly, how your snoring has changed over the period by monitoring your snoring levels at night.

SnooZeal offers four programs for different types of toning improvements to the tongue muscle function.
It can be used anytime, anywhere, in any personal environment – watching television or whilst doing almost anything around the house.

Er, OK. Giving your tongue a “workout”, eh? Now, the cynic in us wonders if this is a lot like those “electric ab belts” that are supposed to zap you into full on South-Beach-style six pack abs. As in, some hype, kind of cool as a concept, but frankly not useful at all. Possibly even a scam.

But, this is just speculation, of course. The SnooZeal may in fact work. Their website does not really display any particular way to order the product, so this may in fact just be a beta-style product. There is nothing on the site in terms of clinical trials, or really anything about how you can actually buy a SnooZeal for yourself!

And still, we have to commend the SnooZeal folks for attempting to attack the obstructive sleep apnea problem at its source: your tongue. If this product is more than just vaporware, it does have the real possibility of changing lives!

SnoreRX – Prescription for Success

If you’ve ever wondered how those mouthpieces work and if they’re even worth it, read on. Living with a snorer, or being the snorer others have to live with, isn’t the best past time around. Many people snore for various health snorerxreasons and due to participating in other not-so-healthy activities right before bed. Instead of ignoring the problem it’s important to identify the cause and deal with it before you get kicked out of your bed. Depending on the cause of the snoring you may need to consider investing in a mouthpiece. There are several on the market but some recent changes to one of our favorites, SnoreRX, is sure to raise some eyebrows:

Apnea Sciences, the manufacturer of SnoreRx, has announced a new improved design to its popular “stop snoring” mouthpiece, SnoreRx.

The changes in SnoreRx were brought about due to an ongoing effort to improve the user experience where customer suggestions were heard and acted upon.

New upgraded features were designed to resolve three of the most common issues reported by customers which include:

–     Slimmer less bulky design.

–     Easier adjustment and stays locked in place.

–     Greater comfort and improved custom fit impression.

More details for SnoreRx can be found here, www.snorerx.com.

SnoreRx remains the only non-prescriptive oral appliance that meets and exceeds established medical standards set by Medicare and is approved by the FDA.

One of its flagship features include a built in calibrator allowing the user the ability to reset the mouthpiece adjustment to provide maximum effectiveness and comfort whenever needed. The adjustment moves in 1 mm increments, or what’s called Jaw Advancement Calibration.  SnoreRx does not produce constant pressure or torsion which can lead to pain and tendinitis.

Jeff Rafael, a senior SnoreRx affiliate, had this to say:

“The concept behind SnoreRx is not new, however the design is.  They have taken all aspects of this type of device to a much higher level.  Making the new upgrades has addressed many of the most common issues reported by customers.

If a person is a candidate to wear a stop snoring mouthpiece, I believe SnoreRx is now by far the safest, most effective and affordable solution to cure their snoring problem, period.

I love that it’s 100% made in the US, it adjusts, and is loaded with a ton of great safety and comfort features to get a great night’s sleep.  I use it personally and I know how wonderful it is.

[…]”

Via: http://free-press-release-center.info/pr00000000000000293265_snorerx-stop-snoring-mouthpiece-upgrade-offers-slimmer-design-for-people-who-snore-in-2015.html

One of the major concerns users had was with the size of the SnoreRX so the company responded in kind. Released just last year the improvements to the mouthpiece are already being lauded by users. The company kept the features users have become used to and worked on making it sleeker an more comfortable. This is a great example of a company being told that something isn’t working and then going ahead to do the best they can to make it better for their customers. Not many corporations tend to care about what their users think and those are the ones you will find who produce cheap, and grossly ineffective, products that they try to foist off on users.

With its precise calibrations to make it easy to customize and use the SnoreRx is definitely worth the $99 you’d ave to spend in order to get it. Sometimes you need to consider the value over the quantity of the money you are spending. This is one of those instances where slightly expensive comes with a great payoff that cheap just can’t give you.

Snoring Statistics Show Dramatic UK Numbers

snoringLife is a dangerous beast. All day you have to be vigilant for potential death traps on the highway, the train and in shopping malls. The food you eat could be killing you from the inside out and the sedentary lifestyle your office job forces on you is not doing you any favours. While you’re busy dodging these potential catastrophes you probably think that you’re safe at home, all tucked into your bed and snuggled under your blankets.

You might be: if you don’t snore.

People who snore and share a bed with someone who doesn’t can find themselves embroiled in battle until the wee hours of the morning. Between elbow jabs to the ribs and cross words in an attempt to get the snorer to stop, people who snore can often wake up feeling like they just went to war. There are several options to get your partner to stop snoring and according to some information gleaned from the United Kingdom, some people are more violent than others. Do any of these sound familiar?

If you often find yourself counting sheep with a pillow pressed up against your ear to block out your partner’s snores, you’re not alone.

Couples have shared the most outrageous things they’ve done to stop their partner snoring – and it seems that a simple jab in the ribs and kick in the shins is no longer sufficient.

New research reveals that 90 per cent of people in the UK live with a snoring partner and this figure rises to a staggering 97 per cent if you live in Scotland.

It seems that many are willing to go to extreme lengths to ensure they get their snore-free shut eye.

One particular partner from Northern Ireland admitted that she resorts to ‘pulling out underarm hairs’ to stop her partner from snoring, whereas in London one person resorts to ‘keeping a kazoo by the bed to give a quick, sharp noise to wake them up’.

In Wales, one person said they resort to ‘sellotaping their partners lips shut’ whilst another from Yorkshire resorts to ‘putting a smelly sock next to their partners face’ to keep them from snoring.

It seems that nothing is off limits when it comes to getting a decent night’s sleep as alarmingly someone from Northern Ireland resorts to ‘suffocating them with a pillow, but only for a few seconds’.

Via: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3684497/I-kicked-face-Couples-reveal-worst-things-ve-stop-partner-snoring.html

There may be times when you’ve woken up with a sore jaw and haven’t been able to figure out how it happened. Maybe you thought you slept funny. If you snore, the chances increase that your bed partner may have smacked you in order to get the snoring to stop.

This doesn’t mean that your partner is actively abusing you. They may also be going this unconsciously because they want the noise to stop. People do strange things when they’re half-awake. IF this sounds like you then maybe you need to look into some self-defense options, like maybe which mouthpiece is worth your hard earned dollars.

So cheer up, friend! There’s hope that your bruises will heal yet!

 

How To Eliminate Snoring And Improve Your Life

simple-sleep-tipsAlmost every family has one: that person who passes out on the couch during family gatherings and snores so loudly the house shakes. The family member that small children think is some kind of monster due to the noise that comes out of their mouth. While it seems all fun and games for the younger members it's a sobering reality for older ones. That snoring family member probably keeps their own family up in the night and they also probably wake up several times themselves. They're probably embarrassed about their sleep disorder but are either too embarrassed to see a medical professional about it or too proud to admit there is a problem.

And so people begin to suffer.

Those who can't sleep properly during the night because they or someone in their house snores are at risk for extreme lethargy the following day. This can lead to poor decisions and can eventually impact their jobs.

But there is hope! There are some simple tips that can make life easier for all those affected. Some more good news is that most of these tips don't come with a cost attached:

Snorers tend to be crankier in mornings due to lack of sleep. Snorers are also more likely to have a serious condition called obstructive sleep apnoea, which indicates risk for heart disease. These are only a handful of reasons to stop snoring and get a peaceful night of sleep.

The National Institutes for Health (NHS) warns that 'there's no miracle cure for snoring.' However, that doesn't mean an adult has to be a snorer for the rest of his or her life. Snoring can be managed with a combination of habitual changes and sleep aids sold at pharmacies. Read ahead to find out several medically approved tips to alleviate snoring:

  1. Use a snoring aid

The most common treatment people seek for snoring is using various natural and pharmaceutical aids sold over the counter. If you are buying an anti-snoring device, choose a good product like theravent, which is a simple adhesive strip that should be pasted over the nostrils before going to sleep. The strip increases the pressure inside the airways; a trick that can eliminate the sounds associated with snoring. Anti-snoring devices such as this should be used in combination with other therapies like the ones mentioned below.

  1. Improve sleeping position

Your sleeping position can affect how your jaw and mouth is positioned during sleep.

Via: http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/stop-snoring-and-sleep-better-with-these-simple-tips/

Most of these tips probably seem like common sense. There are also other great snoring devices out there like the SnoreRX, of course. The fact remains that many people don't really use common sense and what is normal for one person is not for another. Sometimes you need to read these tips or have someone actually tell you before you can register it in your mind as something important.

Not only will these tips help your snoring concerns they will also improve your quality of life. Being healthy is never a bad thing so why not take the first step in the right direction?