A variety of anti-snoring devices are available on the market today, but do any of them really work? The PureSleep anti-snoring device is specifically designed to not only stop snoring in its tracks, but provide a variety of other benefits as well.
What Causes Snoring?
Before addressing how to stop snoring, perhaps we should first understand what causes snoring in the first place.
Snoring is the sound that results when air movement in the respiratory structures is obstructed during sleep. Snoring may be one of the first signs of sleep apnoea, a serious disorder in which an individual may stop breathing periodically during sleep.
While snoring can be the result of a variety of causes, it most often results when the throat closes up during sleep. In many instances, when a person is lying down, the tissues in the back of the throat touch and begin to vibrate; producing the sound we refer to as snoring.
Other causes may include weak throat muscles, a mis-positioned jaw, or the tongue resting too far in the back of the mouth during sleep. PureSleep addresses these causes by opening the passageway at the back of the throat to allow adequate breathing and prevent the tissues from touching.
Snoring can lead to restless sleep and may even increase the chances of a heart attack. Studies show that snoring can lead to sleep apnoea, which can put an increased load on the heart and cause high blood pressure. Pure Sleep may be able to stop your snoring, as well as lower your chances of developing high blood pressure.
What is Pure Sleep?
PureSleep is a mandibular repositioning device, or MRD, that is designed to comfortably rest in your mouth during sleep and keep the air passageways at the back of the throat cleared.
Often, when at rest, the muscles of the lower jaw relax, causing the jaw to fall back towards the throat. This can result in obstruction of the airway or the vibration of the tissues in the back of the throat.
The Pure Sleep mouthpiece moves the lower jaw forward, thus keeping the air passages at the back of the throat opened and preventing the tissues from touching and vibrating, as well as limiting the possibility of any obstruction of the passageways.
Why Pure Sleep Works Better Than Other Treatments?
Studies have proven that MRDs are an effective treatment for snoring. While a variety of treatments exist, it is believed by many that MRDs are the most effective.
Other treatments might include surgery, special pillows or throat lubricants. For the most part, these lubricants and sprays tend not to have much of an effect.
Special pillows typically only encourage individuals to sleep on their side instead of on their back. This may or may not be effective in keeping the airways open and unobstructed. While surgery is certainly an effective method to treat snoring, it can be expensive, and snoring can reoccur within only a couple of years.
Other treatment methods, such as nose strips and nasal dilators, can help those whose nasal passages are too narrow, but nasal obstruction is not a primary cause of snoring.
How Does PureSleep Work?
Pure Sleep works similarly to ZQuiet, another MRD. However, unlike ZQuiet, PureSleep is not a one-size-fits-all device. Before you use Pure Sleep, it must be molded to the proportions of your mouth for a custom fit.
Fortunately, you do not have to make a special trip to a dentist for this. Custom fitting can easily be achieved at home by using the step-by-step instruction booklet. Once the device has been custom molded for an exact fit, you can sleep comfortably with the device in place.
Who Should Not Use PureSleep?
PureSleep should not be used by those who have been diagnosed with central sleep apnoea, as opposed to obstructive sleep apnoea. In addition, those who have been diagnosed with a chronic respiratory disorder, such as emphysema or asthma, will not benefit from PureSleep.
Others who should not use this device include those who have TMD, full dentures, and those with dental problems, such as gum disease or loose teeth.
What Are Some Negative Features of PureSleep?
PureSleep is not intended to treat sleep apnoea, it is only intended to eliminate or reduce snoring. Individuals with symptoms of sleep apnoea should consult a physician for treatment advice.
This product may cause temporary soreness of the teeth and jaw area. This soreness should disappear as you become accustomed to the device and it begins to fit more snugly in your mouth.
It is important to thoroughly read the instruction guide, as a proper fitting may take a couple of attempts.
What are Some Positive Features of Pure Sleep?
- The PureSleep mandibular device is available with a 90 day product guarantee and a 30 day refund policy.
- The product is an FDA-cleared prescription mandibular device.
- PureSleep is adjustable with three settings, while most competing products only have one.