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Using The My Snoring Device Jaw
Supporter Device To Stop Snoring
You have probably seen
this snoring solution device
on late night TV. Basically it goes on your
head and "supports" your jaw. This works by keeping the lower jaw supported -
thereby keeping the airway open and unrestricted. This eliminates vibrations.
Here is a note from the inventor:
Are You Snoring Yourself To Death?
5 years ago I almost died from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA.) My nights were
filled with multiple bathroom trips, kicking and punching while sleeping and
deprivation of restful sleep. As I awoke one morning, eyes blood shot and
completely exhausted from literally fighting for my life all night, it was then,
lying on my back in bed I decided to go and get a CPAP. It was either get help
Later in the day, I drove across town to the medical supply store where I
learned I had to have a prescription in order to buy a CPAP machine. The
technician explained that I could obtain a prescription after I participated in
a sleep study (polysomnography.) I called the doctor's office from my cell phone
and learned the shocking news: It would take about 3 months to get into a sleep
clinic for a polysomnography. I told the person on the phone, "I'll be dead in 3
months." I thanked her and ended the call.
On the drive home I kept saying over and over to myself, "If I could just keep
my mouth closed while I'm sleeping, I wouldn't be able to have the episode.Ē I
felt that OSA was a mechanical failure of the jaw and it seemed to reason that
if I could keep my jaw up while I was sleeping, then my tongue couldn't fall
back far enough to close off my air.
I arrived home late in the afternoon where I took a bath towel and ripped a 2"
strip down one side. I took the strip, placed it under my chin and wrapped each
end over the top of my head and tied a knot. Now my jaw was "supported," so to
speak. I could still talk or take a drink of water, but the jaw would not be
able to fall excessively backwards when I entered REM (deep) sleep. Then, I laid
down on my bed and went to sleep.
Twelve hours later I woke up, lying there staring into my glowing wrist watch
and doing the math 3 times: I'd actually been asleep for 12 hours without waking
up. As I sat up on the edge of my bed, I could feel renewed strength and
vitality. I donít have the words to tell you what that moment felt like, I just
remember thinking, "There are a lot of other people who need to know about
this." And the My Snoring Solution jaw supporter was born.
During the past 5 years the My Snoring Solution jaw supporter has in my opinion
evolved into a comfortable and effective jaw supporter. Before, my snoring
echoed throughout the house. Now, when I sleep my kids have to turn the light on
to see if I'm in the room.
How a Jaw Supporter Can Help Prevent Snoring and OSA
Snoring research has shown that a jaw supporter (worn during sleep time) that
keeps the lower jaw in an upward position increases the three dimensional space
in the airway tube which reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. By
increasing the volumetric capacity of the airway and preventing soft tissue
vibrations, snoring can be eliminated or substantially reduced. The My Snoring
Solution jaw supporter comfortably keeps the lower jaw in an upward/forward
position and increases three-dimensional space in the airway.
A jaw supporter is based on the same principle as CPR. The airway must be open
to allow air to pass through the throat. A constricted or collapsed airway
causes snoring and/or OSA. A jaw supporter can hold the lower jaw in a position
so that it does not fall backwards/down during the night and cause the airway to
collapse. Maintaining a clear airway improves breathing and reduces snoring.
The My Snoring Solution jaw supporter may help provide healthy REM sleep and
normal jaw positioning, reducing the OSA associated health risks without the
need for surgery, medications, cumbersome devices or therapy. Current CPAP users
may discover wearing a jaw supporter improves the comfort and effectiveness of
their CPAP. Additionally, some CPAP users report that they are able to stop
using CPAP while wearing a jaw supporter. The single most important thing you must know about a weak jaw that's causing you to snore... heavily.
The real reason why your "soft palate" (that small, soft hanging tissue in the back of your mouth) can quickly start vibrating like a flag in the wind, making you snore all night long... and why wearing a device won't work to prevent that!
Now - I am thinking this might be just a little uncomfortable at first but as
time goes on it should be OK. there are some great testimonials for this
products and you cab read them all on the
My Snoring Solution website.