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Are Anti Snoring Mouthguards Effective Against Snoring and Sleep Apnea? I Guess We Can’t Ask Carrie Fisher, Can We

carrie fisher sleep apneaUse the Force, Luke. Use the Continuous, Positive, Air Pressure (CPAP) Device. But only if you have sleep apnea, like Princess Leia was shown to have in the “official” medical report regarding her death. (Notice the attempt of mainstream media to gloss over her heavy drug use, also a major cause of a fatal apneaotic sleep event)

Snoring is the harsh or hoarse sound that occurs when there is partial obstruction of breathing in some way during sleep. However, in some cases it may indicate a chronic health condition. It is essentially caused by the vibration of tissues when breathing as air passes through them and this is what results in irritating sounds.

On the other hand, sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by breathing repeatedly stopping and starting. People with sleep apnea snore very loudly. There are two types of sleep apnea, central and obstructive. Central apnea is relatively rare because it is a neurological condition whereby the brain fails to send proper signals that function to control a person’s involuntary breathing at a rate that is normal.

The main cause of fatal sleep apnea episodes is prevailing obstructive sleep apnea, and contributing factors are drug use, body mass index, and lifestyle choices like exercise.

Just like Carrie Fisher can attest to, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

So, how effective are good oral sleep apnea mouthpieces and mouthguards for snoring? You see them everywhere, but do they work?

Sleep apnea mouthpieces and mouthguards work with the basic principle of repositioning the jaw to a position that is slightly forward. This is what allows the airways to remain open so that a person breathes clearly during sleep without tissues of the throat closing the airway or vibrating. This concept stops both snoring and sleep apnea for silent and good night’s rest.

Good oral sleep apnea mouthpieces and mouthguards regulate breathing by ensuring that the airways are open so that a patient does not suffer from abnormally low breathing or pauses during sleep.

Mouthpieces come in two varieties i.e. Mandibular Advancement Devices(MAD) and Tongue Stabilization Device (TSD). MAD is what repositions the jaw to a position that is more slightly more forward to open up the air ways while TSD devices function to prevent the tongue from falling back to the back of the throat. There are devices that combine the two concepts as well.

stop snoring oral applianceSleep apnea mouthpieces need a prescription from a sleep specialist or a doctor, but may OTC and FDA Cleared stop snoring mouthguards here both work and by pass the medical bureaucracy. see http://copeministries.org/blog/

Characteristics of the Best Stop Snoring Mouthpiece


There are certain characteristics or properties that good sleep apnea mouthpieces and mouthguards should have, the notable ones include the following:

• They should be made with a material that is free of any Bisphenol A (BPA). The ideal material to use is dental thermoplastic.

• They ought to be adjustable. The adjustability level of sleep apnea mouthpieces and mouthguards is what dictates comfort they provide as well as overall user experience.

• It should have boil-and-bite customization. This allows the device to mold to the gums and teeth after being dropped in hot water and slightly cooled.

• A good anti-snoring mouthpiece should be equipped with breathing holes. This is particularly beneficial tom people diagnosed with sinus problems.

Conclusion on Anti Snoring Mouthpieces


A good anti-snoring mouthpiece can stop snoring and sleep apnea but there are several factors that need to be considered before purchasing one as outlined above.