Snoring chin straps, mouthpieces, nose strips and throat sprays are common snoring solutions. Way too many people breathe with their mouths open when they sleep. When you sleep with an open mouth, you put unnecessary pressure on your throat. You could worsen your snoring problems or even set them off when this causes the normal flow of oxygen to be constricted. There are many reasons why people breathe through their mouth. 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. In a manner akin to the mouth guard, the chin strap would keep your jaw in line.
Some people have attested to anxiety, panic, and/or discomfort in their sleep from using the snoring chin straps. This depends on the quality of the chin strap, as there are some very soft and comfortable types of straps.
People have all kinds of complaints about the chin strap – it’s ugly, it looks like a muzzle, etc. Whereas these may be true, but then again I don’t know that there is anything fashionable about going to bed. 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.
The strap keeps your mouth closed and keeps off the snores, but then that means that you’ll have to find ways to keep your nose unclogged while you sleep. Otherwise the snorer would not be able to breathe which means that he/she would be unable to wear the strap at all. A cold that results in blocked nostrils makes the device difficult to use.
You could help your marriage greatly if you just put up with the mild stress of adjusting to the snoring chin strap; certainly you would help the snoring. Snoring is bad not only because it hurts you, but also because it hurts others who live with you. There are a lot of health complications that come with snoring including early death and various diseases that might stem from poor sleep patterns. 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.
All of the foregoing certainly implies that you don’t have much of an excuse for not getting a strap, especially since they are affordable enough for you to try at least once.