You have problems staying asleep. You wake up tired. No amount of sleeping in makes you feel rested. Breathing is difficult and people close to you say you snore loud. It’s not just a little humorous, it’s potentially deadly.
Sleep apnea affects lots of people in America, and the more weight we put on as we age, the more at-risk we become to snoring causing us to stop breathing at night and for many, once and for all.
Common solutions include doctor visits and getting a thing called a CPAP which is a huge heavy oxygen tank with scuba-like mask and tube hookup to your face during sleep. Not comfortable, not portable, and once you’re on it, if you miss a nightly treatment, you could be putting yourself at even more risk.
So let’s say you want a natural solution to sleep apnea without going the CPAP route.
I’m guessing that if you’re reading this then you’ve already read other sleep apnea mouthpiece reviews and that’s fine. You want to get a 2nd and 3rd opinion.
The best thing about online DIY solutions to sleep apnea is that you can blow through a couple of products that you don’t necessarily fall in love with or don’t work great for you until you find one that does. When I did my original video review I selected the traditional elastic sleep apnea head strap and 2 different sleep apnea mouthguards.
My initial sleep apnea mouthpiece reviews
The biggest issue I found was the sleep apnea headband really jammed my chin up into my head, so uncomfortably I couldn’t get to sleep ( I’m a light sleeper ). So then I tried one of the mouthpieces, and it worked great except it yanked my jaw up and under my mouth and face, though it was the best for breathing, myself having deviated septum and sinus issues already, and I ultimately could not use it.
The last option seemed best for me which pulls the tongue out slightly to prevent the jaw from slipping back into the throat and cutting off the airway.
Anyway my point is that I had to try several different low cost options before I finally arrived at a meaningful solution for sleep apnea and difficulties breathing while sleeping.
New sleep apnea mouthguard reviews
These days I stay on the lookout for other solutions to sleep apnea, like did you know sleeping on your side can prevent the jaw and chin from slipping back and shutting down the air to the throat and neck? I have found that putting a pillow between my knees alleviates pressure off my hips and genitals.
Also, there’s startup companies out there working on nose plugs with tiny motors that help inject air into your airway through the nose like a CPAP, but might be more affordable and less bulky. So the near future holds promise for those people with sleep apnea who want a solution other than a CPAP mask and oxygen tank.