VitalSleep Anti Snoring Mouthguard

VitalSleep Anti Snoring Mouthguard
Stop Snoring Mouthguard by VitalSleep

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Anti Snoring Pillows - Can they Help you Stop Snoring?

If you have troubles with snoring you have likely heard the well intentioned, yet equally irritating “roll over” command from your mate. Interestingly enough though, rolling over really does help reduce your snoring. In fact, sleeping on your side is one of the best ways to stop snoring.

The problem is that even the best intentioned sleepers will sometimes roll onto their backs. This is where the snoring pillow comes into play.

Snoring pillows are designed to encourage the sleeper to remain in a side-sleeping position. There are many different designs, each one working in a slightly different way.

Here are some of the snoring pillows that are currently on the market, and some information about how they work.

The Snore Pillow TM

This orthopedically designed pillow is wedge shaped with a reinforced head and neck roll that is designed to help open the airway as you sleep. The wedge shape acts to elevate you as you sleep, changing your center of gravity and reducing the pressure in your throat.

Head-To-Side-Roller Cushion

With a specially integrated roller in the center of the pillow, the head-to-side-roller cushion forces you to turn your head one way or the other while sleeping. The roller can be adjusted by using the manual pump (which can also be activated using your mouth) so you can find the level that is most comfortable for your needs.

Snore No More Pillow

This pillow is designed to raise the chin off the chest to open the airway and prevent snoring. The unique groove for the shoulder makes it particularly comfortable for sleeping on the side.

Blackstone Anti-Snoring Pillow TM

Another ergonomically designed pillow, the Blackstone PillowTM is shaped to position the jaw forward so that the airways remain clear and open throughout the night. The pillow is also designed to be more comfortable in a side-sleeping position, encouraging you to remain on your side throughout the night.

Pajama Pillow Tee Shirt

A truly unusual design, this pillow is sewn into the back of a pajama shirt. The roll-shaped pillow acts to block you from moving onto you back in a similar fashion to the tennis ball pouch that many people recommend. The benefit is that the pillow shirt is far more comfortable to sleep with, and blocks you from rolling onto your back without subjecting you to a rude awakening.

Obus Forme Anti Snore Pillow

Much like the Head-to-Side Roller Cushion, the Obus Forme Anti-Snore Pillow has an elevated panel that encourages you to roll to one side or the other. This is combined with an ergonomic design that promotes the opening of the airway as you sleep.

Sensor Anti-Snore Pillow like Tempur

At first glance this ergonomically shaped pillow does not seem all that different from other anti-snore pillows. But it has two unusual features that might be particularly helpful to the incorrigible snorer. First, the pillow has a sound sensor that “hears” you when you snore. This triggers the pillow to vibrate lightly, waking you just enough to stop you from snoring. The second unusual feature is a microphone with the ability to record your snoring. With this you can keep track of how much you snore, and if any treatments you are trying are making a difference.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Does Snoring Cause Dry Mouth?

If you find that you are constantly waking up during the night and drinking water because you have a dry mouth there can be several reasons for that. Most people experience dry mouth when they are nervous or under stress, like when you have to give a speech, but if you are experiencing it often then you might have some serious health problems.

Saliva has enzymes that help you digest food and it prevents tooth decay from teeth and gums so it is essential to good oral health. If you have a need to frequently wake up during the night needing water then you should analyze why this is happening so frequently.

Some of the reasons for dry mouth are:

* Taking medications including antihistamines, decongestants, diuretics, high blood pressure meds, muscle relaxants, painkillers and others – with over 400 medications listing dry mouth as a possible reaction to the drug.

* Breathing through your mouth while sleeping can cause dry mouth because it usually causes snoring that tends to dry out your mouth and can even cause a sore throat.

* Emotional stress and treatments for diseases often result in dry mouth that is often exacerbated by snoring.

* Consuming too much caffeine and smoking can also contribute to dry mouth and snoring.

Dry mouth can result in symptoms such as:

* Difficulty swallowing, chewing or tasting and speaking.

* A dry sticky feeling in the throat resulting in frequent need to drink water.

* Sores in the mouth or split skin and cracked lips.

* A tingling and burning sensation in the mouth and tongue.

* Hoarse voice and dry nasal passages and sore throat.

* Bad breath and tooth decay.

If you are experiencing frequent symptoms of dry mouth you should consult a physician to ensure that you understand fully the reasons for the dry mouth condition.

Using a VitalSleep Stop Snoring Mouthpiece Device may be an effective method to treat your snoring. Learn more about how to stop snoring at