I found something that can actually help me stop snoring! ZQuiet is an anti-snoring device that has been approved by the FDA. It is a snoring mouthpiece with unique design features that can actually help bring back those peaceful nights!
Design Features for ZQuiet
Dental sleep specialist Dr. Avery Lieberman, DDS, was instrumental in creating this mouth guard. It is made of a special material called thermoplastic elastomer. The FDA has ensured that this snoring mouthpiece does not contain any harmful materials. This includes latex or BPA (Bisphenol A).
Its unique design allows you to breathe through your mouth. The design consists of a lower jaw forward extension called the Lower Mandibular and a special hinge called the Living Hinge. I have to admit, I am not sure I can handle having something in my mouth while I sleep, but I am interested in trying this mouthpiece because it helps you to breathe and is supposed to be more comfortable to use than other styles on the market today.
How it Works
When you snore, a vibration of your soft tissue is created towards the back of your throat. As you drift off to sleep, the muscles in your mouth relax. This includes your tongue and throat muscles. When this happens, an obstruction in your airways is formed.
The way ZQuiet helps is by eliminating this vibration. It widens the air passageway to allow for room, which prevents an impingement of the tissue. This causes your lower jaw to open slightly while you are sleeping, thus preventing the vibration.
What Causes you to Snore?
I suffer from allergies. It doesn’t make sense to me that I would start snoring so loudly now because I have had allergies my entire life. It is possible that a combination of allergies and weight gain could be the culprits. I have gained a few extra, unwanted pounds over the years.
I did read that snoring could be inherited! Now, this makes sense! My dad has always been a loud snorer. I am not kidding. We could hear him through the walls. In fact, many times those walls would actually rattle! There have actually been studies done to prove this point. Who snores in your family?
While my problem is allergies and weight gain, there are other possible reasons why snoring has invaded your peaceful night’s sleep. Some of these causes could be serious and will require medical attention. Here are just a few other causes besides allergies and weight gain and/or obesity:
- Consuming alcohol
- Taking sleeping pills
- Obstruction in the nasal airway
- Uvula is long
- Palate is soft
- Weak muscles in the throat and tongue
- Bulky throat tissue
- Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea is abnormal pauses in breathing or abnormally low breathing while you are sleeping. You actually stop breathing for a few seconds to a few minutes many times during a single hour. That is scary! My mom had sleep apnea. It turns out that sleep apnea can be genetic, as well! It’s no wonder I developed a snoring problem!
Snoring is Serious!
The effects of snoring can be even more serious medically, mentally, and emotionally. During my research, I discovered that this small airway obstruction could cause huge problems. I was actually shocked!
People that actually stop breathing, like with Sleep Apnea, are not getting enough oxygen to the brain. When this happens, you could experience high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beating pattern), diabetes, stroke, heart failure, and/or heart attack. Scary!
This does not mean that because you snore you will suffer from these health issues. It does mean that you are at a higher risk depending on the cause of your snoring. Your best option is to talk to your doctor to find out the cause.
It is hard to believe, but snoring has been linked to depression and personality changes from sleep disturbances. I realized it wasn’t just me who was suffering. It was my family. They are the ones who have to listen to the snoring. They are the ones who are woken up during their sound sleep. This can lead to irritability and resentful feelings.
Don’t Ignore Snoring
My husband is a carpenter and needs his sleep. He has a dangerous job and basically told me that if he cannot get enough sleep, he could end up making a life-threatening mistake. This stopped me in my tracks. This is the point where I knew it was time to find some type of treatment.
I highly recommend you take a visit to your doctor to make sure you do not have sleep apnea or some other health issue that could be causing the snoring. I know it can be embarrassing talking to your doctor. I am not one to preach! I did see my doctor about my snoring once, and only once! Why?
My doctor knew I suffered from allergies and wanted to scrape up inside my nostrils. Ouch! Once she said that, I basically decided I was going to have to live with it because there was no way she was going to get access to my nose. From that day forward, I never mentioned my snoring problem again.
Embarrassment is a problem for many snorers. It is for me. However, I realize that ignoring my problem is not healthy and can cause havoc on my family life. There are many naturally snoring cures you can try, but so far none of them have worked for me.
This product could be the solution to my problem. It is FDA cleared for its safety and effectiveness. I did read that it may feel uncomfortable for the first few days until you adjust to using it; however, this discomfort should dissipate over time. It is not intended for people with dentures.
You will eventually have to replace the mouthpiece; however, you can use it every night and still expect it to last for a few months. If you grind your teeth, you may need to replace it more often. The company offers a 30-day trial offer for $9.95. If you choose to keep it, you will be billed a one-time fee of $59.95 after 35 days.
Take the steps to eliminate snoring. Don’t become a victim of the health issues this condition can cause. ZQuiet can help you sleep soundly again, which will help you feel refreshed and energized every day. Give your family the gift of a peaceful night’s sleep, so they can be the best that they can be every single day!