Anti-snoring devices are used to keep your breathing and heart rate steady during sleep. They are available in different types such as:
• Ventilator – These devices use compressed air or other gas to force air into the lungs so it doesn’t cause a collapse of the chest cavity. Some ventilators have sensors that detect when someone is asleep and automatically turn off when they wake up. Others do not work at all if you don’t close your eyes properly.
• Thermometer – These devices measure body temperature and send the data to a computer which then sends out a signal to the wearer’s phone or alarm clock. You need to wear these devices around your neck while sleeping because they block some of the natural airflow through your windpipe. If you have a cold, you may feel very uncomfortable with them on, but if you have allergies or asthma, they can make life much easier.
• Sleep Positioner – These devices allow you to change from one position to another without waking up. There are many different models and manufacturers. Some sleep positions include:
• Side sleeper (you lie face down)
• Head back (your head rests against the pillow)
The main problem with most of these devices is that they aren’t comfortable enough to sleep in, especially if you’re trying to fall asleep quickly. The problem is so much that some people experience “ASD lockjaw” which means they cannot open their mouths without a lot of pain.
The use of medical devices to solve sleep apnea, snoring and other breathing problems has steadily increased in recent years. Since these devices are considered a medical treatment rather than a conventional remedy such as surgery or medication, they are not covered by health insurance and can be quite expensive for patients.
Sources & references used in this article:
Anti-snoring devices and methods by B Schmidt – US Patent 6,748,951, 2004 – Google Patents
Anti-snoring device by AJ Orrico – US Patent 6,170,485, 2001 – Google Patents
Best Anti Snoring Devices In The Market (Revised 2020) by J Jessica – 2018 – beautytohealth.com
Anti-snoring device with adjustable upper and lower relational members by DF Fenton – US Patent 5,499,633, 1996 – Google Patents