Snoring questions - answered

About Snoring

What Is Snoring?

Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases the sound may be soft, in others loud and unpleasant. The structures are usually the uvula and soft palate.

Are There Different Forms Of Snoring?

Yes, people snore for different reasons. The jaw drops open at night, or small or collapsing nostrils can prevent you from successfully breathing through your nose, the air hitting the back of the throat causes it to dry causing the snoring vibrations. A stop snoring mouthpiece helps 85% of people who snore but if you have a nose based problem, nasal strips or cones might be the answer.

Is It Common For Women To Snore?

Everyone will snore at some stage of their life. One out of five women snore especially if they are overweight or reaching menopause. It is also common for pregnant women to snore and this type of anti-snoring mouthpiece is ideal as it is non-invasive.

Will I Stop Snoring From The Very First Night ?

You have an 85% chance that the anti-snoring mouthpiece will work for you. If you find that after the first night that you still snore then re-mould the mouthpiece with your jaw slightly more forward. It should stop you from snoring from the first night.

About the Snoring Mouthpiece

How Long Does The Mouthpiece Last?

We recommend that the mouthpiece be replaced every 4 months. It is advisable to keep the mouthpiece as hygienic as possible. Some customers are light on the mouthpiece and it lasts longer than the users that grind their teeth.

Why are there no holes in a SnoreMate anti-snoring mouthpiece?

Mandibular devices, with or without holes, are extremely effective. Correct breathing habits are through the nose. The holes in some mouthpieces are not for breathing but make swallowing saliva easier. SnoreMate requires clear nasal passages for optimum use.

What Does It Feel Like To Wear An Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece?

Wearing an anti-snoring mouthpiece is a lot like wearing a gum guard before going out onto the sports field. Like anything, it takes a short while to get used to and at first it may feel a little weird to wear it. You may experience jaw / cheek muscle discomfort purely for the reason that you are moving your jaw into a new position and making the muscles adapt and work! Just think of it as taking your jaw to gym and working your muscles in a different way. The initial minor discomfort is short-lived and well worth it! After a week or two of use you will be so used to the feeling of sleeping with the mouthpiece that you won’t even know it’s there. You will be focusing more on the fact of how refreshed and energetic you feel throughout an entire day and how well you are sleeping at night.

Does The Mouthpiece Come In Different Sizes?

SnoreMate is a boil and bite mouthpiece and is designed as one size fits all. The material is soft when heated and can be molded to most sizes of teeth and jaws.

What materials are used to make SnoreMate?

It is made from an FDA approved hypoallergenic thermoplastic, is BPA, latex free and is approved for medical dental use.

How Often Will I Need To Replace My Mouthpiece?

Every four months to a year. The material, needs to be soft enough to be comfortable. Over time, this softness causes the mouthpiece to stretch, moving the jaw backwards in position. If the material was too firm, you would experience discomfort in the teeth and jaw.

What Do I Clean It With?

Use the spatula supplied to hold the mouthpiece and use a toothbrush with tooth paste to clean it or place the mouthpiece in a container and drop in a Polident tablet. A mouthwash would also be adequate to keep the mouthpiece clean.

Are There Any Side Effects?

The mouthpiece is normally very well tolerated. There are minor and temporary side effects and this refers mainly to hyper-salivation and morning discomfort.

Is It Normal That The Snoring Mouthpiece Falls Out At Night?

It takes about two weeks to get used to wearing the stop snoring mouthpiece, so it is natural that when you relax you will allow the mouthpiece to fall out. As long as you have stopped snoring the mouthpiece is fitted correctly, and naturally long term you will get used to sleeping with the snoring device.

Who can Wear the Snoring Mouthpiece

Can People Who Wear Dentures Wear A Snoring Mouthpiece?

No, we do not recommend it and we also suggest that only people with healthy gums and teeth use the snoring mouthpiece.

Can Children Use The Snoring Mouthpiece?

The jaw and teeth of children are still in the development stage so the mouthpiece should not be used for children.

The Moulding of the Snoring Mouthpiece

How Many Times Can It Be Molded?

Your snoring mouthpiece can only be moulded twice – so be sure to take extra time and care to follow the provided instructions carefully. Be sure to practice your forward position that will aid in stopping the snoring.

Is The Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece Easy To Mold?

Molding the mouthpiece for the first time can be tricky. We suggest first time users order the double pack so they have an extra mouthpiece. Preparation is everything so make sure you practice in front of a mirror. Once you have the knack of how the the ant-snoring mouthpiece is meant to feel and look then it is easy to mould in the future.