Snoring research has shown that a jaw supporter, keeping the lower jaw in an upward/forward position increases the three dimensional space in the airway, reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. This action eliminates or substantially reduces snoring.
Are You Snoring Yourself To Death?
5 years ago I almost died from sleep apnea (OSA.) My nights were filled with snoring, multiple bathroom trips and kicking and punching. One morning I was so exhausted I could hardly get out of bed. It was then that I decided I must go and get help or die.
I drove to the medical supply store. I was told that I had to undergo a sleep study to obtain a prescription for a CPAP machine. I called the doctor’s office and was given the shocking news: It would take 3 months to get into a clinic for a sleep study. I told the nurse, “I’ll be dead in 3 months.”
Driving home I kept saying to myself, “If I could just keep my jaw up while I’m sleeping, then my tongue couldn’t fall back far enough to close off my air and I couldn’t have the OSA episodes.” It seemed to me that OSA was a mechanical failure of the jaw.
When I got home, I took a towel and ripped a 2” strip down one side. I placed the strip under my chin and wrapped each end over the top of my head and tied a knot. I could still talk but my mouth couldn’t fall excessively open as I slept. I lay down and went to sleep. When I woke up I stared into my wrist watch and realized I’d been asleep for 12 hours. As I sat up on the edge of my bed, I could feel my strength and vitality coming back.
Before, my snoring echoed all the way into the kitchen. Now, my daughter has to turn the light on to see if I’m sleeping. It’s not a cure-all for snoring or OSA but it has a high success rate.
Stephen Matthews Inventor
You’ll love it and so will everybody else who has to live with you!
Is the Chin Strap Comfortable?
And can you drink and talk with it on?
Yes, it’s very flexible and comfortalbe.
It’s lightweight, and after a few days, you won’t even know it’s there.
For many people snoring is a serious health issue and can have grave implications including chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, weight gain, heart failure and stroke. But there is help. Recent studies have shown that wearing a jaw supporter while sleeping can effectively treat snoring and sleep apnea. Recently, a clinical trial conducted at the Kochi Hospital in Japan demonstrated how a chinstrap alone improved obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.