What are Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

Snoring is almost always caused by a restricted airflow at the back of the throat. This happens when the jaw (and attached tongue, which is much larger than just the part we see) falls to the back of the mouth, so air has to be forced between the tongue and the back of the throat. This makes the throat to vibrate loudly - causing snoring.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is when the airflow is so restricted the throat completely closes, stopping breathing. This triggers a choke reflex to clear the airway, disrupting sleep. More on sleep apnea...

Snoring and sleep apnea happen when asleep because the jaw muscles go slack, so the jaw (and the attached tongue) fall back, narrowing the airway.

This effect is made worse by lying on your back, causing the jaw to fall back more. Snoring is also worse when overweight, or relaxed after a drink or two.

How does the SnoreMender PS stop snoring?

The SnoreMender PS is worn at night, like a small soft flexible gumshield. It holds the jaw slightly forwards, preventing the jaw and tongue from falling back, to keep the airway open and stop snoring.

The SnoreMender PS allows normal breathing and the mouth to open and close naturally while sleeping.

To use, simply put the SnoreMender PS in the mouth before going to sleep.

The moulded upper and lower trays fit over the teeth and the hinged SnoreMender PS allows full movement while preventing the jaw from falling back while asleep, even if lying on your back.

Apart from a few days of adjustment when first used, SnoreMender PS is probably the most comfortable practical solution you will ever find.

From the first time used, you and your partner will get the huge benefits of a good night's sleep together. Even the snorer gets a better sleep, as the snoring can often disturb their own sleep!

Comfort is probably the biggest concern that a new user has and the idea of having something in your mouth for a whole night is disconcerting. How do we allay this concern? Through personal references and the fact that Sleep Well Enjoy Life Ltd's principal was a SnoreMender user long before bringing SnoreMender to the United States.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can have many causes but by far the most common is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). A rare cause of sleep apnea is called Central Sleep Apnea (CSA).

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a physical condition, where the airflow stops during sleep - temporary halted breathing. This is usually because airway is temporarily blocked by the tongue and soft tissues in the throat, causing the sleeper to briefly stop breathing. Sometimes this will wake the sleeper, but often the sleeper will not know this is happening, they will only know that they never get a good night's sleep, and they are very tired during the day.

OSA affects about 4% of men and 2% of women. CSA is a neurological condition and affects under 0.5% of people, and is often associated with heart failure and strokes.

If you have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, then you will usually be recommended to use a mandibular advancement device, such as SnoreMender PS, for your condition. If it is severe obstructive sleep apnea then you will usually be recommended either a mandibular advancement device, or a CPAP machine (breathing pressurised air from a face mask and pump).


Linda Veale

"I received the SnoreMender on June 25. Very quick service. And even better, it works. I never would have believed such a simple device could stop my long time snoring. I was thoroughly prepared for it to be another expensive throw away.

I even recorded myself with and without the SnoreMender to be sure it worked. The result was very loud snoring without - absolute silence with. It is fairly uncomfortable for the first few days, but after that, no problem at all.

Thanks. I'll be ordering more and have friends and family interested, too."