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Anti snoring device

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falcon269

no commercial interests
Camino(s) past & future
LePuy, Frances, Aragones, Ingles, Vezelay, Toulosana, Muxia, Fisterra, Portugues, Sanabres

Kitsambler

Jakobsweg Junkie
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-19

J F Gregory

Portugal Central - October 2019
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (March-April,2016) finished, (October 2019) Portuguese Central Route.
I'm the daughter of a locomotive. But for five years now I've slept silently (and with better quality sleep!) using this device from my dentist. http://glidewelldental.com/services/dental-sleep-medicine/silent-nite-sl There are non-prescription devices available with a similar design, but I have no experience with them.
I was using bite device and my dentist told me to stop because it was damaging to the mouth in some way. She is not the only dentist I have talked to about this. I spoke with one who used to make these for his patients and has stopped saying it causes more damage to the jaw alignment.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I was using bite device and my dentist told me to stop because it was damaging to the mouth in some way. She is not the only dentist I have talked to about this. I spoke with one who used to make these for his patients and has stopped saying it causes more damage to the jaw alignment.
It might not cause too much damage if only used during the Camino.
 

falcon269

no commercial interests
Camino(s) past & future
LePuy, Frances, Aragones, Ingles, Vezelay, Toulosana, Muxia, Fisterra, Portugues, Sanabres
It might not cause too much damage if only used during the Camino.
In my case, it did not work either!! Unless you are convinced that it works for you, save the 2-3 ounces.:)
 

Felice

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP to Santiago Sept 2014
I have tried a lot of "devices," but none work. Even my CPAP is a marginal cure. Then I bought one of these, and, amazingly, it works!


I'm intrigued - how does it work? Is it comfortable?
 

woodswoman

Member
Hi I saw this little gadget on my Facebook feed https://www.socialhotcakes.com/products/anti-snore-nose-clip#5 I'm not sure how effective it is , but being a loud snorer I'm always on the lookout for info and tips to to help me make my dorm room companions lives easier
I strongly suggest you go to a pulmonologist and arrange for a sleep study. Snoring usually indicates sleep apnea, which means you stop breathing intermittently throughout your sleep cycle. Some people need a CPAP machine, but since I travel so much, and my apnea is very strange and uneven, I was prescribed an apnea mouth guard, which was made by my dentist. Insurance often covers it, and I take it with me everywyere. I was only a light/intermittent snorer, but I always felt exhausted in the morning after a 'good night's sleep". The mouth device (like one you use for grinding your teeth, but upper and lower for the apnea device) is small, unobtrusive, and weighs almost nothing, which is important on the Camino!

By the way, my partner, a LOUD snorer who now does have a CPAP, though he too has an apnea mouth guard for travel, tried those nose strips for years, and they never worked at all for him . . . Good luck.
 

falcon269

no commercial interests
Camino(s) past & future
LePuy, Frances, Aragones, Ingles, Vezelay, Toulosana, Muxia, Fisterra, Portugues, Sanabres
I'm intrigued - how does it work? Is it comfortable?

I am not sure "how" it works. It monitors for noise, probably mostly bone conducted, and slightly (???) wakes you up! That moves you from deep sleep to light sleep, and stops the snoring. You can adjust the sensitivity so it wakes you less, or lower the wake up signal so it does not wake you as often. I was pretty skeptical of whether it would work, but it does! It is only slightly uncomfortable when you sleep on the side in which you wear it.
 

RJM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few times
I am not a snorer. I have been in albergues with very loud snorers, sometimes. How do you snorers approach the situation? I mean, going forth on the Camino knowing you will be sleeping in rooms with several other people for whom the loud snoring may be detrimental to being able to sleep?
Just curious.
 

Lurch

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
looking at 2018-2019
I have an anti-snoring device at home. It is called my wife. If my snoring wakes her up, she ‘gently’ shoves me while simultaneously telling me ‘You are snoring’, through gritted teeth. Of course she does not have the same problem, as she reminds me that women don’t snore, they purr...
 

Isca-camigo

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Various ones.
I strongly suggest you go to a pulmonologist and arrange for a sleep study. Snoring usually indicates sleep apnea, which means you stop breathing intermittently throughout your sleep cycle. Some people need a CPAP machine, but since I travel so much, and my apnea is very strange and uneven, I was prescribed an apnea mouth guard, which was made by my dentist. Insurance often covers it, and I take it with me everywyere. I was only a light/intermittent snorer, but I always felt exhausted in the morning after a 'good night's sleep". The mouth device (like one you use for grinding your teeth, but upper and lower for the apnea device) is small, unobtrusive, and weighs almost nothing, which is important on the Camino!

By the way, my partner, a LOUD snorer who now does have a CPAP, though he too has an apnea mouth guard for travel, tried those nose strips for years, and they never worked at all for him . . . Good luck.
I have had sleep monitoring done by the local hospital, as a result I was given CPAP machine, I stuck with it for about 3 weeks, but had to give it back, I was having problems with it.
 

Stroller

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte (2015), Frances (2016)
I am not a snorer. I have been in albergues with very loud snorers, sometimes. How do you snorers approach the situation? I mean, going forth on the Camino knowing you will be sleeping in rooms with several other people for whom the loud snoring may be detrimental to being able to sleep?
Just curious.

I carried a CPAP at the start of the camino but had lost a lot of weight and unbeknown was in a state of transition out of apnea. The CPAP was so heavy that I shipped it to Ivar after a week and then used a mandibular device, brought just in case, which worked well. I know the effects of sleep deprivation well, believed that I would recognise them and was prepared to bus or train to Santiago to collect the CPAP if the mandibular device did not work. I would then have reassessed how or if I completed this camino. I don't advise this as a method of deciding to stop using CPAP.

Latest sleep study shows complete cessation of apnea and wife reports very little snoring except after "too much alcohol", whatever that is, in which case I use the mandibular device, but thats only for the odd night.

So the best solution, in my experience, is to loose weight and, if you are ascetic enough, don't drink alcohol.

The problem is now that I hear all the other snorers. There's always a downside, but ear plugs work fairly well and if it's really unbearable I will sleep outside in a bivvy bag.
 
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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
I have an anti-snoring device at home. It is called my wife. If my snoring wakes her up, she ‘gently’ shoves me while simultaneously telling me ‘You are snoring’, through gritted teeth. Of course she does not have the same problem, as she reminds me that women don’t snore, they purr...
. . . . they purr - like a chainsaw!

My wife has VERY sharp elbows - I sleep much better now we're divorced.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
I've used these nasal dilators in the past with some success

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Bob from L.A. !

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis 2012, 2014, 2016. Camino Norte 2018. Many more to come in my future God willing !
OMG - Some of the above replies are hysterical !
 

Biff

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portugues - Tui to Santiago (2014, I think)
French - St Jean to Santiago to Finester (2018)
I have an anti-snoring device at home. It is called my wife. If my snoring wakes her up, she ‘gently’ shoves me while simultaneously telling me ‘You are snoring’, through gritted teeth. Of course she does not have the same problem, as she reminds me that women don’t snore, they purr...
Hummm!! Mrs Biff purrs very loudly!! :eek:
 

Ann2839

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2019)
Hey. I want to share my experience using anti-snoring devices. My husband and I have lived together for five years, but only recently he began to snore. I woke up three times a night, it all came to quarrels and insomnia. I decided to search the Internet for ways to deal with this. I learned that this is not the norm, but a disorder that we started to fight. To begin, we bought TSD, and soon we will have an operation. I leave a link to the site with all the information, I hope someone will come in handy: https://gadgets-reviews.com/review/229-what-is-the-best-sleep-apnea-device.html Now everyone is sleeping peacefully!
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falcon269

no commercial interests
Camino(s) past & future
LePuy, Frances, Aragones, Ingles, Vezelay, Toulosana, Muxia, Fisterra, Portugues, Sanabres
Only a CPAP works for sleep apnea. None of the mouthpieces prevented my snoring. An electric earpiece has worked. It detects snoring and gently wakes you up. The downside is that it tends to keep you in light sleep reducing the amount of deep sleep, so you may feel a bit less rested in the morning.


A mask version also works:

 

Alfis

Wanderer
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (2020)
My husband snores very loud too.
We tried everything - from anti snore nose clip to special face mask. And what we have learned from that - it can only help him if he sleeps on pillow and mattress for snoring. We have read about them on https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/silentnight-anti-snoring-pillow_uk_5c5188b4e4b0f43e410ccc9e and https://www.talkaboutsleep.com/best-mattress-for-snoring/ and decided to unite the devices. And this helped him to stop snoring. The first night was wonderful and, what is more important, silent. We were very satisfied because our money was not wasted in vain.
Of course, I can't claim that our method will help everybody because we are all different and, what is more, there are many factors that cause snoring. But this helped my husband.
 

AndrewDavOz

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2019
I have used a CPAP machine for nearly 9 years. My sleep study reported 42 events per hour.

I was concerned about the disruption to others and indeed as it turned out I was more troubled by snoring from others.

I was going to take the base machine with me on my camino in Aug/Sept/Oct this year but several months before the trip, I asked my dentist whether he knew anything about the mandibular splints. He not only knew about them but he is a long term user of them. He said like all things around sleep apnoea, they don't work for all people. I decided to try it, even though it cost as much as a new CPAP.

The outcome was that I slept reasonably well, nobody ever reported hearing me snoring, in fact they said that the other people in the room were far noisier. And it was a lot lighter to carry than a CPAP with power supply, didn't require me to be near power and allowed me to be "normal" which was a great thing too.

I offer this not as a universal solution, but just as a bit of data. I tried it and it worked well for me.
 

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