Snoremeds Snoring Mouthpiece Solution

Snoremeds Snoring Mouthpiece

How the device work?

SnoreMeds™ works as a splint by positioning and holding the lower jaw slightly forward while you sleep. As a result the throat is kept open, allowing air to easily flow unobstructed through the breathing passage, allowing the patient to breathe more freely and stop snoring.

Try this simple test for yourself:

  • Move your lower jaw forward, try and snore!
  • Notice how this lower jaw forward movement opens your airway!
  • Now you can see for yourself that if your lower jaw is held forward, this automatically opens the airway and prevents you from snoring.

Obstruction of the Airway.

Normal sleep position with mouthpiece opening the airway
















Image - 1 The airway is blocked by the tongue and soft palet falling back against the back of the throat, partially blocking the airway
Image - 2 See how the mouthpiece holds the lower jaw forward, in turn, pulling the tongue and soft palet forward, allowing a free flow of air

The reason that 85% of snoring sufferers prefer mandibular anti-snoring devices is because they work!

Mandibular anti snoring devices have been around for a decade. They work on a very simple principle - worn in the mouth, the devices push the lower jaw out by a few millimetres and thereby open up the respiratory tract, allowing air to flow unobstructed through the breathing passage.

SnoreMeds™ is an over-the-counter mandibular device that works effectively with 85% of snorers. Recommended by both doctors and dentists, it is made from non-latex, BPA-free, hypo-allergenic thermoplastic that is easily molded to the shape of the snorer’s mouth.

The SnoreMeds™ device has emergency holes which aid in easier swallowing with significantly less saliva build-up during the night. Research has revealed that many snorers prefer holes in the device and they suffer less from claustrophobia. Mandibular devices, with or without holes, are extremely effective. By preventing snoring, they allow oxygen to flow properly through the body so that the snorer (and the snorer’s bed companion), wake up refreshed.

This results in increased energy levels during the day (no more tiredness at work or nodding off in front of the TV at night); an improved attitude; reduction in headaches (if those headaches were caused by sleeplessness, lack of oxygen or grinding of teeth); and less risk of high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke.

 

How to stop snoring?

Snoring is usually caused by a partial obstruction of the upper airway behind the tongue. When we’re awake, our breathing is unobstructed as our body consciously keeps our upper airway open. But when we are asleep, the muscles around our airway relax, and the airway often becomes narrower. For most people who snore, air rushing through the narrowed opening causes the soft tissue in this part of the upper airway to vibrate, making the sound of what we call snoring.

SnoreMeds have been helping New Zealanders to prevent snoring through our easy to mould and wear anti-snoring mouthpiece. This snoring prevention device is effective for the majority of those who suffer from simple snoring and really want to stop snoring. So now you no longer have to put up with a bad nights sleep. You can buy the SnoreMed's anti-snoring mouthpiece online now for you or your partner through our website.   

Watch  video on how to Mould the Mouthpiece

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How to fit and use SnoreMeds Anti-snoring device?

The SnoreMeds™ pack includes molding instructions which are quick and easy-to-follow. The SnoreMeds™ mouthpiece is an oral appliance generally worn at night. The mouthpiece works as a splint by positioning and holding the lower jaw slightly forward during sleep. By doing this, the respiratory tract is widened, which enables air to flow unobstructed through the breathing passage enabling the patient to breathe more freely and prevent snoring.

Watch  video on how to Mould the Mouthpiece

STEP - 1 PREPARATION

  • A surface near to where the water will be boiled.
  • A kettle or a pot to boil water.
  • A container or mug deep enough to submerge the mouthpiece.
  • A watch, clock or timing device which can measure in seconds.
  • Take the contents out of the box.
  • Place the mouthpiece in the upright position as in diagram (Fig 1)
  • Insert the spatula into the holes in the front of the mouthpiece (Fig 2)
  • Practice moving your bottom jaw forward and find a comfortable forward position. Remember that you only need to move your lower jaw forward by a few millimeters for the mouthpiece to be effective.

 

STEP - 2 MOULDING PROCESS

  • Boil the water.
  • Pour the water into the container or remove the pot from the heat source.
  • Hold the mouthpiece using the spatula (be aware of the mouthpiece upright position)
  • Place the mouthpiece in the boiled water for 15-18 seconds.
  • The mouthpiece will appear clear and the plastic will be soft.
  • Place the mouthpiece into your mouth (the right way up) still holding the mouthpiece by the spatula.
  • Push your lower jaw forward by a few millimeters and bite down hard.
  • Suck the air out and use your fingers to push the plastic against your teeth to produce a firm custom fit.
  • Use your tongue to push from the other side. Remove the mouthpiece and hold it in cold water to set the shape.

 

STEP - 3 Cleaning and Storage

  • Keep the spatula, this will aid in future molding and cleaning of the mouthpiece.
  • Clean the mouthpiece by holding the mouthpiece with spatula.
  • Use toothpaste, mouthwash or Polident® 3-Minute Anti-Bacterial Denture Cleanser Rinse mouthpiece.
  • Shake off excess water, and store in the clean dry anti bacterial container supplied.

 

STEP - 4 Precautions

  • Suitable for adults only.
  • Not recommended to those who wear braces or dentures.
  • Suitable for those who have healthy gums and teeth.
  • If you suffer in anyway from Obstructive sleep apnea please consult a physician prior to using any brand of mouthpiece

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children wear the snoring device?

 We do not recommend that the mouthpiece be used for children as their teeth and jaw are still developing.

Can I use the device if I grind my teeth?

 Some customers use the device just for their problem with grinding, however if you grind and snore it will work for both.

Do anti-snoring mouthpieces work?

 A recent study in Switzerland found oral appliances effective in treating snoring. Side effects were only "mildly disturbing": mucosal dryness (86% of patients), tooth discomfort (59%), and excessive salivation (55%). A similar study in the UK of 25 heavy snorers found that use of "mandibular advancement appliances," i.e., mouthpieces, was effective in reducing snoring loudness for 84 per cent of the subjects while 76 per cent said they were snoring on fewer nights per week.

How comfortable is it to wear?

 It takes about 10 days to feel comfortable wearing the anti-snoring mouthpiece. The first few days you will feel discomfort in your jaw alignment and teeth. We call this gym fit, the discomfort does go away with regular use.

How do I clean the mouthpiece?

 The SnoreMeds™anti-snoring mouthpiece can be cleaned each morning and evening by simply inserting the spatula into the front of the mouthpiece, then using a toothbrush and paste you brush the mouthpiece like you would brush your teeth.

How long does SnoreMeds last?

 The mouthpiece lasts about 4 months. The mouthpiece will loose its strength and it will collect bacteria with long time useage.

I have sleep apnoea, can I use this device?

People with sleep apnoea should contact their health professional before using any anti snoring device. SnoreMeds is a device to help alleviate simple snoring issues if in doubt always seek professional advice

I wear dentures - can I still use the mouthpiece?

 You have to have healthy teeth to wear the anti-snoring mouthpiece.

What is the Mandibular advancement device made from?

 The anti-snoring mouthpiece is made from non-latex, BPA-free, hypo-allergenic thermoplastic that is easily molded to the shape of the snorer’s mouth.

Why do I snore?

 Snoring is usually caused by a partial obstruction of the upper airway behind the tongue. When we’re awake, our breathing is unobstructed as our body consciously keeps our upper airway open. But when we are asleep, the muscles around our airway relax, and the airway often becomes narrower. For most people who snore, air rushing through the narrowed opening causes the soft tissue in this part of the upper airway to vibrate, making the sound of what we call snoring.

Why does the anti-snoring mouthguard have holes?

 The SnoreMeds mouthpiece has twin holes in the front that allow for easier swallowing and emergency breathing for night time nasal blockages. The mouthpiece comes with a spatula for ease of molding, remolding if necessary, and to hold the mouthpiece while cleaning.

Will I stop snoring immediatey?

 You should stop snoring from the first night of wearing the mouthpiece if the molding process has been successful. If after the first night the snoring does not stop, remold the mouthpiece with your jaw slightly more forward.

Will it affect my bite?

 Long term use of mandibular devices can affect your bite. SnoreMeds is recommended for the temporary relief of snoring. For a long term or permanent solution please contact your health professional.