Snoring FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway during sleep due to any or all of the following:
- Large tonsils and uvula, a soft palate, and over-relaxed muscles and tongue falling back into the oropharynx.
- Snoring occurs because air travels faster through the narrowed airway causing the relaxed soft tissues of the throat ( tonsils, soft palate, uvula or excessive flabby tissue ) to vibrate. This vibration is the sound of snoring.
- In some cases, nasal congestion from allergies, nasal cavity deformities and internal obstructions, can contribute to narrowing of the airway.
Is Snoring Harmful?
Snoring prevents you and your partner from entering REM sleep which is not good for your health. In addition to sleep problems, snoring may be symptomatic of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea).
How do I choose which ZenSleep product is right for me?
We encourage you to read through the descriptions for each product as they are designed for either mouth snorers or nose snorers or even a combination of both. If you still have questions please contact us here.
There are many snoring devices on the market; what makes the ZenSleep better?
The ZenSleep anti-snoring devices are the only oral appliances on the market today that directly addresses the causes of snoring, such as the tongue or narrow airways. ZenSleep is a dedicated sleep lab and unlike other appliances, our products are proven to work in clinical trials. ZenSleep is also dedicated to using BPA free materials and high quality craftsmanship to ensure comfort.