Of the most common devices used for helping with snoring problems, two of the most common are chinstraps and snoring mouthpieces. Each is unique in its use and effectiveness.
One should therefore consider the pros and cons of each as a snoring preventative measure before actually purchasing either of them. Below is a brief comparative look at either to help discern between the two and thereby decide which the best solution is for you.
What are they?
A chin strap such as My Snoring Solution is a very simple device that is much like a headband only it is worn around the chin and over the head. It is meant to help secure the wearer’s jaw closed as they sleep and thereby keeping their air passageways clear and thereby preventing snoring.
The mouthpiece on the other hand goes directly into the mouth in much the same way as boxer’s mouth guard does. It works by preventing the jaw from sagging back into the passageway at the back of the mouth by setting it in a certain position. They are various types of snoring mouth pieces but they all have the same end goal.
Pros and cons of the chinstraps
It is designed not to interfere with other activities in the bedroom such as talking which means that it will not prevent nighttime conversations. It is also designed not to impair hearing and therefore is not much of a bother.
It also has an advantage in that one does not need to take it off to get a drink or swallow medication at night. It is also advantageous as it has been found to be very effective.
It major disadvantage is that it may feel a bit restrictive and some people may find it hard to fall asleep wearing it. Some people also complain of a feeling of discomfort and itchiness every time they put it on. It is also not the most attractive thing to have on one’s face and it takes some getting used to.
Pros and cons of the mouth piece
The most advantageous thing about the snoring mouth piece is that it is relatively cheap. It is also proven to be very effective in snore prevention. Users also say that it is somewhat more comfortable to use. One can also have it specially made for their own use.
Its main disadvantage is, like the chin strap it does take some getting used to.
This means that on account of the mouth piece having fewer cons, most people will prefer it over chinstraps.