Top 5 Questions We Get About Anti-Snoring Devices

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At ZQuiet, we have helped millions of people stop snoring with our anti-snoring solutions. In doing so, we have talked to many customers about their unique needs. We have noticed a few frequently asked questions, so we thought we would share answers with you.

What works best to stop snoring?

The best snoring solutions are devices that address the root source of the snoring noise caused by the soft tissue in your throat collapsing and creating turbulence as you breathe. Oral appliances do this very effectively by moving the jaw forward to keep the airway open. There are other types of snoring aids that can be used in addition to a mouthpiece or as an alternative, such as snoring solutions that open the nasal passages to increase airflow.

Learn more: Read Why You Snore – And the Science Behind the Solutions.

Which anti-snoring device works best?

The best snoring prevention devices all use the same technology of moving the lower jaw forward to open the airway, but they have different designs. ZQuiet is one of the best mouthguards for snoring because it features a thin and flexible design which makes it more comfortable and allows the jaw to move naturally. It is also one of the easiest to use because it doesn't require any boiling or fitting; whereas boil and mold devices require preparation and tend to be bulkier because of the additional layers of material.

Discover how the ZQuiet anti-snoring mouthpiece works.

Do noise canceling earbuds block snoring?

Noise canceling earbuds vary in their effectiveness depending on how loud the snorer is and the quality of the product. The best earplugs for snoring must be robust enough to block snoring noise, which can be 80 decibels or higher. Foam earplugs typically have a noise reduction rating of 25-30 decibels, but noise reduction earplugs designed for sleeping, are designed to specifically reduce snoring decibels which makes them the most effective and comfortable for sleeping.

What sleeping position stops snoring?

The classic "elbow nudge" to force a snoring bed partner on their side happens for a reason. It's because the best sleeping position to stop snoring is to sleep on your side, giving your airway the best chance of staying open. Snoring is loudest when sleeping on your back because the tongue falls back, causing the tissues in your throat to collapse and amplify the snoring sound. Do pillows help with snoring? Yes, using a pillow or specialized positional therapy device can be helpful to ensure a snorer maintains the best position to open the airway and reduce snoring.

Do nasal dilators work?

A nasal dilator for snoring works by propping open the entrance to the nasal passages and allowing for greater airflow. They have been shown to improve airflow by as much as 65%, which can help reduce snoring and improve oxygen saturation, resulting in better sleep and more energy during the day. There are a wide range of product designs on the market made from different materials, but they all basically do the same thing. If a blocked nose at night is keeping you up, a nasal dilator may be a good solution. Check out the ZQuiet Breathe nasal dilator.