The Snoring Chin Strap and Open Mouth Snoring

by admin on January 23, 2010

Some of the most common solutions to snoring are snoring chin straps, nose strips, mouth pieces and throat sprays. Although these have been effective for some, others are still left keeping their bed partners awake at night.

Often, people tend to breathe with their mouth open while sleeping. Unfortunately this may lead to open mouth snoring, or simply mouth snoring. When you sleep with an open mouth, you put unnecessary pressure on your throat. This constricts normal oxygen flow, and contributes to snoring problems. There are many reasons why people breathe through their mouth. Due to a problem with their nose, this may be a habit they learned to deal with the inability to breathe. It could have been as simple as a constant stuffy nose. Allergies and other problem will lead to sleeping with your mouth open which in turn causes snoring.

One of the most efficient ways of keeping your mouth closed during sleep is using a snoring chin strap that attaches round the chin and to the back of the head. The chin strap holds the jaw in place like the mouth guard.

Snoring Chin Strap

Many people may think the snoring chin strap looks funny and resist the use of this device. However, if it stops you from snoring it may be worth ‘looking funny’ so that you and your partner may get much-needed rest. The good thing about these devices is that the cost is minimal and above all the majority of the people who used one of these straps while sleeping say that it works for them.

Snoring Chin Strap Drawbacks

Unfortunately some people find snoring chin straps uncomfortable and some say they cause anxiety and a panicky feeling. This depends on the quality of the chin strap, as there are some very soft and comfortable types of straps.

Some people refuse to wear a chin strap because they say that it is ugly to look at, while others say that it looks like a muzzle. I cannot contradict such statements, but in my opinion going to sleep is not the same as going to a fashion show. As far as the device is effective, who cares if it looks like a muzzle. I would prefer wearing a chin strap and looking a bit ridiculous, then risking my life whilst getting my partner crazy at the same time.

Man Wearing Snoring Chin Strap

Since the purpose of the strap is to prevent open mouth snoring by keeping your mouth closed during sleep, it is essential that you keep your nose unblocked before and during sleep. Otherwise the snorer would not be able to breathe which means that he/she would be unable to wear the strap at all. Therefore the device might be difficult to use if you have a cold and your nose is blocked.

Woman Wearing Snoring Chin Strap

So Should I Buy A Snoring Chin Strap?

Even though the snoring chin strap might take some getting used to, it can offer a lot of relief from snoring and your partner will surely thank you for that. The problem with snoring is that apart from the fact that snoring can be dangerous to the snorer, snoring is also very annoying for those who live with the snorer. Heavy snorers can have a shorter life span and other health complications because of the harm snoring does by interrupting the sleeping patterns that are vital to keeping a person healthy and alert. If on the other hand you have to sleep next to a chronic snorer, then you are ultimately getting cheated and robbed of years of your life because of the lack of quality sleep at night.

Considering all the above and the relatively cheap price of buying one of these straps, there is no valid reason why you should not try one and see by yourself whether it works for you or not. You can buy one of these comfortable snoring chin straps at

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