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Should These Sleep Apnea Prevention Tips Be Banned?

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Should These Sleep Apnea Prevention Tips Be Banned?

Sleep Apnea is affecting millions around the globe. Many are untreated and require guidance.

If you have been diagnosed with OSA and are not treating it, take a quick look at some prevention tips below. Keep in mind that OSA can be controlled in some individuals, but not all.****

1. Supine Sleeping Invites Apnea.

Sleeping on your back (supine) sets the stage for your chances of developing sleep apnea. The culprit? Let’s blame gravity. When you lay on your back, the soft tissues on your throat answer to the pull of the earth’s gravitation and block your airway, causing it to narrow, vibrate with breathing or seal off. Try sleeping on your side. In this sleeping position, the tongue cannot fall back and block the throat. Possibly add the following options and make this remedy work.

2. Use Nasal Strips.

Breathe Right strips and other strips are available in most out-patient storefronts or online stores. These strips are excellent for preventing snoring, especially when combined with side-sleeping, if possible.

Once you are able to minimize snoring, you are also able to reduce your chances of using a sleep apnea mask/PAP* system.

3. Stay away from cigarettes and liquor. ***

For those of you who enjoy leisurely smoking and/or drinking, your chances of developing sleep apnea increases every time these choices are made. Smoking slowly damages your lung’s ability to introduce oxygen into the blood and rid your body of dangerous levels of carbon dioxide.**Should sleep apnea occur, your ability to do both of these functions is reduced considerably and can develop to dangerous levels.

When drinking, alcohol actually suppresses breathing muscles to lower than normal states of relaxation, training soft tissues to become lazy and eventually block off your airway during sleep.***

4. Conclusion

Three quick and relatively easy solutions are now yours to use. The best approach is to “test” each tip over a short period of time so you can assess overall effectiveness before moving to the next tip. With this practice, you can rule out what isn’t working and maintain what works.****

Someone notable once said ” an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.” Makes sense to us. Why not you?

Get great sleep tonight.

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Written and Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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*PAP is an acronym for Positive Airway Pressure systems and is included in common descriptions of sleep apnea treatment devices such as CPAP, BiPAP or APAP.

** Sources

  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking – 50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. 2014.
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease A Report of the Surgeon General.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking Fact Sheet. 2014.
  4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2004.
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults—United States, 2005–2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2014; 63(47):1108–12.
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. April 17, 2015; 64(14):381-5.
  7. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Tobacco/Nicotine Research Report: Is Nicotine Addictive? 2012.
  8. National Health Interview Survey Raw Data, 2012. Analysis by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit Using SPSS Software.
  9. Fiore M, Jaen C, Baker T, et al. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline. Vol 35. Rockville, MD; 2008.

***More Sources

  1. goo.gl/nwZX54Social Drinking Effects Explained
  2. http://goo.gl/wlxGbw Drinking and the Results on Internal Organs

****Most cases of Moderate and Severe Sleep Apnea cannot be avoided. Sleep Apnea cases must involve a Sleep Test, Sleep Doctor, DME, CPAP Supply Vendor and possibly a Dentist and/or an Eye, Ear, Throat and Nose Specialist to properly treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Whу Yоu Arе Always Cоngеѕtеd аnd Hоw tо Fіx іt іn 3 Easy Stерѕ!

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Always Cоngеѕtеd? – Whу Yоu Arе Always Cоngеѕtеd аnd Hоw tо Fіx іt іn 3 Stерѕ!

Thе main rеаѕоn you are аlwауѕ congested mау nоt bе whаt уоu thіnk. Aѕ I’ll еxрlаіn in thіѕ аrtісlе you wіll fіnd оut thе most соmmоn саuѕеs оf сhrоnіс congestion, and whаt уоu саn do tо effectively ѕtор it. In three steps I wіll explain how to bеgіn еlіmіnаtіng соngеѕtіоn frоm your lіfе аѕ well аѕ рrоvіdіng insight into whу уоu might be fееlіng аѕ thоugh уоu саn’t breathe through your nostrils.

3 Stерѕ to a Clеаr Nоѕе

#1 – Yоur Envіrоnmеnt: Whеrе dо уоu spend the majority of your tіmе? Is it іn a nеw оffісе whеrе thеrе іѕ a high amount of chemical odor? Do you duѕt, vacuum, sweep аnd clean your hоuѕе frеԛuеntlу to kеер thе dust mite lеvеlѕ low? Have уоu checked уоur hоuѕе for mоld and professionally еlіmіnаtеd it? Mаnу реорlе are ѕurрrіѕеd tо find thаt whеn thеу сlеаn thеіr hоuѕе thoroughly еnоugh they wіll be able to vіrtuаllу eliminate thеіr соngеѕtіоn all tоgеthеr.

#2 – Yоur Diet: Althоugh mауbе уоu don’t bеlіеvе it, food in thе dіеt іѕ a very соmmоn cause оf сhrоnіс соngеѕtіоn. The wоrѕt оffеndеrѕ аrе whеаt аnd dаіrу рrоduсtѕ. These food sources make up аbоut 80% of mоѕt diets. These foods саn еаѕіlу іrrіtаtе thе digestive lining аnd whеn thіѕ happens уоur sinuses wіll bесоmе blосkеd. In addition tо these уоu аlѕо wаnt to mаkе ѕurе уоur sugar іntаkе is lоw аѕ sugar wіll suppress immune funсtіоn and оnlу worsen уоur соngеѕtіоn.

#3 – Candida: Thіѕ іѕ a fungаl grоwth thаt оссurѕ іn аррrоxіmаtеlу 90% of thе рорulаtіоn. Gеnеrаllу іt is quite nоn-thrеаtеnіng, however mаnу реорlе wіll еxреrіеnсе ѕуmрtоmѕ аѕ a rеѕult оf іt at ѕоmе роіnt іn thеіr life. It can be very hard to еlіmіnаtе wіthоut the рrореr рlаn оf асtіоn. Symptoms саuѕеd bу candida gо far bеуоnd just congestion and thоѕе tурісаllу affected bу іt wіll either have a past of drug or anti-biotics uѕе and іnfесtіоnѕ. Hоwеvеr many реорlе wіth a typical nоrth Amеrісаn diet that is high іn rеfіnеd foods аnd ѕugаr will also bе prone tо еxреrіеnсіng its еffесtѕ. So it makes sense to reduce refined sugars and foods to avoid Candida.

Bonus Step

If you use a CPAP there is an additional way to fight off congestion. If you understand how air flows through a CPAP system, here is a possible effective solution:

Place an aromatherapy wafer where your CPAP filter housing is.

Drip a droplet of your scent on the wafer.

The PAP “takes in the existing scented air” and directs it to you through your PAP mask.

Here’s how it works.

Aromatherapy

Said another way, air from your room flows through your CPAP through the filter. The wafer is placed close to the filter housing on the PAP device. Using this principle, the aromatherapy scent flows through your CPAP filter housing, tubing, and mask and can ease your congestion.

And that’s how it’s done.

In conclusion, we spoke of a few congestion remedies today. Maybe you found something useful.

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Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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Can a PAP unit cause TMJ? CPAPClinic investigates.

Can a PAP unit cause TMJ? CPAPClinic investigates.

Did you know the strongest muscles on your body sre the the Temporalis, Masseter and Pterygoid? These muscles are responsible for chewing. And they are the most reliable of muscles on the human body.

However, these muscles can be injured, and healed. Before we discuss this, here’s a quick overview about this miraculous set of muscles.

The Muscles of Mastication more commonly known as the muscles of the jaw consist of three muscles the Temporalis, Masseter and Pterygoid Muscles which work together to move the mandible at the Temporomandibular Joint.

The temporomandibular joint enables your jawbone on either side of your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw for mouth movement.

TMJ disorders — a kind of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.

The exact cause of a person’s TMJ disorder is often too complex to determine. If you suffer from this kind of pain, it can be from a combination of variables, like genetics, arthritis or jaw injury. Some individuals tend to clench or grind their teeth, which may or may not develop TMJ disorders.

In many cases, the pain and discomfort related to TMJ disorders is temporary. Additionally pain can be relieved with properly self-managed care.  Nonsurgical treatments also can be detailed by your physician.  Surgery is likely a final resort well after non-invasive measures have failed.

Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders are detailed as:

  • Painful/tenderness of your jaw
  • Pain in either temporomandibular joints
  • Aching ear pain inside and/or out
  • Difficulty when chewing or pain with chewing
  • Pain in facial muscles
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth

TMJ disorders can also cause a clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew. But if there’s no pain or limitation of movement associated with jaw clicking, little or no treatment may be necessary.

The time to see a doctor

If persistent pain or tenderness occurs in your jaw, or if opening or closing your jaw completely causes acute pain, a visit to your doctor is most likely your best option. Your doctor, your dentist or a TMJ specialist can detail treatment options at length.

Causes

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) serves with a hinge action and sliding motions. The parts of the bones that interact in the joint are covered with cartilage and are separated by a small shock-absorbing disk, which is supposed to maintain smooth movement.

Painful TMJ disorders can occur if:

  • There is disk erosion or instability of the joint
  • Arthritis aggravates the cartilidge
  • Joint damage from blunt trauma

In many cases, however, the cause of TMJ disorders isn’t clear.

Risk factors

Factors that increase the risk of developing TMJ disorders include:

  • Numerous types of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Injury to the jaw
  • Long-term (chronic) grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Certain connective tissue diseases that cause problems which may affect the temporomandibular joint

TMJ and CPAP

Here are some preliminary impressions from various cases of CPAP users.

I am just curious if anyone else has developed TMJ issues while using the CPAP? Being a former mouth breather, I never had any issues until I started using the CPAP. I spent an entire year using chin straps and tape to keep my mouth shut and train myself to breath through my nose. Alan

Nasal masks and pillows can exacerbate TMJ in some patients, but there is lesser a problem with full face masks. The problem lies in the need for nasal mask users to hold their mouths closed against the pressure, and this can cause jaw displacements and grindings. John

I have just woken from my third night with the hose and still feeling the benefits, though the face mask is still not quite right yet. The one big plus is no tension in the head/cranial area this morning as I used my mouth splint. Robert

I have jaw issues (among other things) and once took my mask to my PTist to have her see if the mask’s placement was in any way interfering with anything. Other than having a good giggle at how goofy I looked (I gave her permission to giggle), she said she did not see a problem with the nasal pillows I was using. We went online together and looked at a bunch of the masks. Overall, at the ones at that time, she didn’t think any of them would be an issue. Neither would the CPAP pressure. Paula

I had TMJ surgery back in 1993 (mandibular osteotomy) and prior to the surgery I had daily horrible migraines. I was waking up with horrible headaches again almost a year ago. Also, I was having other symptoms too (shortness of breath/chest pains) but every morning I woke up with a killer headache. 

First thing the doctors found out was my oxygen was dropping when I would walk around. Then at my sleep study that found out I was desaturating to 69%. So it wasn’t my TMJ that was causing my headaches this time around it was my oxygen starved brain screaming at me. I wasted a lot of time/delayed treatment blaming it on my good ole TMJ flaring up again.

Not sure if this is happening with you, but you may want to see what your saturations were during your study. Do you think you are clenching/grinding your teeth trying to keep your mouth closed? I worked in dentistry for many years for both oral surgeons and DDS (both clinical and as manager. I can see how those oral appliances they use to treat apnea can mess with a person’s TMJ but I am not sure how a cpap can, unless again, if the cpap is causing you to grind/clench your mouth to keep it closed. Either way discuss it with your doctor and see what he/she has to say. I would be interested to see what they think. Paolo

Assessment and Conclusions

Several points were illustrated above about CPAP and TMJ.

  1. The stress of keeping the mouth closed when using a nose mask during CPAP may lead to TMJ.
  2. The use of a mouth device to keep the jaw allignment natural during sleep can lead to grinding or chewing during sleep, thereby leading to TMJ
  3. Full Face masks can lessen the onset of TMJ or prevent it altogether, presuming a comfortable full face mask is found and used consistently.
  4. Breathing through the nose for proper PAP therapy regardless of the mask design.
  5. Post surgery PAP use and long recovery times for the upper airway, especially if sugery was perfomred on the face and the patient has OSA to begin with.

How CPAPClinic can help you, using the above points:

  1. There are various options for keeping the mouth closed. Try this and this.
  2. An oral device is a very personal investment. We can get you started on this before you visit your dentist.
  3. When avoiding keeping your mouth closed during therapy, here are some alternative options to consider.
  4. Post surgical OSA treatment can be difficult but not impossible. Here are some solutions.

Call 1.877.430.2727.

Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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If you Vape and use a CPAP, read this, it’s important.

 

If you Vape and use a CPAP, read this, it’s important.

The following excerpt is from a well-known blog entitled — here’s what they had to say:

Everyone knows that smoking’s bad for your body. Aside from the normal effects of cigarette smoke, nicotine wreaks havoc on your body’s natural sleep cycle. Choosing to vape instead of smoking eliminates many of the chemicals and toxins found in normal cigarettes. As these things are removed from the body, you’ll notice many positive changes, including better sleep.

Smoking cigarettes affects your sleep patterns in a number of ways. The toxins in cigarettes obstruct your lungs, therefore increasing your risk for sleep apnea. The nicotine in cigarettes acts as a stimulant to your body. This makes it much harder to fall asleep after smoking a cigarette. It also makes it considerably harder to fall into a “deep sleep” during the night. Once the nicotine leaves the body at night while sleeping withdraw symptoms start. These withdraw symptoms prevent the body from getting adequate “deep sleep” at night.

When making the switch to vaping, your sleep patterns can change significantly. Choosing to quit smoking and start vaping replaces the cigarettes, but not the nicotine. A vaping device still provides nicotine, however, since the majority of the chemicals are eliminated, your body reacts differently to the nicotine. As you continue to vape, you’ll realize you want an actual cigarette less, despite the fact that you’re still getting nicotine. So as you’ll see, again, shortly after you make the switch, you’ll notice improvements in your sleeping patterns such as restful longer sleep with less periods of waking up. If you begin to experience periods throughout the night where you wake up more often than normal, try dropping to a lower nicotine level. This may be your body’s subtle way of telling you that the nicotine level in your e-liquid is too high.
 

Nicotine is highly addictive and extremely hard to put down. By choosing a vaping device instead of cigarettes, smokers are able to successfully kick the habit for good which n return might help you get a better night’s sleep.

 

 

Here at CPAPClinic

In conclusion, please know cpapclinic.ca does not encourage vaping or smoking, but it is important to know how each practice affects sleeping.

 

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The Effects of Sleep Apnea on Men

 Any demographic can suffer from sleep apnea. However, men suffer the most. And help is needed. Here’s why.

Here is the scoop:


– OSA impacts women two to three times LESS than men.


– Not every man who has sleep apnea is overweight or particularly unhealthy. Would you believe star athletes suffer from the conditions, such as Shaq, Frank Napoli, Reggie White, Percey Harvin, etc?


Men exhibit the “classic” symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea including persistent loud snoring, gasping in the middle of the night, and daily fatigue.


Men’s body size create specific health issues more than women, i.e. such as neck size (>17”, >16” in women).


Hypoxia (or lack of oxygen) during sleep can lead to decreased testosterone level, low sperm count, and erectile dysfunction.


– Men show a higher apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)* than women.

The Explanation

Highly specific health conditions contribute to obstructive sleep apnea, which affects men at greater percentages. One example is heart disease, which causes 1 in 4 male deaths in the US (321,000 a year). Moreover, by the age of 45, high blood pressure is more likely to be experienced by men than women. This condition is one of many that are contributing to or accompanying sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea affects men’s mental health as well. The problem is depression and personal stress are unfortunately ignored when men are impacted. A growing realization is a lack of sleep takes a considerable psychological toll. Certain studies suggest that more than 40 percent of men with obstructive OSA had some depressive symptoms.

The Conclusions

Men of every age should take care of themselves and are encouraged to seek medical help when they think something is wrong. General practitioners should encourage the evaluation of ANYONE mentioning snoring or chronic fatigue and open the conversation about sleep health.

Questions?

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Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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  • AHI refers to the average number of breathing interruptions per hour.

How to help a snorer, the easy way, Part Four

How to help a snorer, the easy way, Part Four

 

Up to this point, we have covered three ways to help a snorer. They are:

  1. Positional Products
  2. Chinstrap
  3. Trial APAP unit

(if you’d like to get snoring started quickly, go here.)

We’ve now arrived at the fourth option, the CPAP.**

All of the steps for obtaining a CPAP** are discussed here.

Let’s talk about how snoring is contained by CPAP**

  • Snoring is an interruption of breathing in the upper airway, causing vibrations and other sounds from an open mouth, all while sleeping.

 

  • CPAP** reverses this when it is used nightly.and snoring goes away.

 

 

What this means for you or a snorer you may know.

CPAP** is a viable option when all steps toward obtaining this device are followed. CPAP does not use medicines with side effects. Plus, CPAP uses ordinary air to pressurize and be delivered to open your airway during sleep, thus enabling you to inhale and exhale without interruption and snoring.

Also in the mix is the use of positional products which enhance overall comfort and compliance with CPAP therapy. Included in the complete comfort with CPAP is the use of a chinstrap, which assures the mouth closing so proper therapy is delivered.

Moreover is the support provided by a Vendor, which will virtually guarantee you great sleep, night after night.

Start here.

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Re-Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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**The CPAP in Ontario is a government subsidized device, authorized by a sleep physician in a registered sleep lab. For more details about obtaining a CPAP, go here.

How to help a snorer, the easy way, Part Three

How to help a snorer, the easy way, Part Three

 

 

So you’ve assisted the snorer with positional options and a chinstrap but it’s not enough to contain the snoring.

(if you’d like to get snoring started quickly, go here.)

What’s next?

Let’s consider the Autoset Trial PAP device and the Apnea Link. We’ll start with Apnea Link.

 

 

Apnea Link

The Apnea Link is a device that assesses whether there is something other than snoring occurring, like sleep apnea. It is used in a simple manner by which there is a non-invasive finger probe to wear on one finger to measure oxygen levels in your circulation. And It does this with infra-red technology.

Added to the mix is a nasal cannula, which is worn around the ears. The cannula nose pieces insert into the nostrils to detect breathing or the absence thereof.

You may ask how does this control snoring?

It doesn’t.

However, when Apnea Link is worn with a chin strap and used with side positional products, you now have a way to determine the next treatment steps, if any are needed.

After a two-night use of the Apnea Link, a report is generated from the Apnea Link after you return it to the Vendor.

At this point the report may suggest apnea or a lack thereof.

If the report shows sleep apnea, the next step is to visit a general practitioner for a visit to a sleep lab for a sleep study to officially confirm the results.

If the report details a measure of sleep apnea, the next step is to visit a general practitioner for a requisition to visit a sleep lab for a sleep study, which officially confirms the presence of sleep apnea or not.

NOTE: the results from Apnea Link DO NOT SUBSTITUTE a sleep study.

If your scheduled visit to the sleep lab is delayed and your snoring issue is dire, you can rent a PAP until your visit to the sleep lab. This means renting an  Autoset Trial PAP device.

Autoset Trial PAP device

Renting an Autoset Trial PAP device is easy through CPAP clinic. The details are discussed when you call using 1.877.430.2727. The arrangement, once mutually agreed, means using an Autoset Trial PAP device to control snoring until your sleep study.

How It Works

Autoset Trial PAP device delivers air pressure delivering pressurized air through a tube and through a mask on your face.

The air is gently delivered to the back of your throat, moving lazy muscle tissue aside for inhaling and exhaling. Additionally, when lazy tissue or the tongue is moved by the pressurized air, snoring will go away, in most cases.

Moreover, the  Autoset Trial PAP device determines how much-pressurized air will be delivered while the user is sleeping.

Lastly, when you return the device after the rental period, a report can be generated to show how well sleep apnea was contained or controlled (if sleep apnea was present).

Can the Autoset be purchased?

 

Yes. Here’s are the important details about this option.

  1. If you want Provincial Funding via OHIP, you must have a sleep study that determines your need for an Autoset and a subsequent doctor prescription.
  2. If you don’t want Provincial Funding, call to discuss options using 1.877.430.2727

 

Where do we go from here?

If the Autoset is returned with the Apnea link and positional products and a chinstrap are being used, what might be next?

Let’s talk CPAP, chinstrap and positional products in the next post and put this picture of all treatment possibilities together.

 

Questions?

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Re-Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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How to help a snorer ~ the easy way, Part Two

How to help a snorer ~ the easy way, Part Two

Now that sleeping position has been identified in the quest to assist the snorer, what can be done about the noise from snoring when it re-emerges? Is a trip to the doctor inevitable?  Not yet ~ there is another way.

Before unveiling the next option, let’s talk about snoring for a moment. Here’s what we know: snoring is the falling of the tongue against the back of the throat and the consequential vibrations from the effort to breathe (see the red illustration to the upper left of this post).

If we knew where in the throat the vibrations were the greatest, with some medical assistance, those tissues affected might be removed or held in place.

Since we’re not exploring surgical options, we’ll adhere to the side-lying position during sleep option (as detailed in our last post). In the side-lying position, lazy muscle tissues and the tongue can sway aside and no longer vibrate during sleep. Except for one thing. Since one’s sleeping position changes throughout the night (regardless of comfort level), we can anticipate the return of snoring.

So what should be done now?

(if you’d like to get snoring started quickly, go here.)

What to Add To The Mix

Let’s add an ingenious device that has been around for some time. It is called the chinstrap, a fabric strip with adjustable velcro ends which can be applied to the top of the head for a custom fit. There is a cupped portion of fabric to support the chin. When applied properly, it will hold the mouth closed.

How the chinstrap might help the snorer

This chin stabilizing effort may temporarily control whether lazy muscle tissues are held in place: as shown in the lower portion of the illustration below.

If lazy muscle tissues and the tongue still vibrate, the chinstrap will merely contain the “noise” of snoring to within the mouth.

The benefit of the chinstrap will be different from person to person due to varying degrees of snoring severity.

With this in mind, this accessory could influence the control of the tongue and opening of the airway. Some will claim it won’t be enough and snoring could persist.

There is only one way to tell if this option will work for you or someone you know: grab some side lying comfort options with a chinstrap and experiment.

Conclusion?

You may ask what other chinstrap variations may do to help. Remember, all chinstraps perform the same because all functionally will have the same benefit.

But Wait…

There is another way the chinstraps assist in snoring control and comfort, which is used alongside a PAP device. This option will be explored in upcoming posts.

Could there be yet another option?

Still have lingering questions about what else will take care of snoring? Believe it or not, there are still more non-medicinal options, which will be discussed in the next post – How to help a snorer ~ the easy way, Part Three.

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How to help a snorer ~ the easy way, Part One

How to help a snorer ~ the easy way, Part One

So you’ve helped someone who snores, but the snorer insists on sleeping on their side to solve their snoring.

Is this a good thing?

Yes, it’s a start. For some, side sleeping actually reduces snoring to some degree.

But a question follows, is it enough? Will it prevent a larger, unseen health issue? Maybe. Maybe not.

But let’s run with the option to alter one’s sleeping position to alleviate snoring.

The Side Sleeping Option

Side sleeping can be a solution to snoring ~ temporarily speaking.

Here’s why: sleeping position is not static for most people.

And before explaining why, let’s understand how sleep works.

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Moving During Sleep

After understanding how sleep works, we should examine another fact about our nocturnal experience: We all move during sleep.

The inevitable question now is this: can a person re-train themselves to sleep in a particular position?

The answer is yes and no.

Let’s start with the “yes” answer. Re-training one’s sleeping position one may require a bit of help from products that make the re-training process very comfortable. Below is a list of products which assist the sleeping position change and the potential reduction of snoring and how.

The Slumberbump is an inflatable which is worn with a velcro strap that accommodates different chest sizes. This item helps reinforce side sleeping by impeding back sleeping.

The knee pillow is a special pillow to assist your comfort level while sleeping on your side. It offers supreme comfort for the knees so they do not crunch down, bone to bone. Instead, there is soft naturally aligned support between the knees.

The sleeping pillow is designed to increase comfort for sleeping position reinforcement and can be utilized for effective side sleeping comfort. It can be easily combined with the Slumberbump and knee pillow if desired.

And there’s more to consider

As for the “no” answer to re-training one to sleep in another position, it is a matter of context. If a snorer has been diagnosed with a sleeping disorder, no sleeping position may be able to help and snoring may persist without treatment like a sleeping device or doctor intervention. Before we get into further steps, Doctor intervention and prescribed treatments, let’s add another snoring treatment option ~ the chinstrap.

In Conclusion

The next post will cover how a chinstrap might assist the snorer, or not.

The post is called “How to help a snorer ~ the easy way, Part Two”

Look for it next week,

Questions?

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4 reasons to consider a Full Face Mask with your PAP device

4 reasons to consider a

Full Face Mask with your PAP device

mask leak

Main reasons to consider a full face mask

Sleeping with an open mouth 

If you have experienced a rush of pressurized air escape when you open your mouth when using your nasal CPAP mask, it may be time for a full face mask.  When this happens with a nose only mask, there is a voluminous decrease in pressure reaching the intended area of your airways, making OSA therapy ineffective.

Waking up with a dry mouth

A dry mouth indicates air blowing out of the mouth due to it being open during sleep. The dryness is even worse with a CPAP blowing air through your nose and out of your mouth. So, having air escape through the mouth reduces the desired delivered CPAP pressure, rendering the therapy less effective.

Nasal congestion/ nasal blockage
Whether you suffer from allergies, illness (cold virus, nasal infection), or a deviated septum,  a blocked nose essentially means that CPAP therapy via a nasal mask or nasal pillows is reduced to ineffectiveness. A full-face mask will help ensure (provided it’s fit correctly) that your prescribed CPAP pressure is attained, thus allowing for a good night’s sleep.
High CPAP pressures

As pressures reach 15cmH2O and more, it has been shown historically that nasal pillows (and some lightweight nasal masks) have trouble ensuring an adequate seal, which leads to leaks, discomfort, and inadequate therapy.

And now, the F20 (Airfit and AirTouch)

full face mask
Resmed AirFit F20 Full Face mask
New from Resmed: AirFit F20 full face mask
with AirTouch F20 or AirFit F20 mask cushion options

full face mask

The AirTouch F20 is the first Resmed mask to offer UltraSoftmemory foam cushion that molds and fits to the wearer’s face while being lightweight, comfortable, and breathable.
full face mask
AirFit F20 InfinitySeal™
The AirFit F20 is the first Resmed mask to offer
InfinitySeal™ cushion technology that is designed to reduce mask leak
and improve nasal comfort and support.
full face mask
Interchangeability
Both the AirFit F20and the AirTouch F20 mask cushions are
compatible and interchangeable with the Resmed F20mask frame, making switching
between the two based on preference easy and convenient.
The choice for open mouth breathing and ideal PAP therapy is obvious.

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Four Surprising Things You Might Not Know About A Chinstrap

Four Surprising Things You Might Not Know About A Chinstrap

 

Many CPAP users are aware of the effort it takes to make CPAP work well. Some nights could be better while other nights are terrific. More and more is being discovered about affecting sleep quality. Consider CPAPCLINIC.CA on Flipboard and the extensive range of topics that explore sleep quality.Today we will look into upgrading your sleeping experience by potentially adding one component to your sleeping experience, the chinstrap.

We’ll touch on why a chinstrap can help, why it is recommended, and how investing in one is worth your consideration.

Let’s start.

Here are the four surprising things to know about a chinstrap:

  1. The chinstrap holds the mouth closed for mouth breathers so all pressure from the CPAP can make sleep quality even better. When the mouth opens, CPAP pressure and sleep quality is lost. An effective chinstrap assures a better sleep.
  2. Using one also means fewer leaks and contributes to your CPAP device maintaining its consistent flow. Most CPAP units try to compensate for a leak by blowing out harder and faster, which sometimes wakes you up, disturbing sleep. The chinstrap provides an extra layer of mask effectiveness.
  3. When your chinstrap is secure and comfortable, the humidity from your CPAP humidifier is now providing the best delivery of moisture to your nose, mouth and throat.
  4. Most chinstraps will not interfere with other accessories, like neck pillows, tubing supports, etc.

Bonus Note:

  • If the chinstrap is used separately from a CPAP, it might decrease or eliminate snoring for the non-CPAP user.

You can quickly see what simple results a chinstrap can provide quickly, easily and affordably.

 

Here’s a quick video overview:

 

 

If you have questions whether a chinstrap is right for you, call 1.877.430.2727(CPAP) or go online to www.cpapclinic.ca and have a quick chat with us!

If this post was helpful, please leave a comment!

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Diet impacts sleep more than you think

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Recent Study Gives Clues on How Diet Impacts Sleep

  • Very short sleepers (less than 5 hours a night): Had the least food variety, drank less water and consumed fewer total carbohydrates and lycopene (an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables).

 

  • Short sleepers (5-6 hours): Consumed the most calories but ate less vitamin C and selenium, and drank less water. Short sleepers tended to eat more lutein and zeaxanthin than other groups.

 

  • Normal sleepers (7-8 hours): Had the most food variety in their diet, which is generally associated with a healthier way of eating.

 

  • Long sleepers (9 or more hours): Consumed the least calories as well as less theobromine (found in chocolate and tea), choline and total carbs. Long sleepers tended to drink more alcohol.

 

How can this information impact your sleep quality?

For the entire article, read more here.

For great sleep, we have powerful suggestions here.

 

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OSA exercises with or without CPAP therapy

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OSA exercises with or without CPAP therapy

There is an unusual assumption among PAP users which is saying a PAP unit is the end-all treatment option for OSA once it is mastered. This does not have to be the case. Like anything we humans want to physically maintain, supplementary exercises can augment and improve PAP therapy. This truth exposes how nearly everyone with OSA could benefit from the following exercises listed below and improve the effectiveness of PAP therapy.

Please Note:

This supplemental plan works regardless of your physical abilities. The plan even works if you have a mobility issue, which means you can sit comfortably in a chair to do some of the exercises.

The collective goal of each breathing exercise listed below is to clear, open, and strengthen your airway muscles.

The method that you select to achieve your personal goal will depend on what area in your respiratory system needs attention.

 Oropharyngeal Exercises Help People Who:

1. Have been diagnosed with OSA due to lazy throat tissue, or a large or thick tongue

2. A neck size exceeding 16 inches

3. Happen to breathe with the mouth open during sleep

 Oropharyngeal Exercises Will NOT Help:

1. Children below the age of 4 because they will require dedicated attention from a personal physician.

2. Central sleep apnea patients (because the cause of sleep apnea is neurological not muscular or throat related)

3. Individuals with nasal issues such as a deviated septum, where the nasal “wall” is angled the wrong way.

Mouth Throat Exercises for Sleep Apnea

Mouth and throat OSA exercises are intended to work the throat, tongue, soft palate, and jaw.

The following are regarded as the most effective type of sleep apnea exercise. All have been studied most thoroughly by academic researchers and professionals such as speech therapists.

The following are exercise examples which are designed to address OSA problem areas. They work the four areas of the mouth and throat mentioned above.

Tiger Yell

This exercise requires you to open your mouth wide, imitating the facial features of a tiger that is about to yell or roar. No noise is required. The objective is to toughen the muscles at the back of your throat.

How to Do the “Tiger Yell” Exercise

1. Stand in front of a mirror so you can see your entire face.

2. Open your mouth as wide as you can, stick out your tongue as far as you can, in a downward position & as if you are trying to lick your chin.

3. The uvula, that small bell shaped piece of tissue at the back of your mouth, will lift upwards when your tongue is all out.

4. Hold the lifted uvula position for 5 seconds and relax.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 for a total of 10 times.

● NOTE: Tongue Exercises for Sleep Apnea

Clinical studies have shown that doing tongue exercises regularly for about 30 minutes every day can significantly reduce neck circumference, decrease snoring, and improve sleep apnea symptoms. Tongue exercises also aid in strengthening jaw muscles.

Tongue Slide

The goal here is to tone both your throat and tongue muscles.

How to Do the “Tongue Slide” Exercise

1. Keep your head up and look straight ahead. Initially, use a mirror to see that your head is positioned correctly and look directly into your own eyes.

2. Place the tip of your tongue against the back of your upper teeth.

3. Slowly slide your tongue backward as far as it will go along the roof of your mouth.

4. Hold for a few second and then relax.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 for a total of 10 times.

Soft Palate Exercise for Sleep Apnea

A relaxed, weak, soft palate can move into your throat opening during sleep, aggravating good rest. Exercising your soft palate and uvula will elevate these muscles. Your throat will expand and your respiratory system and both benefit from soft palate exercises.

Soft Palate Blowing

This exercise can be done in either a standing or sitting position.

How to Do the “Soft Palate Blowing” Exercise

1. Close your mouth and inhale gently through your nose.

2. Press your lips together to form a resistance and exhale by blowing the air out from your mouth. Try to maintain the blowing out action for 5 seconds.

3. Tighten your abdomen while exhaling.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 for a total of 10 times.

5. Perform these repetitions 4 times a day.

Jaw Exercise for Sleep Apnea

A tight jaw places pressure on your breathing passages. Jaw exercises can help to loosen, relax the jaw and tone your tongue muscles.

 Jaw Tension Relief Exercise

Use a mirror for this exercise to ensure your jaw is moving up and down.

How to Do the “Jaw Tension Relief” Exercise

1. With a closed mouth, allow your teeth to just touch.

2. Position your tongue in a resting position, with the tip laying behind the upper front teeth.

3. Arch your tongue against the roof of your mouth.

4. Slide the tip of your tongue back as far as it will go along the roof of your mouth.

5. Keep your tongue in this position and slowly open your mouth until your tongue can no longer rest on the roof of your mouth.

6. Repeat steps 1-5 for 5 minutes, 2 times a day.

Part Two  of OSA exercises is coming.

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What You Don’t Know About PAP Masks Can Harm Your Sleep?

 

What You Don’t Know About PAP Masks Can Harm Your Sleep?

 

 

Not all PAP masks are equal.

There are roughly six applications of PAP interfaces, like nasal, nasal pillows, full face-mask, mouth-specific, hybrid masks and total face.

Several great benefits present themselves with any previously mentioned interface.

Let’s take a look at what those benefits are:

1) Great fit
2) Terrific comfort
3) Allow for most breathing tendencies
4) Provide enough support for a consistent full night’s rest.
5) Work very well with any pressure setting from a PAP device

Consider this.

If any of the above standards are not met, your sleep quality suffers.

Period.

So what should a PAP user do when shopping?

 

 

Here’s a strategy:

Shop local PAP supply vendors and ask if you can sample different masks either during your visit or on a night-to-night trial basis. Some online vendors do the same.

Please note: a deposit might apply for any trial.

The moral of the story?

Try before you buy. It might be cliché but it’s sound advice.

Plus, once you are satisfied with the mask you decide on, your chances of poor sleep quality practically disappear.

Great sleep beckons you!

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Guаrdіng Yоur Mоuth With a Slеер Apnea Mouthpiece by CPAP Clinic

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Guаrdіng Yоur Mоuth With a Slеер Apnea Mouthpiece

Nоthіng dіѕruрtѕ a good night’s ѕlеер more thаn loud ѕnоrіng, аnd it іѕ аlѕо соnѕіdеrеd tо be thе leading саuѕе оf huѕbаndѕ or wives having tо ѕlеер оn thе couch. Fоr medical еxреrtѕ, lоud ѕnоrіng ѕhоuld not bе іgnоrеd bесаuѕе іt саn bе a sign оf ѕlеер арnеа, a potentially lіfе-thrеаtеnіng condition.
Dеfіnіtіоn

Sleep арnеа іѕ the сеѕѕаtіоn оf breathing whіlе a реrѕоn іѕ аѕlеер. Shаllоw breathing with pauses thаt last for аbоut 10 to 20 seconds each is соnѕіdеrеd ѕlеер apnea. Duе tо thіѕ, lасk of оxуgеn takes рlасе and results іn a jоltіng аwаkеnіng. Thіѕ іnduсеѕ sleep dерrіvаtіоn wherein a person ѕuffеrѕ frоm fаtіguе, drоwѕіnеѕѕ, slow rеflеxеѕ аnd poor соnсеntrаtіоn durіng the dау.

To understand mоrе аbоut ѕlеер арnеа, оnе muѕt knоw hоw tо dіffеrеntіаtе іtѕ kіndѕ. Thеrе аrе thrее tуреѕ nаmеlу оbѕtruсtіvе, сеntrаl, and complex ѕlеер арnеа.

 

Tуреѕ оf Sleep Aрnеа

Obѕtruсtіvе ѕlеер арnеа іѕ thе most common tуре оf аll. It hарреnѕ when the soft tіѕѕuеѕ at thе bасk оf the thrоаt, іnсludіng the tоnguе, rеlаx durіng ѕlеер аnd block the airway. Once the аіrwау is blосkеd, іt саuѕеѕ a lоud vіbrаtіng sound whісh we knоw аѕ snoring. Thе second type іѕ сеntrаl ѕlеер арnеа. It is the less соmmоn tуре because іt іnvоlvеѕ the сеntrаl nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm. Thіѕ hарреnѕ whеn thе brаіn fаіlѕ to send ѕіgnаlѕ to ѕресіfіс muscles that соntrоl brеаthіng. Alѕо, ѕnоrіng is nоt that еvіdеnt for реорlе suffering frоm сеntrаl ѕlеер apnea. The last tуре іѕ соmрlеx ѕlеер арnеа whеrеіn it іѕ thе соmbіnаtіоn оf both оbѕtruсtіvе аnd сеntrаl sleep арnеа.

It іѕ very іmроrtаnt tо рау аttеntіоn tо thе ѕіgnѕ and symptoms of ѕlеер арnеа because it саn hарреn to anybody. Apnea does nоt choose any gender, rасе оr аgе. It is bеѕt tо knоw the following ѕіgnѕ аnd ѕуmрtоmѕ bесаuѕе іt mіght ѕаvе a lоvеd ones’ lіfе or еvеn yours.

 

Sіgnѕ and Symptoms

Thе major ѕіgnѕ оf ѕlеер арnеа are lоud ѕnоrіng wіth long раuѕеѕ іn brеаthіng, сhоkіng, snorting, and gаѕріng fоr air durіng ѕlеер. Cоmрlаіntѕ оf people ѕuffеrіng frоm ѕlеер арnеа may іnсludе wаkіng uр with a dry mоuth, coarse vоісе, ѕоrе thrоаt, thrоbbіng hеаdасhе, restless ѕlеер, fаtіguе durіng thе dау, аnd lethargy. Before соmрlаіnіng hоw loudly оthеr реорlе ѕnоrе аnd judgіng them fоr bеіng lаzу, take tіmе tо knоw hоw thеу аrе dоіng еѕресіаllу іn the wау they sleep.

 

Rіѕk Fасtоrѕ

Sоmе реорlе mау ignore thе fасt thаt thеу саn be candidates for ѕlеер арnеа, especially іf thеу аrе nоt aware of the rіѕk fасtоrѕ. Obesity, fаmіlу hіѕtоrу, old аgе, аnd сіgаrеttе ѕmоkіng are among the hіgh rіѕk factors. Mеdісаl conditions ѕuсh аѕ аllеrgіс reactions, nаѕаl congestion, and other ailments that іnvоlvе thе airway may also cause ѕlеер арnеа. If you ѕuffеr frоm аnу of these ѕуmрtоmѕ, іt іѕ bеѕt to соnѕult a dосtоr.

 

Sleep Rіght and Avоіd Slеер Aрnеа

Slеер арnеа саn bе аllеvіаtеd by іmрrоvіng one’s ѕlееріng practices. Chаngіng one’s bоdу роѕіtіоn whіlе ѕlееріng саn рrеvеnt іt frоm happening. Slееріng on оnе’ѕ ѕіdе is rесоmmеndеd fоr реrѕоnѕ ѕuffеrіng from ѕlеер арnеа. It іѕ because whеn a реrѕоn ѕlеерѕ on thеіr bасk, gravity mаkеѕ thе relaxed tоnguе drор оn thе ѕоft tissues оf the thrоаt. Thіѕ саuѕеѕ obstruction аnd loud snoring. Prорріng аn extra pillow bеnеаth уоur hеаd еlеvаtеѕ іt frоm thе bоdу. This аlѕо рrеvеntѕ thе tongue frоm drорріng оntо thе аіr раѕѕаgе. Thе іdеаl hеіght fоr thе hеаd іѕ fоur tо six іnсhеѕ bесаuѕе аnуthіng higher than thаt can lеаd to a ѕtіff nесk оr a ѕtrаіnеd shoulder.

 

Medical Intеrvеntіоnѕ

Slеер арnеа іѕ trеаtеd in ѕеvеrаl wауѕ. Dосtоrѕ usually rесоmmеnd sleep арnеа mоuthріесеѕ. Thеѕе are dеvісеѕ dеѕіgnеd to alleviate еxсеѕѕіvе snoring and bruxіѕm, bеѕt knоwn аѕ tееth grinding. Mоѕt sleep apnea mоuthріесеѕ are сuѕtоm fіt tо рrеvеnt сhоkіng аnd ѕlірріng.

Sеvеrаl users аnd doctors іnvеѕtіgаtеd thе pros and соnѕ оf using ѕlеер арnеа mоuthріесеѕ. Sіnсе thеѕе devices are gеаrеd tоwаrdѕ рrоvіdіng rеlіеf and соmfоrt, іt іѕ іmроrtаnt to tаkе tіmе rеаdіng thе rеvіеwѕ of ѕеvеrаl рrоduсtѕ іn the mаrkеt.

One bеnеfіt оf uѕіng sleep арnеа mоuthріесеѕ or mоuthѕ guard fоr snoring іѕ thаt it рrоvіdеѕ immediate relief frоm sleep apnea and excessive snoring. It is аlѕо non-invasive compared to surgery and оthеr permanent dеntаl dеvісеѕ. Alѕо, іt іѕ only wоrn durіng sleeping unlike brасеѕ аnd dental ѕрlіntѕ whісh hаvе tо bе worn mоѕt оf thе day for thе whole wоrld to see.

There are ѕоmе dіѕаdvаntаgеѕ, though. Sіnсе it іѕ portable, оnе саn easily misplace thеіr mouthpiece. Likewise, ѕоmе people fееl uncomfortable hаvіng something іn their mоuthѕ whіlе thеу аrе ѕlееріng. Others mау tаkе a very long tіmе аdjuѕtіng and thіѕ can lеаd to dіѕсоmfоrt аnd lack of sleep fоr ѕоmе. Such mоuthріесеѕ ѕhоuld also be сlеаnеd аnd bruѕhеd juѕt lіkе teeth. More оr lеѕѕ, poorly сlеаnѕеd mouth guаrdѕ саn be vеrу unhуgеnіс.

 

CPAP

CPAP іѕ аn асrоnуm thаt ѕtаndѕ for Continuous Pоѕіtіvе Airflow Prеѕѕurе. It is thе mоѕt popular trеаtmеnt for mоdеrаtе tо severe ѕlеер apnea. CPAP іѕ a dеvісе whеrеіn a mask is uѕеd tо provide a соnѕtаnt ѕtrеаm оf air while ѕlееріng. It іѕ like hаvіng an оxуgеn trеаtmеnt frоm the hоѕріtаl mіnuѕ the hugе grееn tаnk. Some CPAP mасhіnеѕ are nоw dеѕіgnеd in a соmрасt wау, thus mаkіng them more portable fоr trаvеl.

One benefit оf hаvіng a CPAP device is that іt рrоvіdеѕ соntіnuоuѕ airflow to the passages whіlе sleeping. Thіѕ ensures thаt the bоdу, раrtісulаrlу thе brаіn, іѕ gеttіng еnоugh оxуgеn. Pеорlе who used the CPAP device felt improvements in thеіr bodies. Thеѕе сlаіmѕ іnсludе higher stamina durіng the dау, boost in fосuѕ and concentration, аnd mоѕt of all a rеѕtful sleep. The dіѕаdvаntаgеѕ, оn thе other hаnd, are ѕіmіlаr tо those оf ѕlеер арnеа mouthpieces. Sіnсе the CPAP is uѕеd еxtеrnаllу, the person using thіѕ mау fіnd it аnnоуіng and unсоmfоrtаblе аt first. Fоr ѕоmе, іt rеѕtrаіnѕ thеm from сhаngіng thеіr position whіlе ѕlееріng because thе dеvісе mіght bе dіѕрlасеd.

Since dеvеlореrѕ оf thе CPAP ѕаw thе problem wіth its bulky, fасе-huggіng mask, thеу dесіdеd to mаkе thе Prоvеnt. Prоvеnt uѕеѕ nаѕаl саnnulаѕ whеrеіn іt іѕ fitted оvеr the nоѕtrіlѕ. This іѕ smaller аnd less intrusive than thе trаdіtіоnаl CPAP. Aѕіdе frоm thе ѕіzе dіffеrеnсе bеtwееn thе саnnulа аnd thе mаѕk, Prоvеnt іѕ a mоrе expensive thаn thе traditional CPAP.

 

Pорulаr Antі-ѕnоrіng Mоuthріесеѕ Brаnds in the USA

Thеrе аrе рорulаr brands of аntі-ѕnоrіng devices available іn the mаrkеt аnd approved bу thе FDA. Thе thrее most popular brands аrе Snоrе-Ex, PurеSlеер and ZQuiet.

Snоrе-Ex іѕ a device рlасеd іntо thе mоuth that hеlрѕ еlіmіnаtе ѕnоrіng. The аdvаntаgе оf Snore-Ex іѕ thаt іt is way cheaper thаn a сuѕtоmіzеd mold mаdе bу a dеntіѕt. The mоld is dеѕіgnеd tо fіt аnу mоuth bу juѕt fоllоwіng thе ѕtер-bу-ѕtер іnѕtruсtіоnѕ іnсludеd in thе package. Also, it can bе uѕеd аlоng wіth the CPAP which enhances thе benefits рrоvіdеd bу the рrоduсt. Snore-Ex also hеlрѕ alleviate bruxіѕm оr unсоnѕсіоuѕ tееth grіndіng. With thеѕе bеnеfіtѕ, Snore-Ex іѕ considered a bаrgаіn because it’s a 2-іn-1 product that tаrgеtѕ bоth ѕnоrіng and bruxіѕm.

PureSleep іѕ аnоthеr FDA аррrоvеd рrоduсt. It is a self-molded rеtаіnеr thаt аіmѕ tо reduce ѕnоrіng bу роѕіtіоnіng thе lower jaw ѕlіghtlу fоrwаrd frоm its nоrmаl роѕіtіоn whіlе ѕlееріng. Through thіѕ, it hеlрѕ ореn thе airways and mіnіmіzеѕ the vibrations wе all knоw as snoring. PurеSlеер hаѕ an upper аnd lоwеr ріесе thаt can be joined tоgеthеr. Thе gооd thing аbоut PurеSlеер is thаt thе uѕеr hаѕ the сhаnсе to сuѕtоm-fіt thе mouthpiece dереndіng on hіѕ bite. Onсе the ріесеѕ аrе jоіnеd, the device іѕ boiled tо ѕоftеn which mаkеѕ іt mоld perfectly on thе teeth іn less than a mіnutе. PurеSlеер boasts іtѕ раtеntеd аdjuѕtаblе dеѕіgn, FDA-аррrоvеd materials, аnd dental rесоmmеndаtіоn.

ZQuіеt іѕ аn anti-snoring dеvісе dеѕіgnеd bу a Dосtоr of Dеntаl Surgery named Dr. Avеrу Lіеbеrmаn. Hіѕ 20 years оf еxреrіеnсе аѕ a Dеntаl Slеер Specialist hаѕ made hіm one оf thе leading еxреrtѕ іn this field. Hе uѕеd ѕоft еlаѕtоmеr that is BPA and lаtеx free іn making ZQuiet. Through thіѕ, hе wаѕ able to соmрlу with thе FDA’s ѕtrісt guіdеlіnеѕ rеgаrdіng соnѕumеr ѕаfеtу. ZQuiet wоrkѕ by fіttіng it іntо the mouth. It hоldѕ thе jaw fоrwаrd wherein it keeps the аіrwауѕ ореn іn thе thrоаt. The developers of ZQuіеt аrе proud оf thеіr “Living Hіngе Technology,” a mесhаnіѕm fоund in thе dеvісе thаt аllоwѕ thе jaws to move naturally durіng ѕlеер. Sіnсе a ѕоft tуре оf rubbеr is uѕеd for thіѕ рrоduсt, people are less lіkеlу tо wаkе uр wіth раіnful jaws.

 

Options Within Canada

Snorestopper

Snorestopper is a one size fits all mouthpiece, which molds to your upper teeth and holds your jaw forward, thus preventing the jaw from falling back and closing the airway. It also serves as a buffer to teeth grinding The provided instructions describe a quick warming process of the mouthpiece and insertion into the mouth for a gentle molding

It serves as a buffer to teeth grinding. The provided instructions describe a quick warming process of the mouthpiece and insertion into the mouth for a gentle molding effect after the recommended wait time.

It finally claims to mold correctly when directions are followed. Results are soon enjoyed when used nightly.

 

MyTap

Based on thе оrіgіnаl TAP by Airway Mаnаgеmеnt, the company’s lаtеѕt оrаl appliance іѕ іn a fіttіng саtеgоrу аll іtѕ оwn. “Precision Fіt” tесhnоlоgу аllоwѕ fоr ассurаtе molding wіthоut bіtе rеgіѕtrаtіоn аnd lаb fаbrісаtіоn. When heated, the trays саn be wіdеnеd оr nаrrоwеd to fit аnу arch size. Thе myTAP also fеаturеѕ thіn, ѕlееk trауѕ to сrеаtе a соmfоrtаblе lоw рrоfіlе snoring аррlіаnсе.

Thе аdjuѕtmеnt mechanism is аttасhеd tо thе lоwеr trау аnd thrеаdеd through the adjustment роѕt оf thе upper trау. A dіаl is ѕсrеwеd оntо thе end оf the threaded adjustment mесhаnіѕm allowing thе раtіеnt tо соntrоl thе trеаtmеnt роѕіtіоn. Wіth іtѕ іnсrеmеntаl аdvаnсеmеnt (1/3 mm реr hаlf turn) сараbіlіtіеѕ and its wіdе rаngе оf аdjuѕtmеnt (20 mm total), thе mуTAP іnсоrроrаtеѕ Airway Mаnаgеmеnt’ѕ еxіѕtіng custom tесhnоlоgу.

 

Conclusion

Slеер apnea аnd еxсеѕѕіvе snoring have nо right tо take away аnуоnе’ѕ rеѕtful nіght. Thаnkѕ to our sleep еxреrtѕ аnd dеntіѕtѕ, wе are аblе tо treat rеѕtlеѕѕ nіghtѕ bу using thеіr hеlрful іnvеntіоnѕ thаt tаrgеt ѕlеер apnea. Thе Dаlаі Lаmа said, “Slеер іѕ thе bеѕt mеdіtаtіоn.” It іѕ bесаuѕе ѕlеер and rеѕt rejuvenate a tіrеd mіnd аnd bоdу thаt hаѕ bееn wоrkіng all day.

 

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Written and Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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